Dream Catcher/Teardrop

Teardrop

“This story was told to me as a small child, first by my Grandfather and then again later by my father.

” Long ago, when the Mohegan (Mohiingans) people all lived in the same village, the men spent most of their time away, either hunting or at war with the Tribes of the North.

The women ran the village. They tended their gardens and cared for all of the Tribes clothing.

This would often leave the Elders and the very young, whom they cared for, alone in the village for long periods of time.

The Trickster or evil one, knowing this, would come into the village at night and frighten the children, so that they couldn’t sleep.

The Mohiingans people knew that neither the Elders nor the children, could do anything about the Trickster on their own, so they contacted the Little People on their behalf.

(The Mohiingans people believed that the Little People were their protectors who lived in a sub-world between the spirit world and the Mohegan(Mohiingans) world.

The Mohiingans People would go to them with their prayer requests and the Little People would then take these requests to Kiehtan.)

The men of the village made offerings or gifts for the Little People of strong tobacco skin pouches, while the women made food baskets.

The children made their own special gifts. On a chosen night, the Mohegan (Mohiingans) People would take their gifts to the edge of the forest. Just before sunset, the (Mohiingans) Mohegan’s would offer prayers and songs to Kiehtan Creator, who would send the Little People to them.

They would then leave their gifts for Little People and go back to their village.

Every night for a week, the Mohiingans People would return to the edge of the forest to see if the Little People had taken their gifts.

One night, one of the Little People was waiting for them and all of the gifts were gone.

After the prayers and songs were finished, everyone sat down to discuss why the gifts had been left. Learning what the Trickster had been doing, the Little Person said that she would go back to her people and return later with their answer.

A few days later, the Little People asked for a meeting with the Mohiingans Tribal council.

The Little People told the Tribal council that they would need help from the Spider Woman.

So, they talked to the Spider Woman and she agreed to meet with the council.

After the Tribal council explained what the Trickster was doing to the Elders and the young, the Spider Woman took some grapevine some willow branches and spun them into a teardrop shaped web.

The teardrops represented the children’s tears.

She gave one teardrop to the head of each family and told them to put the teardrop over the child’s bed, as close to an opening as possible.

As the child dreamed, the Trickster tried to send forth bad dreams.

Now, the bad dreams would get stuck on the spider web, and the good dreams would pass on through and down to the child.

In the morning when the sun would come up, the heat from the sun would erase all of the bad dreams, making the teardrop clean again until the next night.

From that day on, the Mohegan (Mohiingans) children dreamed good dreams and the village was again at peace.

The Pequot/Mohegan/Mohiingans Dream Catcher.

By now everyone knows a story about the Native American Dream catchers?

So let’s get into how to make one?

As with everything else we talk about on this blogger this is only how they were made by my ancestors and why we make them a little different then the pretty store bought ones of today!

No one nowadays makes a Traditional Eastern Woodland New England dream catcher for sale, why? Because they are not the pretty ones that come from outside this country and sold as native!

A traditional dream catcher (Tear Drop) was not made from medal and/or plastic, we use a branch of a Willow tree or grape vine and sometimes both, tied together with Sinew.

However, if you did not read the story here goes again.

The Story of the Teardrop

http://www.sachem-uncas.com/teardrop.html

Mohiingans people.

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sachemuncas@centurylink.net

Wiashguagwumsuck rock

THE ROCK

It was once the divide of the Podunk tribal hunting lands west to the Connecticut River and the Mohegan hunting lands to the north and east. The Indians called the area “Saqumsketuck,” meaning a land or place of hard rock. An enormous sacred flat prayer rock was known as Wiashguagwumsuck. There once existed a thriving quarrying operation in the notch. For a time the area was known as Notch Hollow or Quarryville.

Welcome to the person from the city of North Windham Connecticut looking for information on the Wiashguagwumsuck rock in Bolton, CT at one of my older websites

Uncas and his Bolton friendship Uncas & Miantinomo – Uncasvillage

http://walkingfox.tripod.com/id2.html

This, as you can see is a tripod site no longer in use by my people however, it does still hold important information. My brother and sister Bolton Mohegan people still hold to the culture, ceremonies and beliefs of our first Sachem and if or when this, my last operation, does as the doctors expect, I am planning on a visit sometime this or next year to my old homestead and my family in Bolton .Why it was/is so easy for Matriarch tribes in New York/New England to believe in the same Supreme Being that the Christians believe in? Most of the people especially the Connecticut Native Americans believed in one Supreme Being, who was known in the different tribes as Kiehtan (Creator), Woonand (Father Sky) and Cantantowit (Great Spirit). They placed the dwelling of Kiehtan in the southwest because the wind from that quarter is the warmest that blows in Connecticut and usually brings fair weather. They also believed that the soul existed after death and that the spirits of the good would go to the house of Kiehtan. There they would be delivered from pain and sorrow and enjoy an afterlife similar to that which they had here, only in abundance and in perfection. They believed that when the wicked went to the door of Kiehtan he would tell them to go away and they were obliged to wander alone and lost forever. http://www.boltoncthistory.org/uncas.html

