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The Buffalo Moon

Updated on August 9, 2015

Tradition of Story Telling at the Fire Ring

Many stories exist which are handed down from generation to generation and the story tellers are in every Tribe willing to share the adventures to all ears. Most stories carry great lessons and words of Wisdom heard as the fires crackle and the sparks rise into the air and the smoke reaches the clouds on high.

Native American, stories were always told in go-la (wintertime). That's when the harvesting is done, and it's not yet time to begin planting. Everything is very very quiet, it's usually snowing outside, and except for the hunters, everyone has to stay inside next to the fire ( a-tsi-la ), where it is warm and comfortable. Wintertime is also the best time to tell stories because that's when the snakes are asleep, and they can't hear what we are saying so they may not corrupt the story.

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And, read the stories to your children and grandchildren for endless blessings.

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The Buffalo Moon:

By Wha-O-Chee

Many moons ago when the first stones were formed:

The Father brought forth the acorn and then the squirrels.

Along with many beasts of the fields and flyers of the air:

Which included the Great Eagle to bare its wings on high.

Along this path were left droplets that some say were the tears?

Which fell from the sky and created all the waters and some were

Made salty and bitter and now known as the Oceans of Mother Earth.

And some fell upon the lands and brought alive all that grows.

Upon the lands the squirrels did roam and play upon were grasses so

High that no one could see except the Great Eagle flying on high.

Even the First created could see not above the grasses height.

This saddened Mother Earth who is the care-taker of land and sky.

The Great Bear tried to see and was not able!

Raccoon and coyote along with the turtles simply did not try to see!

The light of day shed no aid even while on the pathways of life.

A wee one cried out "Why cannot we see above the grasses?"

Mother Earth heard the cry and also wept to the sky Father.

In compassion the Father took more of the first stones and threw them

From His Hand, and was formed what Today we see as the moon on high.

Now the First could see within the dark for the very first time:

Sadly, the wee one cried out " I still cannot see above the grasses at night?"

Mother Earth heard the cry and also wept to the Sky Father.

In compassion the Father took of the acorns and changed them into the Buffalo,

And said: " Multiply "

Mother Earth smiled !

The buffalo did multiply and to do so ate the grasses of the plains to stubble.

The wee one cried out " We can see now!"

Mother earth called the change: The Buffalo Moon !

But, man came and removed the buffalo from the plains:

Now man once more cannot see above the grasses.

I am Wha-O-Chee (Bear Standing )

[ of the Mide Manido ("Grand Medicine spirit") ] {Eternal Medicine

Lodge}

And I share to the Nations that which I have received

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Before the White Man arrived?

by Story Teller Wha-O-Chee

The time before the White Man?

In the generations around a sole fire within the camps of the First People

is told the tales from the Elders of the "Time before the White Man".

The Native American Indians Traditions and Culture had to struggle and barely survived after the white man invaded their lands and tries wiping out their culture. They survived forced moves, diseases brought on blankets, war, starvation and finally being held via Reservations into following the white man's culture.

Clearly, history has taught us that the Native American Indians were strong and spiritual people that through it all held strong to their Traditions and Culture and especially keeping their legends and stories from the camp fires alive even up to today. Tales, legends and stories handed down for thousands of years and generations one word at a time which speak of calm and peace, even death and living life with all things that live upon Mother Earth. For they did believe everything had it's own Spirit and these were real and part of all Creation.

They believed in the Great Spirit ( Grandfather ), but they also believed in many deities in companionship with the Earth and all things around them. They saw the Spirit in the winds, the rains and in the snow of Winters. The First People did not practice religion in a box or a building, but in every aspect of living they followed the Spirits of all things. On the reservations many were forced to accept Christianity as taught by various known religions and one was the Catholic Church and many were Baptist. Many had their hair locks chopped off and were punished if they spoke their native language rather than the white man English. Clearly, this was forced religion pounded upon a people. Nevertheless, today many Native Americans are Christians and some few follow the Traditions and Culture of the Generations. The point of pondering upon is should they have been forced? Should they have been beaten? Should they have been almost annihilated? Yet! They have survived and overcome all the white man brought upon them. Many today are seeking to know the sharings of the Generations once more, but the traditional storytellers are few and far between.

