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Native American General Cultures Information

Updated on October 14, 2015

Native American Cultural Information and Sharings

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Smudge Feathers:

Using a smoking smudge feather wand for purification is part of many Native American traditions.

Talking sticks:

Passing the talking stick from speaker to speaker is a respectful way to communicate and share opinions. This tradition is especially helpful in keeping disagreements from getting out of hand. Cherokee people respected the Talking Stick.

Dream Catchers:

The earliest dream catchers (sacred hoops) were crafted for children to protect them from nightmares, and were made from grape vines and honeysuckle vines. I craft with both!

Sweat Lodge:

The Native American sweat lodge or purification ritual cleans and heals the body, mind, and spirit.

Dreams:

The appearance of birds and animals, either in reality or dream time, are considered to be totem messengers offering spiritual guidance. And, Totems today still are spiritual guidance no matter if large or if small. Hand-made and carved are the traditional Totems. The Medicine people of every tribe and the Nation are the keepers of the Visions.

Story Gift:

Native American Traditional Storytelling is the Greatest Gift to share!

Medicine Sticks are very powerful and must be used with cautions.

Hair ties and hair feather decorations are very traditional.

Sacred stone remains the Turquoise and is used many ways!

Walking sticks were used by many elders and decorated. Some could tell a history of hunting or even of family history.

Native American Indian Cherokee Clothing and Regalia:

Originally, there were many different traditional clothing styles in North America. Nearly every Native American tribe had its own distinctive style of dress, and the people could often tell each other's tribal identities by looking at their clothes, headdresses, and ornamentation. The Cherokee Nation has some very special clothing: Like the Cherokee Tear Dress!

The use of Tobacco:

Indian stories has it that in ancient times, when the land was barren and the people were starving, the Great Spirit sent forth a woman to save humanity. As she traveled over the world, everywhere her right hand touched the soil, there grew potatoes. And everywhere her left hand touched the soil, there grew corn. And when the world was rich and fertile, she sat down and rested. When she arose, there grew tobacco...

Which The sacred pipe and Native American Pipe Ceremony are at the heart of native people's cultures as they travel the road of balance. The smoke coming from the mouth symbolizes the truth being spoken, and the plumes of smoke provide a path for prayers to reach the Great Spirit, and for the Great Spirit to travel down to Mother Earth.

The Native American pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting physical and spiritual worlds. "The pipe is a link between the earth and the sky,

Tobacco is offered in respect to Medicine People

And, this Tradition lives on!

American Indian Drums:

The most important Native American instrument was and still is the drum, as you can tell by going to any Pow Wow or Native American event.

The drum is the "Living Beating Heart of the Nation "and represents unto all Ears:

" WE ARE OF ONE BLOOD "

FANS: They are used to pray, or sing and to dance with.

The fringe part of the fan is said to represent Native roots.

The fringe: Why we put 12 fringes on the handle of the fan handle. These 12 fringes represent the roots; it represents the 12 months; it represents the 12 tails of the eagle and hawk; it represents the songs, the mountain song, and the early morning dawn songs.

Tradition explains to us that Clans, Tribes and Nations Warred against each other: Thus the War Parties!

Pow Wow Traditions and Sharing:

Pow Wows were the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and make new ones between the Clans, Tribes and Nations. At a Pow Wow no weapons of War were allowed save for the knife. Warriors were not allowed to fight.

The Warriors Dance arrived as a challenge back and forth. This Tradition is still with us Today: On many reservations the Warriors Dance is private to registered members of the Tribe and Special people they invite. NO CAMERAS are allowed for the Warriors Dance, and this must be respected by all attending.

A Pow Wow is a time to renew thought of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. It is a sharing of stories, items exchanged and the feeding of all attending from the hunt and prosperity of the Tribe holding the Pow Wow. Friend or foe all were always fed! Fires were lit and dotted the night skies! Stories were told and sharing of good hunts.

Pow Wow singers are very important figures in the Native American culture. Without them there would be no dancing. The songs are of many varieties, from religious to war to social. As various tribes gathered together, they would share their songs, often changing the songs so singers of different tribes could join.