Crossing Ceremony Wright/Phillips/Weintraut

The Crossing Ceremonies all went OK given the fact that my old ceremonial briefcase was among the stolen. Because of the wisdom of our Supreme Being, I was stopped from taking any of our ancestors sacred articles. Because, the loved ones family would not have known about our Mohegan ancestor Alice Storey’s trip on horseback with children too West Virginia many years ago and that we are related. All that was lost was two Owl feathers, some paperwork and an old smudge bowl. The paperwork to help them understand the ceremony can be replaced at a later date. Now at least they have a Clan Mother and two Chiefs. All and all it was good to see her family and we are a much stronger couple coming through this. Creator is good. AHO

Where does the Mohegan Tribe live?

Today I wish to welcome one of my friends on WordPress, thank you for your visit to one of my postings about

Where does the Mohegan tribe live, a posting from January 12, 2013

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/where-do-mohegan-tribe-live/

I would also like to introduce you, my friends, to another posting if I may?

Fort Shantok State Park at Uncasvillage October 7, 2012

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/fort-shantok-state-park-at-uncasvillage/

I am now in complete shell shock to find that today the website to this old nuclear waste dump is still up for all to read?

http://coldwar-ct.com/United_Nuclear_Corp.html

Half of our people living in what is now called New London County have a casino on land they claim from their people however, technically in belonged to a tribe that they (the Mohiingans) took after annihilating that tribe.

The other half of our people now only claim a little piece of Brownfield Land, the rest was bartered (to trade goods or services without the exchange of money) for a casino. Remember this while you are losing your money?

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

Soilcontam

Example of Brownfield land at a disused gasworks site after excavation, with soil contamination from removed underground storage tanks.

However, remember that we are talking Nuclear waste land?

A Delaware girl called stay

Part of a fiction filmThe last of the Mohicans

is a statement about a Mohican, not the same as Sachem Uncas a Mohegan.

Uncas a Delaware girl calls stay?

Welcome to the city Moscow in the Russian Federation

http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/russia/moscow/

To one of my many websites and posting about this film.

On this my oldest website

http://walkingfox.tripod.com/id4.html

If you cannot find what  you were looking for please try one of my newer sites?

P.S.

I can do no updating, editing, correcting or adding on the old useless tripod website?

This is a stagnated, defunct old website from Tripod!

This is what always happens when a company outsources, they die or the new company cuts corners then they die.

My blog from WordPress is up to date.

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/160/

or

The Last of the Mohicans

http://www.sachem-uncas.com/blog.html

As long as this old tripod website is being used to sell advertising, I might as well use them and follow you on the tracker?

Mohiigan (Mohegan) came from the Bering strait bridge and Iceland

A vote is coming, look for it?
Yes, I have written about this subject a few times however, as time goes by this seems to get lost in all of the fog from new writers looking to change our past?
Our ancestors would not allow small changes in our culture like our word Squarw, beautiful one, changed to Squaw, pigs, by Europeans.
We, the true Traditionalist should not allow small changes like our real name and very large changes like Sachem, chief, Head Clan Mother, warrior for European words like president, counselor, committee, chairman? Let’s not forget, Adoption for blood quotes, Village to reservation (jail)!
The story of Sachem Uncas and the Mohegan people, the native name of  (Mohiingans) the sources for some of this information was handed down by my Grandfather and other Elders and some was from other sources like while writing that book report in high school.
All of these teachings by my Mohegan Elders, took place at our monthly meetings, while I was growing up in and around Uncasvillage, New England.
As computers, telephones or libraries did not exist in the time of Sachem Uncas, it would be nearly impossible to say that there is any source about him that is perfect.
That said, It is very disturbing to me and my family and for that matter all traditionalist, to read all of the so-called true stories about not only Sachem Uncas, but the Mohegan people as well, written by those who are neither Mohegan, most not even Native.
How can one be an expert without living the life?
Uncas the first Sachem of the Mohiingans (Mohegan) People was a descendant of Royal Pequot Blood, really also from the true name of (Mohiingans).
His mother was Mekunump and his father was Oweneco, they were both Pequot’s.
Uncas was born near what is today Norwichtown, the historical Pequot Village in Connecticut in 1588-1683/84.
Europeans like the Vikings came from the east over Iceland, Greenland, Canada and down into our tribe. Little is known about those visitors except they seem to have been friendly towards our people.
Most people believe that American Natives ( our people) chased their food source, mainly the Woolly Mammoth, through the Bering Straits Land Bridge and that our people then came across and down into what are now the Great Lakes and the Hudson River Valley.
One of these groups of people became farmers (called land diggers, my people), however, most of the tribes in that area were warring tribes which over time, forced this group of Monheag (Mohiingans) People East.
After some time and many forced movements, this group of Monheags ended up along the  Quinatucquet River, which later became known as the Connecticut River in what is now Connecticut and on to the Pequot (Thames) river area, just short of the ocean.
The many years of battles and losing their farms, taught this tribe how to fight, so that when the Mashantuckets, Missituks, Niantic’s came to fight and to destroy them and take their farms, as the Mohawks, Mohicans and others had so long ago, the Monheags were ready for them, waging war first on them, then the Dutch and then the French.
After this, the Dutch called them the Pequins (destroyers), later the French changed their name to Pequods and the English changed it to Pequot’s.
When the English showed up on the Quinatucquet and Pequot Rivers, Sachem Wopigwooit was the leader of the tribe.
After his passing, the next in line was Sassacus as leader, instead of Chief Poquiam (Unkas, Uncas). Sachem Sassacus was hoping that he would force the English back into the ocean so the people sided with him.
Sassacus like the Niantic’s and the Narragansett’s hated the English and was at war with them constantly.
War chief Poquiam (Unkas), Sassacus son in law, tried to reason with Sassacus and the people, but they would not listen to him.
So he (chief Poquiam) took all who wished to go with him, across the Pequot River, to the Cauchegan Village, gave them back their old name Mohiingans (Monheags) and became their Sachem. Once again with non natives, the English misspelled the name and we now have the name  Mohegan’s. All of those still proud of your ancestors, I vote to take back our original name once and for all?