In the generations around a sole fire within the camps of the First People

is told the tales from the Elders of the "Time before the White Man".

And the stories told remain the only foundation to rely upon for the Traditionalist.

For thousands of years Warriors wore bone chokers which were Spiritual and also might deflect an arrow in battle?

Bone chokers are also believed to provide spiritual protection of the voice which was a gift from the story of the Bears Berry. By wearing a bone choker, the spirits of the animal they come from were believed to provide spiritual protection from all kinds of troubles and even disease.

It was said that the Spirit shall also provide a great speaking ability when wearing a properly made bone choker that always speaks the truth and guides the warrior to speak from the heart. Warriors that had been to battle always wore a bone choker which showed they were in battle with enemies of the tribe.

In many tribes the Medicine Man would create powerfully made types of bone chokers to protect the Spirit of the warrior. And some Native Americans even had vision dreams about a certain type of bone choker and then asked their tribe's Medicine Man to make it for them. Rarely would a Native American make his or her own bone choker as it required the spiritual power of the Medicine People so the bone choker would have the great spiritual powers and protections while being worn. Most were crafted from buffalo bones and a few from deer bones and very special vision dream ones could be from any animal even birds. Some bones were dyed and colored by using plants like the blueberry and raspberry or wild strawberries and even cranberries. They experimented in dying bones and sometimes even hides.

Even today in the Great Celebrations called Pow Wows beautiful bone chokers are worn in the dancing within the Great Circle. Most are made from commercial end products and yet a few are created in as close a Traditional Method as possible.

By the fires we have been told the number of strands meaning when created?

1. Creator

2. Mother Earth

3. Spirit Walking

4. The Four Wind Spirits Protection

5. A Great Warrior

6. Tribal Leaders and Medicine People

7. Spiritual Unity

8. Peace and Totality of Spirit: Silent Walking!

Bone Chokers To-Day are made commercially and in great numbers and yet there still are some traditional Medicine People who do hand-craft and create cultural styled bone chokers which are not commercially mass produced but are copied for mass production. And some are those actually handed down from father to son for generations. We are a proud people!

Bone Chokers To-Day are made commercially and in great numbers and yet there still are some traditional Medicine People who do hand-craft and create cultural styled bone chokers which are not commercially mass produced but are copied for mass production.

You can find them 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 crafter and not a mass produced seller. It is like a REAL SEED 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 crafter deserve the same concept and respect of their Mother earth gifted abilities as Medicine People.

By Wha-O-Chee (( Bear Standing ))

In 1882 the United States Government passed laws banning and making it a crime for the Native Americans to practice their belief rights handed down for thousands of years.

U.S. Interior Secretary Henry M. Teller signed an order to end to all "heathenish dances and ceremonies on every Reservation. Supported in 1883 by Hiram Price, Commissioner of Indian Affairs in his 1883 report that stated:

"There is no good reason why an Indian should be permitted to indulge in practices which are alike repugnant to common decency and morality; and the preservation of good order on the reservations demands that some active measures should be taken to discourage and, if possible, put a stop to the demoralizing influence of heathenish rites."

This order led to the deaths (Massacre) at Wounded Knee December 29th 1890. The US Calvary was used as the arm to force this order upon the Native Americans and led to the out right killing of many Native Americans simply because they desired their own rights of religion? Ever hear of the First Amendment?

Of course, "back then" it still remained the only good Indian was the dead Indian", and the Native Americans had no rights under the White Man Constitution at that time.

Imagine for thousands of years you practiced Ceremonies and rituals that were part and partial of your Culture and Traditions not as a defined "religion" but a way of living in concert with all things around you? Then your told you shall die because of them if you do them? Ponder upon that as you read and gain deeper understanding into the Traditions and Cultures of the entire Nation.