With these changes came the use of "vocals" to replace the words of the old songs. Thus, some songs today are sung in vocals with no words.

Yet they still hold special meaning to those who know the song. Many songs are still sung in native tongue either newly composed or revivals of old songs. These songs are reminders to the Indian people of their old ways and rich heritage.

Dancers have always been a very important part of the life of the American Indian. Most dancers seen at Pow Wows today are social dances which might have had different meanings in earlier days. Although dance styles and content have changed, their meaning and importance has not. The outfits worn by the dancers, like the styles of clothing today evolve over time, it is not a stagnant culture, but a vibrant and changing way of life.

More Native Tradition Information

Learning to " Walk Silent "

Silent Walker: Once was man, whom mother earth tried to teach to walk silent within the woods. But, man always stirred the leaves. Man asked of mother: "Why do leaves still still?" Mother responded: "Because you have yet to divide yourself."

Man pondered and considered the silent walk path. Thus, the man began to renew his soul and walked with eyes stretched to visit the hawk and eagle, and to look beyond the trees, the forest and the earth itself: Began man to journey in walk to see what silent had to say! Lo and behold: One marvelous day: THE MAN WALKED AS THE SILENT WALKER. Mother said, " Now you have found the way of insight and knowledge: One stone away".

FIRST WORD OF ADVICE:

NEVER GIVE ANYONE ADVICE YOUR NOT WILLING TO DO ALSO WITHIN YOUR LIFE...FOR GIVING ADVICE SEEMS SO DIPLOMATICALLY EASY...THAT WE ALL DO IT TIME TO TIME.. BUT I SAY...NEVER GIVE SOMETHING I MYSELF CANNOT DO!

Native Tradition shares with us: THIS GREAT TRUTH!

That no man has the right to tell another man what to do.

We can share our Wisdom and Knowledge "When asked".

By Wha-O-Chee (( aka Artist/Author Robert W. Vincent ....known as pabear48 ))

We are on the internet: Search annlee cakes

Author/Artist Robert W. Vincent

Hray-Mah Jesus Christ is Coming is a SERIES OF THREE BOOKS which are deep Spirit thought provoking and inner strengthening sharing of the indwelling Holy Spirit within those Saints called to know Jesus Christ of Nazareth as their PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR. A companion guide to your favorite Bible Translation.

IT IS A TRUMPET CALL TO THE CHURCH which is the Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth to come to UNITY OF SPIRIT and to return to prayer and their FIRST LOVE.

IT IS A BOOK OF LETTERS AND WISDOM shared in a very special way that only those knowing they are Christians can or could know and know they understand. Only those that seek and want to learn everything possible we can learn by sharing the Good News as Born-Anew unto the Spirit of Our Heavenly Abba Father.

Hray-Mah is the Word of God shared unto mankind. Learn what Jesus asked his followers to do Today. Hray-Mah will guide you back to reading your very own Bible and seeing what was written. Behold: Jesus returns quickly: What does that mean Today? Hray-Mah series opens the scriptures as you read your own Bible seeing the Simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as your First Love. Return to what the Gospel Message was. Armageddon is closer than you think! Hray-Mah is A WARNING TO CHRISTIANS with a thought provoking and inner strength sharing of the indwelling Holy Spirit unto those Saints called to know Jesus Christ of Nazareth as their PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR... A TRUMPET CALL TO THE CHURCH which is the Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth to return to prayer in their FIRST LOVE. The Gospel was given to be so easy any child could understand it...but so many have yoked the oxen. Read and learn for yourself from YOUR OWN BIBLE! Hray-Mah will open your eyes!

It is a companion guide to YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE!

My fellow sufferers in the Love of Christ Jesus. Praying always with you and for you as you move compassionately into the Love of Jesus Christ and into the spiritual battle as a soldier with the Holy Spirit upon you. Grace and Mercy, Love and Forgiveness to all abounding in all you do with and for and of and in your walk with Jesus Christ. May compassion abound and flow with all charity to all you meet along the way. May your fruits of the Spirit abound and your light of Jesus Christ continually pour forth from your temple as you walk with Jesus Christ. May miracles flow from the Holy Spirit through your lips and hands and prayers as you worship, and thank, and praise the Lord Jesus Christ Our GOD. We must therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in truth. Choose you this day whom you will serve: Jesus Christ or the secular world. Become a WALKER in Christ!

