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August 25, 2013
Buying/Selling Sacred Blessed Herbs
Real Herbs Blessed And Sold By Native American Indians
Mr. Nice Guy has left the building
Someone looking to buy Blessed Herbs, is
almost as hilarious as someone claiming
to be a Shamanic
Native American willing to sell Blessed Herbs?
I recently had a visitor on my tracker looking to
buy blessed herbs and as usual I looked
over most of the
websites willing to relieve this person of his/her money.
I cannot blame someone without knowledge
being confused about our ways,
or even if this person is a little
However, I do have the right to call
attention to those phony people just out to make a buck,
at this person's lack of understanding.
Real herbs blessed and sold by Native
Welcome to the person from the City of
Blairstown, New Jersey looking to buy Blessed Herbs.
I am sorry to inform you, that it is
impossible to buy our truly Sacred Blessed Herb?
You see, nothing is ever blessed until
Creator, your God, if you are not native,
and I am guessing
that you are not, does the blessing?
You do however, have three choices:
1. You can find a true traditional Native
American Spiritual Elder and together,
you can ask for
Creators blessing and why you may need it, good luck.
2. You can just take a walk around your home
picking up herb plants, then,
go home, get down on your knees and
ask Creator to bless your herbs.
3. You can go to any store and buy a hand full of
herbs, then go home and then
get down on your knees and ask Creator to
bless your store bought herbs.
The number one and number two ways are
always free, and
the third one will cost you the price of
the store bought
If however, you are about to buy herbs
from someone, anyone, who tells you that
they are selling you "blessed herbs," I
must now warn you, "DO NOT DO IT."
Please, just walk away, because you are
about to be duped.
For more information about this:
How Everyone Can Have Their Own Sacred Blessed Herbs
What is kinnick-kinnick?
August 18, 2013
Welcome to the visitor from the City of
While traveling around the internet
looking for your answers, I am sure
that you stopped at many
websites and blogs?
This is a good thing and just what
the internet was invented for.
At least one of your stops was a visit to
me so, I will answer both of your questions, only remember
I write from the teaching of my Elders and
will never tell other tribes how to do their ceremonies.
I also see that your state borders along
the Mississippi River and on the East side?
So the land of Woodland Indians.
First before we get into gifting and/or
presenting, we need to understand the herb tobacco,
yes, tobacco is an herb.
My people, east of the Mississippi River
along the Atlantic Coast grow and use
this herb tobacco mixed with other herbs for many of our
My people also still use this herb the
same way our ancestors used it for centuries,
before any chemicals were added.
Why? Because there were no chemicals and
also chemicals are not good for you.
This is extremely important because as you
know from other sites, many tribes differ
ceremonies, this is also a good thing, but you stopped
at this site also.
Please also read my past postings:
Tobacco (Herbs) as a Traditional Native
Native American giving tobacco - Native
American gift protocol:
How to present tobacco to an Elder:
Tribes in the East have been growing
tobacco herb plants for centuries for use in ceremonies.
Tribes in Central and the West have been
using sage and sweet grass for centuries for use in their
So which way is the correct way to do
Both ways are correct for their tribal
ceremonies, I believe.
I also believe that school teachers should
always remember the tribe and/or area that
they are teaching about before making statements about
Native American culture
and ceremony wouldn't you agree?
August 11, 2013
You Are Not A Mohegan?
If you are not descended from Sachem
Uncas, you are not a Mohegan?
If you travel around the internet, read
some of the newest books about my people,
or try to follow someone's genealogy, it ends up that 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
Sachem Isaiah Uncas. Ben Uncas, Ben Uncas 2nd,
Ben Uncas 3rd.
Whatever happened to the Pequot's that
followed Chief Poquiam (Unkas) away from
settled on the West side of the Pequot River and
Chief Poquiam (Unkas) their new Sachem, now known as Uncas?
Remember that there were well over one
hundred warriors and their women and children.
Once these people accepted 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.
usual with non natives doing the recording, the name changed
through the years and we became known as the Mohegan's.