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Hray-Mah is the Word of God shared unto mankind. Behold: Jesus returns quickly: What does that mean Today? What are the SEVEN PRAYERS Jesus asked those following Him to pray? Who wants all the World "NOT TO READ THEIR BIBLE"? Hray-Mah is A WARNING TO CHRISTIANS ! No one is left to remember why the Earth as we knew it ended that day and all life was extinguished from its face: But, the signs were all around long before it happened. The problem was no one believed the signs? Simply, they forgot to read?

Ask yourself? Who does not want you to read and know the Scriptures?

Throughout the world the Bible is in every language and many translations, and yet in every single one the Precept and Concept brought forth by the Indwelling Spirit to every writer and contributor, and to all versions upon the Earth: The Holy Word is always intact. No translation can change the Concept and the Precept as it was granted by the Father through the Spirit and revealed by the Son of God, whom is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. This is scriptural truth that the Spirit watches over the Precepts and the Concepts no matter how mankind translates and puts in print the Word. That is why side by side the translations printed into a Bible have and use many variations of printed words. One may say thee and another may print you for the word thee. Remember it is only the Precept and Concept protected by the Spirit.

The Hray-Mah books guide you to find, discover and understand how to read and see and hear the Precepts and thee Concepts in your personal Bible Study.

Jesus opened the simple pathway to know the Father which no one can close. I am amazed when so many know the Lord's Prayer Jesus gave us all to pray: And yet, so few have ever read or heard of the special prayers Jesus gave ONLY to those following him by personal choice. Nonetheless, these prayers are in the New Testament in every translation and language in the world. And, they are not spoken of from the pulpits? Why? Go read for yourself and then enter your prayer chamber with the Creator and ask what you were simply missing and why? For we were asked to pray them when gathered in His Name.

These are the end days spoken of by the Lord, and we as Christians must be prepared and send out the Trumpets Sounding. Behold! Jesus Christ is Coming! Amen and Amen

 
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By author Robert William Vincent

Sometimes, a letter from a reader is very deep touching, and that is what LFOX99's e-mail letter did to me.

As the author of the Hray-Mah series of books I have had the privilege of reading the Scriptures in many translations and in many languages with my Walk in Service to the Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. And, then the honor to try guiding another sheep to read the Scriptures in a whole new way.

A sharing: From a post to pabear48 from LFOX99

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Oct 23, 2011 2:37 PM LFOX99 writes:

There is something that really bothers me though with all sectors of church, and i know that it is the truth. When people dying (death) and **** will be thrown in a lake of fire, which is the second death, Jesus has these keys. This verse is perdition. Mathew 3:11-12 Luke 12:49-50 and Revelations 14:13-23 Plus in many more places does the lord proclaim the unconditional love of the father. God is perfect. God is unconditional love, and God knows all things before they happen. For anyone to live 10000 years and be wrong is unfair to burn forever. Its like we would be blank dummies unless we went through perdition first.

Bob's Reply:

Hello LFOX99:

Clearly, you have read and pondered upon this and have shared what you have read and understood at this time. I thank you!

However, remember it is always the "Precept and the Concept" which the Spirit protects no matter how mankind or anyone prints our or re-writes the Scriptures into a new type Bible Translation. This one truth is paramount to the Words shared by Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

From the start of the Bible to it's last word written and shared to mankind which comes by the "Hray-Mah" of the Creator to the Scriptures original writers, and from that point of time; to all times the "Precept and the Concept" are protected by the Comforter who is the Teacher of all things as revealed by Jesus Christ of Nazareth to all the World. This is why Jesus stated simply put:"You need the Comforter" who shall reveal the truth, and it could not come until Jesus opened the doorway by His choice to die on the cross and then overcome death by rising and becoming the King of Kings.