As for myself, I will serve the Lord Christ Jesus until the time of my transformation in this flesh body: and then in the new spiritual body for all time. I am dead to the world and its ideologies and ways but alive in Jesus Christ forever more. For Jesus is my God and your GOD. Jesus is coming. And, I know that I know I am a WALKER in Christ Jesus My Lord!

I say this to all: Claim liberty and harmony and freedom for your home and family in the precious name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Meditate on the word of God before going to sleep every night. Flood your home with the Peace of God and with the Word of God, and with Jesus Christ. Open your home to the Holy Spirit to flow rivers of water upon your home and family. Ask Father and He shall answer your prayers. God Loves you just the way you are. Truly I declare: All the WORDS SPOKEN by OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST are not false, for He was perfect in knowledge and it is this same Jesus Christ TO-DAY who abides in YOU and in ME. WALK WITH JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH TODAY!

Jesus Christ is the same always. The same Jesus Christ that Paul and John had is the same Jesus Christ that you and I have TO-DAY. The world changes; but Jesus Christ is the same every day.

The same Mind of Christ that the Apostles knew is the same Mind of Christ Jesus TO-DAY. The same miracles which followed the Apostles ministries still follow the Anointed Ministries TO-DAY. The same hand of God which touched the early church sheep still is the same hand TO-DAY which reaches down and touches the sheep of this generation which we live in TO-DAY. The same Holy Ghost Baptism of the early church is the same Holy Ghost Baptism TO-DAY. The same Gift of speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost is the same Holy Ghost Gift of speaking in Tongues TO-DAY.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost are ONE GOD: God Almighty! And GOD is the same GOD in GENESIS as in the OLD TESTAMENT, as in the NEW TESTAMENT, as is TO-DAY. GOD IS THE SAME GOD. JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME JESUS CHRIST. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT. GOD ALMIGHTY IS THE SAME GOD ALMIGHTY made up of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

NINE MONTHS PLUS ONE DAY
NINE MONTHS PLUS ONE DAY

A very humorous story as told by the developing baby from with Creator unto conception and then birth. The baby reveals the answers to age old questions: Like why do pregnant moms crave certain or odd foods? Fully illustrated making it a very useful instructional tool in aiding parents with growing children who ask questions? It will bring joy, tears and laughs to all genders. It explains the "magic wall" and the development within the womb. A babys perspective of leaving the Creator, learning all of life: And then facing death and birth! Based on a true life story! Absolutely PRO-LIFE! This is the must have book of the year!

 
Hray-Mah  Jesus Christ is Coming! (HRAY MAH Book 1)
Hray-Mah Jesus Christ is Coming! (HRAY MAH Book 1)

Hray-Mah is the Spoken Word of the Creator sent to man upon the Earth. A companion guide to understanding your Bible. In the End Times the Lord said knowledge would be increased and all would be made known. The End Times are upon us! The Bible is for the FAITHFUL! As Christians today we as individuals have forgotten that we are called to learn for ourselves with the Comforter. Who is the Indwelling Spirit (The Teacher of All Things). I remain amazed when so many know the Lord's Prayer: And yet, how so few have ever read or heard of the special prayers Jesus gave ONLY to those following him. Nonetheless, they are in the New Testament. And, they are not spoken of from the pulpits? Why? These are the end days spoken of by the Lord. Trumpets are sounding. Behold! Jesus Christ is Coming! Amen and Amen

 

How to find a REAL NATIVE CRAFTER?

To-Day beaded copies of designs are made commercially and in great numbers and yet there still are some traditional Medicine People who do hand-craft and create cultural styled regalia jewelry which is not commercially mass produced but are each hand crafted the traditional ways.

