Left Hand


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A Traditionalist Spiritual

(Teacher)

cannot receive awards

for carrying out

Creators (Kiehtan), Wishes.

Left Handed

OK

As usual I’ll take a Shechaim short-cut?

I will try to explain as best I can without grossing anyone out?

As you might have learned while following our posting and website, our people, not counting the Bering Strait Land Bridge,

http://archaeology.about.com/od/bcthroughbl/qt/beringia.htm

came from around the Great Lakes Area upper New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes

So did a number of other tribes.

Our people (the Moiigans) according to my elders, were grower (farmers) not fighters so were often raided for our crops, furs, skins and females.

From these losing battles and the battles pushing our people east each growing cycle, we learned from them where the heart is.

While not going into details, the heart is on the left side of a human body.

Through the years as with the Circle of life and doing ceremonies in a circle, our culture is now centered around the left side of a body because of our heart.

In other words our Sacred Ceremonies start with the left, as in passing tobacco (herbs) is with the left hand to the left hand, Aquai (hello) a wave of the left hand. A request to speak to an elder one approaches toward the left of the elder, stops and waits for acknowledgment from the elder or the elders protector before an offer of a gifted herb of friendship and permission to speak and so on.

Mind you, none of this is mandatory, all of this is a show of respect!

Shechaim Ohjieshan (Sachem Walkingfox

It has come to our attention that people wish to profit from our writings?

Donna,( tahtonka.com) trained 8 years in college about indigenous people and has been working closely with our attorneys making sure that the rights to write and any/all would be income gets to our indigenous people.

One is always allowed to enjoy the writings, re-blog with credit, writing to profit is a direct insult to our ancestors.

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  1. Pingback: Native American Left-Hand | sachemspeaks

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