Now we must back up a little further into our past and we
will find that the Pequot's
were first called the Pequins ( the
Dutch name for destroyer), however, we know
that they are
really a farming peaceful tribe known as the Mohiingan
forced to leave their homes, north and over to
the west of the Great Lakes,
that through the years learned from their
enemy how to fight for their lives.
Someone needs to explain to these
“Decendants” that it is not necessary
to be of Royal Blood to
be a Casino Indian?
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, but, what I want, is for
those who are saying that there
are no more, to please explain?
A quick word about our New England people.
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 Patriarchy and no longer our people.
August 4, 2013
Native American Isn't Blood
Native American isn’t blood. It is what is in the heart.
The love for the land, the respect for it, those who inhabit it,
and the respect and acknowledgement of the spirits and elders.
That is what it is to be Indian."
I know not of White
Feather (Medicine Man).
The above statement as written has
a little flaw, all is true except,
being Native American is also
about the blood (Ancestors)?
ancestors (Blood) what are we?
I will agree that
being Native is not necessary to be able to, in the heart,
love the land and
those who inhabit it.
Of course also love
of a spirit is Creator?
I write this only because we must be
careful while writing our opinions
and/or quotes, many non natives and
weak native Americans will not be able
to learn our ancestors
teaching if they do not understand our words.
are fake medicine men and so called “shamans” spreading
about Native American
There is really no
such thing as an American Indian/Native American Medicine Man, or
There are only
tribal medicine people.
None with English
were given surnames after first contact so there are Native
names like White Eagle, Bear Runner, Walkingfox,
but these are not
Native American names.
names are always in the language of the tribe, not in English.
All elders in
positions of authority would never use English names while in
I am having a
little trouble with the statement:
" Of course people
can never be truly Native Americans, but they can believe in
their ways. "
Ancestors of old
adopted into a tribe and accepted them as their own.
At least this
is what was in the past around my people.
Medicine Man, the
film starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco is a classic.
I have watched it
many times and will be glad to do the same in the future,
it is a Hollywood
Wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicine Man (film)
Moreira (Medicine Man), Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Rae Crane), Sean
Connery (Dr. Robert Campbell).
Race And Ethnicity In The United States Census
July 28, 2013
Mohegan's 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 Traditionalists should not
allow small changes like our real name and very
changes like Sachem, Chief, Head Clan Mother, warrior for
like president, counselor, committee,
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
That said, It is very disturbing to me and
my family and for that matter all traditionalist,
all of the so called true stories about not only Sachem
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
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
Europeans like the Vikings came from the
east over Iceland,
Greenland, Canada and down into our
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
then came across and down into what are now the Great
Lakes and the Hudson River Valley.
Our English name became known as the
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
River, which later became known as the Connecticut River in
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
destroy them and take their farms, as the Mohawks, Mohicans
had so long ago, the Monheags were ready for
them, waging war first on them,
then the Dutch and then the
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
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
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
All of those still proud of your ancestors, I
vote to take back our original name once and for all?
July 21, 2013
Chiefs/Plains Indian Chiefs/ Eastern Native American Chiefs
Welcome to the
City of Methuen Massachusetts
To my Sachem
Uncas and chief Homer St. Francis posting
One of my dear
friends and a mentor was never a Sachem, no disrespect to a
As you can see
from that posting, I must treat the taking of information
as your own as dishonest.
I must also point
out that they are blatant mistakes or down right lies.
As I tried to
explain to the writer and students at this school.
Daniel Hand High
A chief throughout
the eastern coast of Indian country has a completely different
meaning then our brothers out west of the Mississippi
Our people called
their leader by a different name.
Down through the
years the spelling of the name, as with everything
first contact, has changed a little.
My tribal people
called him/her Sachem (Sa-Chum).
As for the word
chief, it started with elder warriors, he or they,
as our War Chiefs after first contact.
This person or
persons, was the protector of the village whenever it was
the young warriors to leave for a time.
