Is there a native american ritual to thank the kill for giving up its life so th

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  1. meow48 profile image73
    meow48posted 7 years ago

    Is there a native american ritual to thank the kill for giving up its life so the clan may live?

    again, writing this story is heading to needing this information.  To explain to my chlid like character the need for animals to die for humans to live, that in itself will probably bring a lot of criticism, but this is not promoting or bashing anyone, I just one to get the information right and be accurate.  did a web search but cannot seem to find what I need.. thankyou ahead of time for the help if anyone is able to do so.

  2. wheelinallover profile image76
    wheelinalloverposted 7 years ago

    Many tribes had rituals for thanking the animals for giving up their lives so others could live.
    For either of my tribes this was generally done by the brave who actually killed the animal. It was more "in the manner of what people today would call prayer" in that forgiveness was always asked of the animal.
    For the tribe when the carcass was brought in there was a celebration because it meant some or most of the tribe would be eating good tonight.
    I remember the look on grandmothers face when a larger animal was brought in even if it meant more work because we would have food for that meal and sometimes a few extras with just one days work.
    I have not actually been part of a ritual other than what my grandmother taught me to do alone after I killed an animal.

  3. Jason Kreider profile image54
    Jason Kreiderposted 6 years ago

    I raise chickens. I am part Scottish & part Eastern Cherokee. I was taught at an early age that you only kill an animal when you intend to consume it. You use every part of it. Waste none. I don't believe in sport hunting. Tonight I had to slaughter 3 roosters. When you take a life, you feel the disruption in the universe & balance of all things. But when you do it for food, there is a reverance. I quietly carried the chickens to the kill spot, asking for forgiveness & thanking each one for his contribution.Tomorrow I will give back to nature by starting seedlings & return life back to mother earth. Some tribesmen give thanks to the six powers (or grandfathers as they call them)--North, South, East, West, Mother Earth & Father Sky--using pinches of tobacco sprinkled on the ground & into the wind. There are many things you can do for a ritual. What really matters is: Are you pure of heart & sincere? All animals in nature kill for food. We ARE animals and a part of the balance--inspite of all the really evolved(?) things humans can do--like invent edible panties, spray cheese in a can & jump out of airplanes for fun. We as humans tend to forget how primal we are capable of getting.

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      Peaceluvnavocadosposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There were times in human history where we killed as a means of survival. However we've come a long way from our barbaric days, and the killing of an animal to satisfy a taste is filled with greed and selfishness.

 
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