leading a native American pipe ceremony

Welcome to the visitor from the City of San Diego California


To my postings about our Friendship pipe.

Native American pipe ceremony, Traditional



Friendship Pipe 006

I am not sure who it is that wants to lead a pipe however, until a teacher knows this the sacred parts are always blank?

Also, and this is just as important, California is as far as one can go west without getting your feet wet, my tribe, the Mohiigan/Pequot/Mohegan/ People are as far east as one can go without getting your feet wet, so I am sure that the culture and ceremonies are in some ways different?

Why is it wrong to call a Native American circle an arena?

My website at tripod is a blessing and a curse.

Because of this I will once again split my answer into two parts.

A blessing because my 1993 SNET website (Southern New England Telephone) company was sold and is no more.

My 1995 EarthLink was a great website except it is only using dial-up connection, so this is now the oldest of my websites.

So when questions are asked sooner or later it makes its way to this website.

The curse is that because that program was sold and I can no longer update it or answer questions on it, I will never know if the person asking the question will ever see my answer.

Not that I am by any stretch of the imagination an expert, they can at least read and compare answers?

Thank you to the person from City Cairo Al Qahirah Egypt


Asking the question

Why is it wrong calling an Indian circle an arena and why is the way in not a door?

To my websites





My Thesaurus calls an Arena~ stadium, show ground, sports ground, pitch, field, ring, dome, amphitheater.

I do not know if the people in India have a circle or if so what they might call it However, the question seems to be directed towards Native Americans because of the many websites that they looked it?

To answer this question and insure a complete understanding as to why this is important one must think ancestors and dig back into past websites and blogs.








OK so, remembering that Paw paus and Powwow belongs to the first people of this land and that I speak only from my teaching from elders around the New York, New England area, this ceremony does not belong to outsiders, if you are an outsider you cannot have it!

If you change it then at the moment that you do, it is no longer a Paw paus or a Powwow, it is a watered down gathering to make money for you, period!

Dealing with the Thesaurus calling an Arena~ stadium, ground, showground, sports ground, pitch, field, ring, dome, amphitheater.

While following up on a visitor

While following up on visitors to my trackers today,

I noticed that a past visitor more than likely came from a website in their state.


Posted by AuroRa / Little Crow Feather on August 17, 2012 at 4:32am in THE GOSPEL OF THE REDMAN


To my earlier posting yesterday

November 25, 2013

Misunderstanding Spirituality



City Oklahoma City https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=35.4822222222,-97.535&spn=0.1,0.1&q=35.4822222222,-97.535+(Oklahoma+City)&t=h

I only wish to bring this up because, ever though it is a long winded site, this person does the right thing, something in this day and age of wannabes, must be commended, because they give credit while quoting and writing the website, refreshing to this old mans eyes, AHO

Misunderstanding Spirituality

Welcome to a visitor from Oklahoma City Oklahoma


To an old website of ours

Native American Spiritualism


While surfing the internet looking for information on the misunderstanding of native American spirituality?

I must, as always, start with your state in the South Central part of Indian country and we are from the North East.

Culture and ceremonies may differ a little in tribal information?

A couple more of our sites may help in your search?



However, something’s that seem to confuse our European friends might be the same in both areas of the country?

The first thing that I have noticed throughout the years while traveling around Indian country invited to attend their religious roundtable discussions and I believe, the most confusing to religious leaders is,

Native Americans throughout the country have no problem with our own Spirituality (they call religion).

We all Fear (believe) in our Creator, some call this Supreme Being by different names and some difference in ways of contacting our Supreme Being.

However, it has never, to my knowledge, turned into battles as with our Europeans do?

They also do not understand our praying inside of a Sweat Lodge, Longhouse or to trees and rocks, why we have a Prayer Pouch or call a Drum our heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Information that can be found on our newest blog,


Native American higher power

Seems that a little change in words still confuses many search engines?

One would think that by now a company that wants us to use their site to search the internet could keep improving on their search help?

However, makes more room for me to find questions to answer, so I am OK.

Welcome to my visitor from the City Denver Colorado


Take good care of Peyton Manning?

Sorry for your confusion while out looking on the internet for your information about our Higher Power Beliefs.

Native American higher power?