This was a loving
way to show respect to older warriors that the Clan Mothers
to protect from themselves (too old to battle or hunt
My dear friend
chief Homer St. Francis became one of these chiefs through a
ceremony from our Sachem while on one of his many visits.
You also made a
visit to a few of our past chiefs.
The Story of
Harold Tantaquidgeon By Virginia Frances Voight:
July 14, 2013
Archaeologist Dr. Lucianne Lavin's Follow
On May 2, 2013, I wrote a posting about
Connecticut Native Americans:
Today July 6, 2013, I received another
article By Randall Beach:
What we don't know about
the first residents of our state could fill a book
Published: Saturday, July 06, 2013
As stated earlier, she is selling books,
she is not native and before deciding to write a book
stated that she knew nothing about my people, however, I
still say that she
did write a good article and I would guess, a good
In this posting, I have the opportunity to
bring out the women in our past ancestry because she did.
My people and other Eastern Native people
were of a Matriarch society, not true today,
women had very
important positions in a tribe, indeed, a few were Sachem
Dr. Lucianne Lavin stated that:
"They, (most non natives) also were
unaware that Native American women
could initiate a divorce."
(More on that later.)
So I jumped to the, "more on that later."
"Native American women were also way, way
ahead of our women’s liberation movement."
“Unlike the white women who settled here,
Indian women owned property and had control of the
“And they could divorce,” she added. “They
owned the wigwam and almost everythi it.
So you just
put your husband’s hunting equipment outside the wigwam and
I hope that she covered this in a lot more
detail in her book because although divorce as with marriage
was easier back then, it was a little harder than just
removing his or her property from the round house.
ancestors had ceremonies for everything including what she
because the people did nothing without the
permission through Sachem from Creator,
so, it would take a
ceremony with the tribe on hand.
Lavin listed the five key words she uses
in her book to describe Native Americans:
longevity, continuity, complexity, sophistication and adaptability.
I list one, Spirituality, because this
would include her five things.
I believe that, taking everything that I
have included in both of my postings,
I still would like a chance to read her book.
July 7, 2013
Follow Up On Native American Church
If you check back, you will see that I had
two questions from the same state,
from two different blogs.
One I liked and wrote about, one that I
did not like because as usual,
the site corralled all Native
Americans into one category like they would
their cattle and
decided that their answer was the only correct one?
This second question that should have been
answered first however,
because of the subject matter, I
needed a little cooling off period.
This needs to be talked about each time it
come up in the media, websites or blogs,
because if not the non knowing public,
like this writer, will take this mistake as a fact.
There are still well over three thousand
tribes throughout Indian country
and most have their own
idea about a church.
Mine is no different.
To me the first thing we need to get out
of the way is, we have never used weed,
(drugs) or chemicals,
in any of our ceremonies and still do not.
This is one of the main reasons why we do
not do religion.
No true traditional Sachem in the East
would ever allow this to go on.
Another reason why we tried to hold our
monthly meeting in a different area,
besides making it a
little easier for our elders.
This makes sure that each meeting stays as
close as possible to our ancestors wishes.
We have always and will always get our
high in prayer (talks) with the
Creator of all creation and
the love of all creation.
We also do not only use a building to
speak with Creator,
Yes, for many years we held some of our
meetings in a church.
However, we believe that at any time any
place one stops to pray, that is our church.
The Alaska Native's have Totem Poles, the
Western Natives have Peyote.
the Lakota have Sundance, the
Apache have the Ghost dance and we have the Paw-paus.
I am sure that I left out a few tribes, but
you get the drift?
This is why information about our people
should never be written by a non native of a wannabe Native.
If you want information about a tribe, please ask a member of
You want to read something about any
Read something written by a member of that
If you wish information about anything in
your state, would you read something
written about your
state from a Native of another country?
June 30, 2013
How To Gift A Chief?
Welcome to the
City of Waynesville, North Carolina
for information about when you visit an Indian Chief,
if it is
tradition to give tobacco?
