Native American gifting
Welcome Oklahoma City Oklahoma
To one of our postings about gifting.
Native American gift protocol
Just wondering my new friend.
With all of the tribes (Nations), throughout Oklahoma, why our sites over on the East coast of Indian country?
Not to worry, as I stated, you are welcome.
I have no knowledge about the ceremonies or the culture of the people in your state however, this is our ancestors ways and you came to visit our site.
The correct way to gift an American Native is from your left hand to their left hand.
If the gift is words, then from your mouth with your left hand to the left shoulder of that person, which you should know is the closest to the heart.
If the gift is too big, then your left hand to your heart, straight out pointing at the gift or gifts.
It is very easy to spot a real Traditional Native American.
They are the ones constantly giving something away.
If you choose to gift a true American Native, and you do not want that person giving it away, do not give it to them.
As a young native a wise old native told me , ” Once you give something to me, it is mine, you cannot tell me what to do with it”.
“Once I give something to you it is yours, never ask if I want it back, now you go do the same”.
If at any time an American Native is thought to have a religion, this would be it.
We believe that everything on Mother Earth is a free gift from Creator to all creatures, so if it is a free gift from Creator to all creatures, then it was predestined to be given away.
If Creator wishes you to have it, then it will be coming back.