If you are not descended from Sachem ( She-Chaim Unkas) Uncas, you are not a Mohegan?

If you travel around the internet, read some of the newest books about my people, watch television or try to follow someone’s genealogy, it ends up as everybody is related to the first leader of the Mohegan native people, Uncas, Mohegan Sachem.

Sachem Uncas, (son of Owaneco a Pequot), Sachem Owaneco (son of Uncas), Attawanhood (Joshua son of Uncas), John Uncas (son of Uncas), Sachem Cesar Uncas (son of Owaneco), Sachem Isaiah Uncas. Ben Uncas, Ben Uncas 2nd, Ben Uncas 3rd.

Question?

Whatever happened to the Pequot’s that followed Chief Poquiam (Unkas) away from Sachem Sassacus, settled on the west side of the Pequot river and followed Chief Poquiam (Unkas) their new Sachem now known as Uncas?

Remember that there was well over one hundred warriors and their women and children.

Once these people excepted Uncas as their leader, he became their Sachem, they became the old long gone original Mohiingan’ s and his people, the tribe that was forced from their old homeland along the great lakes.

As usual with non natives doing the recording, the name changed down through the years and we became known as the Mohegans.

Now we must back up a little further into our past and we will find that the Pequot’s were first called the Pequins ( Dutch name for destroyer), however, we know that they are really a farming peaceful tribe known as the Mohiingan people, forced to leave their home up and over to the west at the Great Lakes that through the years learned from their enemy how to fight for their lives.

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/mohawk-people-are-correct/

Someone needs to explain to these “Decedents” that it is not necessary to be of royal blood to be a Casino Indian?

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/the-royal-bloodline-of-mohegans/

While we are on the subject, I would like to know who told our people that there were no more Mohegan Sachems after Sachem Ben Uncas the 3rd and what happened to the rest of the Royal blood line?

I know what happened, what I want is for those saying that there are no more to please explain?

A quick word about our New England people.

Patriarchy/Matriarch Society?

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/sachemsagamossagamore/

The original people of this area were all of a Matriarch family, as in filtering, annihilation, assimilation and pollution set in now some are of the Patriarchy and no longer our people.

Translating Unkas (Uncas)?

Welcome to the City of Brandon  Florida

http://www.brandonchamber.com/

I am very interested in your use of a translator on my blogs and websites?

Search Engine Google: translate Uncas

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/

http://www.sachem-uncas.com/

http://mysmudgingblog.blogspot.com/

I do not know what you were looking for however, if you did not find your answer please ask?

Sachems (Shechaim) Travels

Please be advised, this is only a small list of our travels around Indian country.

So if your state, gathering or powwow is not on the page I apologize however, we only had just so much room.

Welcome to the visitors from

The City  Boston  Massachusetts

http://www.cityofboston.gov/

AND

The City Johnstown New York

http://www.cityofjohnstown-ny.com/

To my travels page of the website Aquai/Aquine

http://www.sachem-uncas.com/

http://www.sachem-uncas.com/travels.html

Yes we have been to powwows and gatherings around both areas.

If you are interested in if or when we were around your area please ask?

A short break!

While still working on making Breanna’s play area safe for her to stay in and the new garden as safe as possible at keeping as many of Florida’s critters out plus redoing the lower patio, I have a few websites and a blog for you to enjoy because Gator Woman made my two readable while writing hers? 🙂

Costume or Regalia?

http://www.sachem-uncas.com/2013blog.html

Maine Voices

http://www.ussbetelgeuse.com/2013blog.html

The Visitors

http://walkingwiththealligators.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/473/