Here are some
of my postings about this subject:
Native American Gifting Tobacco To An Elder
As A Gift
Is Tobacco Wrapped When Presenting To An Elder
traveling around and attending Sundance, Ghost, and
other Sacred Dances out
west of the Mississippi
River, I've noticed that there are times when you may
permission just to get near their chief's and
this is OK, I just have little knowledge
as to when or where because I never had the problem.
suggest that you should play it safe and speak to an
elder of that tribe
as to the correct procedure?
Gifting a Chief could be a little tricky at times around
Indian Country, so I must once
again speak about tribes in and around New
England, or at least for my people.
I do require my chiefs and head clan mothers to pass
training on our culture
and ceremonies so they use a lot of tobacco.
People like myself use a lot of tobacco (Kinnick, Kinnick).
However, unless I am tied up with a ceremony or in prayer,
come speak with me, my chiefs and Head Clan Mother
at any time,
Kinnick, Kinnick is optional.:-)
June 23, 2013
Native American Allergies/Chemicals
Welcome to the City
of Westerville Ohio:
I have posted about this many times, however it keeps coming back as a question,
so I'll keep answering.
Native American Allergies should also include chemicals.
I knew all of my life that I was allergic to penicillin because as a nosy boy,
I was always in the doctor's office getting stitched for something.
Lately I found out that I am also allergic to Coumadin.
After these recent operations, I have been going through, we can
also put the
used to put you under for an operation on the list, plus whatever chemical
used to bring you back, if they are in a hurry to get your bed.
I am OK with the gas part to go under, as long as the doctors and nurses know
that it takes a Native a lot longer to come back after using it.
However, if they insist on rushing things, remember who has to clean up the mess
after that chemical.
The bottom line is, remember to talk to your doctor about the missing enzyme.
A Native American is a Native American, no matter what part of Indian country you
Pyruvate carboxylase (type A)
The doctors now
know about our missing enzyme, at least many do, so speak up.
UF delivers promise of personalized medicine to heart patients:
Allergies In Indian Country:
June 16, 2013
Native Americans Must Repent For Ancestor's Pagan Beliefs
So says, Cindy Jacobs, Television Prophet.
Prophet Has Message For Native Americans Or Anyone With Indigenous
"Repent, or risk an ominous-sounding spirit."
Throughout the bible, I do not care which bible you read,
your God has selected many servants,
or God's people, to use as
a teaching tool. Job is just another un-willing tool that God is using.
Because Job, although a loving servant of God, is weak, his
God is teaching him just who is the protector.
At no time are Jobs ancestors, good or bad, brought into
this conversation between God and Job?
So, what is this self proclaimed prophet of her God talking
The best way to teach, is to use material around at the
time of teaching, that your pupil will recognize.
This is what God is doing.
This said, it must also be said that Job 41 is not saying
that our ancestors were worshiping
Animal animates, although we do
believe animals, trees, plants and so on are alive,
only a conversation between God and some of the creations.
Just as Christianity can be said to be the experience of
being part of the living body of Christ,
animism can be said
to be the experience of being part of the living biosphere,
or even the whole "animate" universe.
In this sense,
something that is "animate" is simply something that is
and to be an animist, is to believe things to be
alive that others perceive as "inanimate."
I have read about this man in Germany's past that spoke with
false tongue and had a similar hand salute.
There is an Ominous Evil Spirit in the world, only the wrong
finger is pointing
in the wrong direction, the finger needs to make a
June 9, 2013
Mohegan’s Oldest Sweat Lodge
Welcome to the visitor from the city of
Altmar, New York
to my posting on:
What is an Eastern Woodland Sweat?
While looking for information about
Mohegan oldest sweat lodge.
According to my elders while growing up in Uncasvillage, our first Sweat lodge is
the oldest one built
around the New England area, because sweats were not used
in the area until after my grandfather's first trip
out to a visit with the Plains Indians.