Judgement must one day arrive upon the Creation. Just as "Sodom and Gomorrah" were destroyed, or as the Earth was covered with waters and all judged to die except those upon the Ark. Jesus came as the Savior and upon ascension became the Final Judge you are referring to in revelations when we read of the "Left and Right" hands and those in each. All faiths around the world understand some form of final judgement is declared: Christian via Christ and Moslems via their book writings and other faiths in many different ways. Yet! All know a judgement time must come to pass or all of God's Word would fall apart.

Please read those Scripture areas once more! Read and see that in those "Hands" are all calling them self as Christians, or declare in each hand that they are Christians. Jesus judges they are not. I think this is the most powerful declaration ever given and the possibly the most frightening upon all stating they are a Christian.

My books open this truth and shares the entire "Precept and Concept" of this devastating event which must happen one day. This is the final judgement of ONLY those calling themselves as Christians and following the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. So many miss this when they read those Scriptures. I say, "Who is it that does not want them to fully read and understand them? Who is the real enemy?"

For example: In the Gospels Jesus first shared with the Apostles "How" to pray with what we all know as :The Lord's Prayer" and this is good. However, Jesus also asked those following him to pray SEVEN PRAYERS! This is what that "Enemy" wants people not to see, read, comprehend and understand and of course for them "NOT TO PRAY" these requests. Ask why the main line Churches do not remind and or pray these from the pulpits? Ask who is closing readers to the simple prayers asked to be prayed?

I do not have all the answers to religion nor to the Scriptures. I have only what I have been granted to share with those who need a prompting to go back to the Word and read once more with opened eyes and ears. That is what Hray-Mah The Earth is Gone? does!

Your friend in the Gospel.

Bob

Behold! Jesus Christ is Coming! Amen and Amen

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Animals Once Talked ?

Told by story teller Wha-O-Chee

Animals Once Talked ?

Told by story teller Wha-O-Chee

Many moons ago and long before the two-footed beasts appeared upon Mother Earth, the animals of the earth had voices and could talk in wide ranging conversations with the Creator of all things and of course with the Four Winds and Mother Earth.

Of all the animals the most gifted in knowledge was the turtle, and more specific the turtle called "Nodder". Now nodder was a medium size green back turtle that lived along the Great White Pine and enjoyed sun bathing upon the crystal rocks that poked from the waters. He had a good friend named "Wahtonka" who was a very fat white buffalo that roamed the Giant White Pines now and then when not eating the green grass of the plains. Wahtonka had a great gift of humor!

Many other animals lived around the waters and the Great White Pine also.

One day "Sneaky" who was a reddish brown and short haired fox was down around the waters getting a drink. He saw out on the crystal rocks sitting the wise Nodder. "Hey Nodder" he called out.

Nodder replied: "Morning Sneaky" as he raised his head to take a peek. Now Sneaky always had many reasons to converse and most of them were quite sneaky to get something he should not have? For Sneaky always thought of himself as quite the fox.

Sneaky called out: " Have you seen Mother Earth this day?" and Nodder replied she was by and by the Great White Pine talking with Wahtonka about going forth into the grass lands and not playing under the Great White Pine. He is so stubborn at times?

Sneaky spoke up saying: "Well I wanted to see her and ask what it is that I found just below the needles of the Great White Pine and is it good for me to eat?"

"What did you find?" asked Nodder.

" I do not know? That is why I wanted to talk with Mother Earth." stated Sneaky. "However, it is round and dark and even pink and makes funny noises? And it wiggles and crawls all around the Great White Pine. And, it smells like it would be good food to eat."

Nooder agreed it was a good question for Mother Earth.

It was then both heard the trees rumble and the ground shake and leaves were falling all over the waters. They knew it had to be Wahtonka heading on down for a drink of cold refreshing water.

As he entered the clearing Wahtonka bellowed out: "Good day Nodder and also you Sneaky". Both replied almost together to Wahtonka, "Afternoon".

Sneaky spoke up first to Wahtonka: "Is Mother Earth still around for I heard she was talking with you this day?". In response Wahtonka stated: " She was, but now she is gone to the far far place where the Moon sets along the Great Waters and will not be back this day."

