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Native American Wedding Ceremony (Traditional)
Our people gift all ‘Royal Native Americans’ the same way, all the time, from a Shechaim Ohjieshan, Shechaim, Sachem, Squaw Sachem, Head Clan Mother, sagamore or chief.
Actually, we gift most elders, native or not, just the same.
First thing to remember about our tobacco,
it was, it is, and should always be, herbs.
(Kinnick Kinnick) a mix of herbs.
Not a chemical treated cigarettes!
While offering a cigarette,
please remember, it is an insult to a Traditional if that person is a Non Smoker!
Please also remember, there is nothing sacred about any chemical, they are all poison.
So, what you would be saying if gifting tobacco with chemicals to this person is,
this can cause cancer and is poison!
A person handing this herb will usually have it wrapped in
something for a convenience to the elder, not always but, if it is wrapped,
red would be the preferred color of the wrap.
(RED IS THE COLOR of the HEART BLOOD).
While gifting you are also using your left hand
to his/her left hand
shows true respect and knowledge to the elder.
Each time a native uses a traditional way,
an elder and your ancestor, sheds a tear of joy.
Our ancestors were simple common sense people.
Their tobacco was grown without chemicals; the ancestors did not need them!
Today our elders know that cigarettes cause cancer.
Even if they smoke, someone who they know
and love has died a horrible death from this cancer.
Please do not insult them by an offering of a cancer-causing cigarette.
Will you please use,
Kinnick~ Kinnick (herbs)?
Gifting a Native American?
Gifting a Native American chief
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of the Mohiigan People
(Maïngan – Yáw – Wolf-People).
Shechaim Ohjieshan (Sachem Walkingfox)