You can find real bead artist at Pow Wows by simply asking if they can craft YOU a Special Order item with the bones and decorations YOU PICK. If they can you discovered a real traditional art beader and not a mass produced seller.

It is like a REAL SEED BEAD ARTIST who can create a Special Order design of YOUR CHOICE of colored seed beads to use in the finished pattern item. Mass produced people whom are simply sellers cannot do this simple test? Hand-crafting is a learned skill and it is an art of Culture and Traditions. And, please remember just as you go to work expecting a living wage in these days: So does a genuine traditional craft beader deserve the same concept and respect of their Mother earth gifted abilities as Medicine People. WE ARE REAL GENUINE CRAFT ARTISTS...You like one of my designs but desire different colors...We can do that!

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts Powwow Booth Photo

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts Powwow Booth Photo
Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts Powwow Booth Photo

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts Powwow Booth Photo

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts Powwow Booth Photo
Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts Powwow Booth Photo

Mouse and Warrior: A tale from the Elders. (copy-protected)

By pabear48

Many moons ago there once was a mouse born pure white. An albino mouse

from the Creator. Like many field mice he roamed the woods and sometimes roamed the strange

structures with interesting smells coming from their tops. These were the tepees

of the People!

Within one of them was a great Warrior and hunting provider to the People.

But, this Winter was heavy and the snows came by the feet and rose to the top

entrance of the tepees. Starvation loomed unto the People and to the small animals

of the forest.

Because of the snow depths the white mouse had to explore for food in the smelly

place he rather not go. So into the skins of the strange structures he began his

adventure exploring for food. Once inside he felt the warmth of the air and sat

upon a wooden bowed item where he could see the strange People.

This mouse was known by folklore to be "Mutch-a-do" a special gift from Mother Earth.

And, he could speak the Native tongue! ( A gift from Creator)

The Warrior was known as "Kicking Bear" and was mighty among the People. But,

even the snows stopped him from hunting for the food so much needed. He sat at

the fire rubbing his hands when his eye caught the White mouse sitting upon his bow

hanging from a piece of deer hide. "Mutch-a-do" started the talk by saying

"Why do you stare upon me warrior of the Creator?". In reply "Kicking Bear" said:

"You are great medicine and respect of sight I must grant"

"Why did you enter my Circle?"

" I was hungry and it is cold in the depths of the snow" he replied.

" I have no meat for jerking" said "Kicking Bear" and "The wee ones cry in hunger

for even I cannot go outside and bring meat to the fires for all.

" Mother earth has brought the snows upon us like never seen before this time.

"But, I am hungry" said :Mutch-a-do

"Kicking Bear" stared again upon the White Mouse and said:

" I have this nut which you may have for it is all that I have left

to give to a visitor within my abode. My words are at an end just

as life is upon a path."

"You are a Warrior and I am well pleased in your gift of the nut"

said "Mutch-a-do", and you are not going to die.

Remember this my friend: To worry over "much-a-do" is like over

the other hillside where a herd of Buffalo is resting just 50 feet

from where we sit.

By Wha-O Chee

Computer Tip "Outlook Express"

By Robert William Vincent

Hello All:

In this day and age E Mails are becoming larger and with animations and sounds embedded. Most ISP's have not corrected their servers to allow these to FLOW EASILY.

THIS YOU YOURSELF CAN CORRECT BY SETTING AN OVERRIDE

To set OUTLOOK EXPRESS TIME OUT OVERRIDE IS EASY:

Open Outlook Express

Click Tools

Click ACCOUNTS

Then click PROPERTIES

Then click ADVANCED TAB

NOW LOOK FOR THE BAR THAT SAYS SERVER TIMEOUT

SLIDE THE BAR TO THE RIGHT...ON FULL

CLICK...APPLY AND THEN CLICK OK

Now REBOOT SYSTEM

ONCE BACK MAKE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT

SAYING: FIXED OUTLOOK EXPRESS

SAVE

REBOOT ONCE MORE

That's it!!

YOU HAVE CORRECTED AND NOW LOCKED IN THE CHANGE

Now make a System Restore Point

HAPPY COMPUTING

PABEAR48


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