Please go here to learn more about our Uncasvillage:
One would think that every Pequot and/or Mohegan person around
this area would
know and be using it?
June 2, 2013
Native American Occult (again)
Welcome to the visitor from the City of
Brisbane Queensland Australia
To some of my multiple websites and
posting on this extremely important issue.
Native American Occult.
I have been writing about this for many
years and am willing to keep on
writing for as long as it remains a
I know that if you were to leave your
great city and head into bush country (Australia),
you could still see your natives
practicing their occult.
Nothing wrong with that as far as I am
However, I can tell you what I have been
saying for over 25 years now.
I know why you are so confused.
The words Native American in this country
has significantly changed since
my elders crossed (became
Wannabe natives from our area want so bad
to become natives that they study, steal, and cut and
paste information from around
Indian country that makes their case to be Indian look
Because they do not know our culture, their
writings give them away.
Central and West Coast Indians come to our
Native American area and
push these wannabe's into believing that their ways are
the only ways.
West Coast and Plains Indians do have an
Not knowing the fact that our people were
in our land long before many
of their people were in their land, they
push their occult.
The wannabe's buy into this faulty
So whose way is the correct way?
The answer is, why not BOTH?
You go your way, I'll go mine?
Up until the early 1980's, there was no
such thing as an occult in my parts of Indian country.
Our people started pushing hard to get our
land back or reasonable pay for the land stolen by these
So, the government, not wanting to do
either, bought wannabe's that signed away our land?
Because the non native invaders of first
contact and their lack of understanding about our culture
and ceremonies (not in line with
their religion, we call that an occult)
our culture and
ceremonies, to them were deemed an Occult.
The biggest difference and there are many,
are the prayers.
We spend all of our time in the culture,
ceremonies and life itself, speaking to the Creator of all
the occult in this country spend
their life time worshiping a creation of Creator?
May 26, 2013
First, If you wish to succeed with getting
your point across with any protest,
hit them where it hurts, In the pocketbook.
Second, we must learn how to go about
becoming united in one cause at a time.
Third, remember cause number one and two.
Someday you may need their help in your
Every company in Indian Country that
delivers to these People Killers must be
throughout Indian Country.
Find out who is selling to Whiteclay and
never, ever, buy their products,
no matter where in Indian Country
Budweiser and Coors are just two of them.
This is not asking too much because there
are only a few buildings in Whiteclay.
Pictures of Whiteclay
Protesters File Complaint Over Beer Sales To Native
Americans In Whiteclay
Pine Ridge, like the Keystone Pipeline, is
a problem for all of Indian Country.
We as a people have allowed this situation
to go on for far too long.
No, we cannot shut down Whiteclay, Nebraska
however, we can refuse to buy anything
from companies that cater to those
PEOPLE in Whiteclay.
A recent comment on my WordPress Blog:
"If I lived there, I would be in jail
because I have witnessed first hand the destruction of lives
that these places have caused so many from Pine Ridge and
would never stop until they were all gone. It is already
hard enough to try to defeat an alcohol addiction, without
having it staring you in the face every day of your life.
These evil people care nothing for the harm that they do,
only for how much money they will make off of those who live
on the Reservation. Maybe AIM should come back and help
solve this problem?"
A great comment from someone who has been there
done that, thank you.
If AIM or anyone, would speak for unity in Pine Ridge, maybe we can get millions
to protest by not buying the beer until
Whiteclay becomes just another Ghost town?
May 19, 2013
Connecticut Native Americans
Yes, I know that they are just trying to
sell a book.
However, this time there are a good number
of eye opening statements for the rest
of Indian Country and the rest of Mother
Yes, I did do a lot of cutting and pasting
on this posting, why not?
If we can remember to set aside the fact
that not one person on the cover of her book
is an Eastern Woodland American Native from the
New England area
and that nothing was mentioned, as to if she has any of the blood,
I do like some
of the things that she was able to dig up about our past?
