American Native Spirituality
“Spirituality is not religion to American Natives. Religion is not a Native concept, it is a non Native word, with implications of things that often end badly, like Holy wars in the name of individuals God’s and so on. Native people do not ask what religion another Native is, because they already know the answer. To Native people, spirituality is about the Creator, period~”
Why do I put this information on the net?
Many of my tribal clan mothers asked me ” Why put all of my ancestors teachings on my free blogs for people to steal as their own knowledge”?
For years now while seeing Indians and others around Indian country using the teachings from our elders now ancestors (Native American Country),as their words of wisdom, it would hurt me and interfere with my praying. However, a few days ago in the supreme wisdom of Grandfather ( Creator) while deep in prayer, the words came to me, ” my son, where do you think all of your ancestors received their teaching”?
” This knowledge that I have given to you through your elders was meant to be enjoyed by all, so all can read it for the good of my creations”.
I was born into a ‘Matriarchal society’, not the ‘Euro-American’ type of society, the one from my ancestors in and around the ‘Northeastern American’ society.
In this family of our ancestors, everyone from diaper to death is treated with respect, everyone is a teacher of a younger family member everyone treats her or his elder as their teaching parent.
With that said, ‘because of the culture and ceremonies of this family (Mohiigan), I am now a retired spiritual teacher elder of this family’ however and most of all I am writing while in the flesh waiting for my lord to come to take me home!
WHILE READING MY COMMENTS ABOUT THE WAY NATIVE AMERICAN COUNTRY HAS BEEN GOING LATELY (Casino’s and such). YOU MAY THINK THAT THIS IS BECAUSE OF
NO CASINO CONTRACTS?
NOTHING CAN BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH. MY GRANDFATHER
( Shechaim Mgisse Tallfox)
MADE ME PROMISE, NO GAMBLING AT HIS BEDSIDE,
MADE ME PROMISE TO TURN MY BACK ON CASINO’S HIS LAST DAY.
HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE A DEATH BED PROMISE?
I wish to start from the age of about five years old, because of the year (1940’s) there were no playmates my age around so, I would enjoy as much time as possible with our elders.
Every time my father or grandfather would go some place I pasted them to take me with them, most of the time they would if there was no school.
Everything I have learned about our people was at these meeting with my father Sachem Zeak, grandfather Sachem Tallfox or the elders.
Soon after their crossing and the casino‘s Indians were appointed by the government, my elders asked to infiltrate some new tribe popping up around Uncasvillage so, undercover as a new recruit I had a little fun playing their games just to see why they came out of the woodwork.
Below are some websites for your reading.
American Native Issues
Storey Clan of the Pequot/Mohegan people.
American Native Spirituality
Sachem Walkingfox offers prayers at the. Carlisle Indian .
Aquine – Peace
Sachem Walkingfox carries his Mohegan staff.
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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