Pleased that you at least found one of my postings to help clear up any confusion?

Native American Spiritualism


You may find out that is you change a word or two many other sites will also pop up that may help in your search.

No reason that you should have known this, it is up to companies to improve their search engines.

For instance, Supreme Being, Creator, Native God, Native Beliefs, just to name a few.




Violence Against Women Act

Native American women murdered at a rate more than twice the national average”, said Senator Leahy

Another good reason why the people that descended from Shechaim Unkas (Sachem Uncas) of the Mohiigan tribe (Mohegan) a Matriarch people elected to have Clan Mothers?

On November 13, 2013 Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont address the Senate of the United States regarding the plight of Native Americans today.

“As we celebrate Native American contributions to our country, we must also examine the unique struggles faced by these communities and work together to find solutions. violence against Native women through the Violence Against Women Act, nearly three out of five Indian women have been assaulted by their spouses or intimate partners. On some reservations, Native American women are murdered at a rate more than twice times the national average. Native American women are murdered at a rate more than twice times the national average. Those statistics are chilling. Native women are being brutalized and killed at rates that simply shock the conscience”, said Senator Patrick Leahy


Taw-but-ni (Thank you)

to Senators Leahy Democratic Party and Senator Crapo Republican Party for finding the way to work together for our women!

Native American Alters

Welcome to the visitor to my postings about Native American ceremonies from Salt Lake City Utah


Native American Alters how they are set up for different ceremonies

I have been to a few denominations of religious people, Jewish, Catholic, and many of the protestant churches and have not noticed much change between ceremonies?

Same with my people.

I believe the error might be with the question?

First we did not call our prayer place an alter until sometime after first contact.

In my culture, the Mohiigan people, a prayer place is set up for convince to pray to Kiehtan our Creator, it would have no need to be changed much because all of our ceremonies begin with a request for a blessing from Kiehtan to continue with the ceremony?

The only time that the alter might be changed some is if a different person is praying for the ceremony, for instance, I am a left hander, the next Spiritual teacher might be right handed.

Sachem Unkas prayer place.


My prayer place.


My father and grandfather’s prayer place.


Church alter


Jewish alter


Information about traditional teaching

My friends will you please join me in your own way in prayer to your Supreme Being or belief for this visitor and that country?

I receiver this question in my tracker on 10 Nov, Sun, 20:00:00 from the City of Cebu Philippines


I did not get to this tracker until today.

I have been praying about this because for now only our Creator knows if or when my visitor will receive my answers?

At this point in time I do not even know if the question was for native eyes, except my site was the only one clicked on?

Traditional Native American (Indian ) Burial Information.


I am going to answer in faith and leave the rest up to this persons Supreme Being.

Better sites for native American answers on my postings might be of a little more help with your quest for answers my friend?



Home page or About page



Super Typhoon Haiyan


Native American involvement in crm in the four corners

Welcome to the visitor from the City of Missoula Montana


Looking for information about

Native American involvement in Cultural Resource Management in the four corners?

Not sure if you found what you were looking for however, you ended up on these postings for an answer?

THE FOUR SACRED CORNERS. (Shehukte Kina Konacya).



So, let’s see if we can help?

Again, I must start out with the, you are in Montana we are over on the east coast, so some of our culture may differ from native culture in your state.

I am sure that many answers from this government only refers to their opinion of reservation Indian’s?

We in the east refer to all indigenous peoples in our culture.

Our Four Sacred Corners is referring to four Clan Mothers well trained in the culture for many of our ceremonies, including archaeology, land/or historical sites?

Yes, we do have a Sacred Ceremony just for these and many more reasons.

Cultural Resource Management



How to give thanks with tobacco the native American way

Welcome to my visitor from the City of Onamia Minnesota,

Land of the Ojibwe people.


To one of my postings about gifting.

Tobacco (Herbs) as a Traditional Native American Gift.


As always I wish to remind my visitors that for instance your question came from Minnesota and my people are in the northeast.

So answers may differ between tribes?

The site that you landed on is basic for our area, you might also wish to visit

Gifting by an American Native to an American Native.



Native American gift protocol.


Native American Traditional Gift Giving? https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/native-american-traditional-gift-giving/

Any more questions drop me a line?