Scholar's Book On Native
Americans Paints Fuller Portrait
Archaeology Dr. Lavin
Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples
That said, I am so pleased to see that it
was written by a teacher of both Archaeology and
so many times it is just one or the other?
For most modern Connecticut
residents, the history of the state began in 1614 with the
or the 1630's with the English, this ignores
the more than 10 thousand years of Native American
occupation before Block’s cruise up the Quinnetukut
or Connecticut River.
“When people think of Indians, they tend
to think of Western Indians,” she, Dr. Lavin, said
“They have been so much less acculturated
in the West—a lot of those Indians never even saw
a white man before 1900 and didn’t speak
In the East, 400 years of genocide,
prejudice, cultural indoctrination, intermarriage
and dispersal of homelands, most
Easterners do not recognize the Indians in their midst.
“Misconceptions about ‘historical’
Native Americans abound. Specifically, they include the
erroneous notions that all indigenous people moved west to get
away from the Europeans
or died out from the effects of
warfare and disease.”
"She finds the strictures imposed by the
U.S. government on Indian tribes trying to receive federal
recognition of their historic status to be
Proving genealogical descent can be
difficult when dealing with societies that did not keep
In addition, there was much movement
among the tribes, especially after they began to be
dispersed by warfare with the whites. "
May 13, 2013
O.K., This Got My Attention
Native American Tribe Lays Claim To Millions Of Acres In Utah
The first thing is,
that it looks to me that Dora Van does not have the blood?
If she and her people do, they have a case, I do not care what the other
the state or the
federal government say.
No one, not the other tribes or the government can write a paper and state,
"because of this
paper I just wrote, you no longer exist."
members of Van's group were among whose relationship with the
ended in 1954 under the Ute Partition Act, according to
a result, they are no longer recognized as Indians by the
federal government," he said.
AnotherTea Pot Dome PDF
Just because you call someone a half-breed, does not make them
Members of tribes all across Indian country are selling their
brothers and sisters,
land and culture to the government for a casino reservation,
this cannot and
will not mean that the rest of the tribe has gone someplace off
Dora Van, Chairwoman Of The Uinta Valley Shoshone Tribe of Utah Indians
May 5, 2013
Columbus Did Not "Discover" This Country
If, you talk to most Native Americans, you
will find out that we do not want this Holiday on our
Christopher Columbus in 1494, two years
after coming to that island, told Pope Alexander VI
and the Vatican through his paintings, that
he lied, he did not discover this land,
the Island of Bermuda, because it was already occupied.
He did however, do everything in his power
to remove the people from that island,
most of the time through slavery and/or
This story is for those of you who still
believe that this country should have a Christopher Columbus
Long Hidden Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans
The painting was commissioned by Pope
Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia, a Spaniard
who fathered several children and became a symbol of
According to this article this was a common practice
in those days.
This recently restored painting in the
Vatican, created in 1494 by the Renaissance master
has a small depiction of naked men wearing feathered headdresses.
This may be the first European depiction
of Native Americans.
The scene, just above the tomb of Jesus,
is too small to be seen in this view of the
but is shown in the photo below.
April 28, 2013
Native American Memorial Service
Welcome to Potomac
question about this Native American memorial service.
This may come as a
shock to some people, native or not?
Americans, Catholics, Protestants, Jewish people or the non
do not have a monopoly on their Supreme Being!
Now this I am an expert, one of billions of experts.
Your Supreme Being is the only expert.
I wrote about this
article a very long time ago, however, when asked I will re-comment.
I do not know this person, Dr. Carlos Gonzales, an associate professor at the
University of Arizona College of Medicine, I would however, be
the first to say that he has
as much as, and maybe ever more
right, to speak with his Supreme Being as I have.
The president of
the University of Arizona, President Robert Shelton, asked for a
Native American Prayer?
This doctor of
medicine, a Native American Catholic, made it plain that he was
anything, he was asking Creator or God, for many
blessing after a horrible episode,
like the one in my state at
the school in Connecticut.