"Nuts" said Sneaky for he had a question for her. Sneaky spoke up saying: "Well I wanted to see her and ask what it is that I found just below the needles of the Great White Pine and is it good for me to eat? And, it is round and dark and even pink and makes funny noises? And it wiggles and crawls all around the Great White Pine. And, it smells like it would be good food to eat."

Wahtonka broke our with a rumbled laughter. "You foolish fox always thinking of your stomach and not of the greater things upon our lands, I know what you discovered and found for I found it yesterday and also wanted to know what it is from Mother Earth but never did I consider it to be eaten or as food and fodder".

Nodder spoke: " So you do know what Sneaky also found?"

"Yes" said the deep throat-ed voice of Wahtonka. "She explained it to me." And, immediately Sneaky broke in and said " Can I eat it? "

"No, No you cannot eat the dark and even pink thing that crawls. For Mother Earth told me SHE JUST MADE MAN.

Just the beginning and never the ending: Wha-O-Chee

Tale of Life !

Tale of Life !

Four thousand score ago and the passing of many moons. We are told the tale of Life. A beginning without end.

It was Wintertime and a Warrior named "Sac-Ado" was hunting along the base of the giant Cedar trees. The air still and no sounds as his moccasins grazed the needles and touched the ground.

Now Sac-Ado was among the many braves of the First Council, and they were the wise men of the Nation who listened and seldom spoke out loud for the younger spoke quickly and those starting to grow ever more slowly. But, it was the wise ones who knew silence.

In the far distance Sac-Ado heard the distinct snapping of twigs lying on the needles which filled the top of the Earth under the giant Cedar trees. He stopped.

His eyes began searching the distance. Always watching for telltale movement. Then he saw what he saw !

There it sat. The smallest turtle you ever did see. Sac-Ado approached and sat down near this wee tiny green-brown turtle.

Both sat in silence. Sac-Ado knew turtles were special spirits from Mother Earth and animals could still speak with man at this passage of time.

Gently, Sac-Ado laid down his bow, quiver and arrows. As he did this turtle spoke. " You have laid down your arms before me, and how do you know I will not now attack for I smell the corn you carry?"

Sac-Ado grinned from ear to ear for this was the smallest turtle he had ever seen. No doubt not even the size of most noses. Sac-Ado remained silent but now watched and listened ever more close.

Turtle said: " You laugh at me ? Yet, I am what I am, and you do not know me Sac-Ado. But, I do know you! "

Sac-Ado continued to listen in silence.

Two moons passed and they still sat near to each other, and nothing was said since the last word of the turtle was heard by Sac-Ado. Except, that now and then they shared a kernel of dried corn.

The air was crisp and cool winds moved the smell of Cedar all around. This chilly air brought Sac-Ado to make a small fire with Cedar, and turtle now watched Sac-Ado as he made this circle fire.

And, turtle grinned from ear to ear.

Sac-Ado broke his silence and said: " Now you laugh at me ? And, I am a Warrior of the Nation?"

Turtle looked up...eye to eye with Sac-Ado.

" I am what I am" and " I am the giver of life!"...I have known Sac-Ado when you were still but a whisper in the wind and a thought upon your Mother's belly. You are wise and have shown me kindness with your corn and your companionship even though you needed to hunt for your family and friends. You thought me small and tiny, and yet I Am the largest of my kind. But, still you sat and honored me! Now I give thee a gift of life. In a circle of Cedar your Spirit will live forever in the tales of the Nation as the Wisest of the Warriors who honored the smallest of the Earth. And, when you find my kind passed on you shall use the shell and fill it with dried corn and it will rattle when you dance in my memory around the Circle of Cedar. This will break the silence of the cold chilly air and the winds will carry this message to all with in the Great Circle. "Life is your greatest gift and use it with Honor."

Sac-Ado smiled...stood and brought the vision back to all the Nation.

To this day....We use Turtle Shell Rattles in the Great Cedar Circle.

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