Although a little
on the winded side for a tragedy, he did feel the need to
so believed that he was directed by his Supreme Being
and to please pray on it?
No, the word GOD, a
Euro-American word, was not used, because this person
God and Creator are one and the same.
He also did not
specify any blessing, knowing the wisdom of Creator,
there was no
right or need to tell Creator how to bless.
Explains Native American Prayer He Delivered At Arizona Memorial
April 21, 2013
What To Do With Silver Springs Florida?
" A dozen years ago, alarm over the decline
of Florida's springs drew
the attention of political leaders
Then Gov. Jeb Bush launched an initiative to
1,000-plus springs throughout the state.
program was defunded last year by Florida's current
governor, Rick Scott. "
Now Endangered, Florida's Silver Springs Once Lured Tourists
I ask you WHY, what is his plan now?
We must give Silver Springs back to the
But, you say, all of the original people
of Florida, like many of the rest of Indian Country,
have been decimated by European Americans and/or
I say wrong, many of the true traditional
peoples of Indian country and Florida are still in Florida.
Before you go jumping to any fast
conclusions, hear me out please?
My assignment for over 50 years now from
my Sachem's was to seek our displaced
indigenous peoples and
counsel with them over a sacred fire of truth and
To my admiration, while in Florida, I find
that most of the true traditionalists now living
here do not want to join society today as we now know
Yes, the first people of this area have
long since been assimilated.
The Ocali Indians, Ocali is a sub province
of the Timucuan, a mixture of Timucuan
and Yamasee, a tribe from
Carolina, that was forced out by the Spaniards.
Timucuan Indians settled around Silver
Springs in the early 1500s.
They were soon invaded by the
Spaniards and eventually succeeded by Seminole Indians.
After many battles the Ocali Indians were
able to retain their claimed territory.
In time, the Timucuan were succeeded by
other Indian tribes including the Seminole Indians.
The Seminole people are a mixture of
defeated Indian tribes from the north, forced
down into the
area and on through into the Everglades, so they are also
After a brief period of British
occupation, Florida reverted to Spain and land grants
sold to those Spanish citizens to settle in Florida.
When the United States acquired Florida in
1821, the population of Marion County consisted
Native Americans and African Americans, where did these
European Americans did not occur until
after an 1823 treaty was passed that
Americans to the southern portion of Florida.
Give Silver Springs back to these the
original people, not the casino Indians,
the real true
traditional people now living in and around Florida,
government grant and walk away, then watch what happens.
April 14, 2013
Costume Or Regalia, Part Two of Two
4 Reasons A
Redskins Name Change Should Not Bother You
First, a little more
clean up on his article, "Redskin" is another oxymoron.
We natives have always, are now and will always, come in many different colors,
just like every other group of people.
Even Africans in America and still in Africa, come in different colors.
Indians in India, come in different colors.
The reason for the
Washington football franchise mascot, was because the owner made
a non traditional
native employee dress in feathers for show and tell, thus the
If you are a
follower of my annoying rantings or postings, you may remember
I touched on this subject in my posting of the Religious
True traditionalists do not wear their regalia out in public, we wear our street
Many times, I have been asked to run, M/C or be the Head Veteran at a gathering.
The first thing I would ask would be,
" Will you invite
teachers, school children, boy scouts, girl scouts, brownies,
cub scouts and parents? "
Where do you suppose is the best way to teach our culture and ceremonies?
I am pleased that
this seems to be something picked up on my other gatherings.
I also push really hard for meetings, as many before the gatherings as possible.
At many of these
meetings, there is usually someone saying, " you do not look
like an Indian."
No, I come in
comfortable street clothing and carry regalia to pass around
about our culture and beliefs.
At many meetings, there is always a smarty someone that insists that we wear our
Once, I even had a clown dressed in his " costume, " walking around the room, tripping
and children, a little tipsy, at a Masonic temple, the only
place to get a "central meeting,"
demanding that I change into a
I do not ever want to look like him.
Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts are invited, with chaperons, for the length of the
are encouraged to
learn our ways, with a chance to show off in the circle on
Saturday and Sunday.
They get to
come to, join in on and eat for free and earn badges, with a
They must help with
caring for the elderly, the vendors, with only one attendant for
like getting their
food and so on and must attend each teaching about our culture
with questions and
badges at the end of the gathering.
April 7, 2013
Costume Or Regalia, Part One of Two
4 Reasons A
Redskins Name Change Should Not Bother You -
By Kevin Ewoldt
Have you ever been
reading a good story and something happens,
so that your mind starts
to drift away from the story?
You want to keep reading the story
to its conclusion, but your mind has other ideas.
So, what do you do?
This article did
this to me, it was well planned out, it was saying what I wanted
However, I just could not get past the reason why I
started reading it in the first place.
This is the reason
why writing about Native Americans, should be written by a Native
or at the very least, only after a proof reading by one of us.
The name Red Skin,
is in fact offensive and the way that the name came
is even more offensive.
However the author, Kevin Ewlodt, shot himself in the foot, before
even he started to write,
with something even more insulting to me than everything
else that he wrote
and I am betting that he does not even know of this insult.
What we Natives
wear when we are not in our street clothes or at our gatherings,
a costume, it is called a Regalia.
I know that to a non traditionalist that this sounds trivial
and after going to powwows
these past few
years, I can see the why there is so much confusion.
A costume is worn by a clown in a carnival,
or a circus and in the last few years at our gatherings
powwows, that is what they have become, to many
of us Traditionals,
a joke, a carnival and a circus, however wrong is wrong.
4 Reasons A Redskins Name Change Should Not Bother You
March 31, 2013
Answering A Question About A Native American Memorial Service
This may come as a
shock to some people, native or not?
Americans, Catholics, Protestants, Jewish people or the non
do not have a monopoly on their Supreme Being.
Now on this I am an expert, one of billions of
Your Supreme Being, however, is the only true expert.
I wrote about this
article a very long time ago however, when asked I will re-comment.
I do not know this
person Dr. Carlos Gonzales, an Associate Professor at the
Arizona College of Medicine.
I would however, be
the first to say that he has as much as and maybe ever more,
right to speak with
his Supreme Being, as I have.
The President of
the University of Arizona, President Robert Shelton, asked for a
Native American Prayer.
This Doctor of
Medicine, a Native American Catholic, made it plain, that he was
was asking Creator (God) for many blessings after a horrible
like the one
in my state at the
school in Connecticut.
Although a little
on the winded side for a tragedy, he did feel the need to
so believe that he
was directed my his Supreme Being and please pray on it?
No, the word GOD an
Euro-American word, was not used because this person knows
that God and Creator are one and the same.
He also did not
specify any blessing, knowing the wisdom of Creator,
there was no
right or need to tell Creator how to bless.
Explains Native American Prayer He Delivered at Arizona Memorial
Catholic Doctor Explains Native American Prayer
March 24, 2013
A True Traditional
Native American never has to brag of show off in public,
are in fact a true Native American?
Allow the blessings
o come down to you from your Grandfather, Creator, never from
I may be writing so much about this round table that, like politics, you get sick of
reading about it?
One major difference, there are many, but the big one is, that I am not
trying to get into your wallet,
I am trying to get into your
Blame this end John
I like it when
people write to me with questions/statements, it tends to shake
off some dust from my memory.
While writing my
last reply, I was reminded of my first school visit invited by
in Norwich Connecticut. No, I will never forget that day.
"Teach yourself first, if you do not like the teaching, why
should anyone else?"
My grandfather gave
me one of his old regalia's a short time before and of course
the clan mothers,
had to do massive amounts of cutting and
stitching to make it fit.
I did not like the
first visit to a school and could tell that I was losing the
you see I was dressed to the 9's, with everything native I
could get my hands on,
I guess to show, " I am a Native American."
Well the first thing, everyone in the school knew me, I made many visits with
andfather, so I'm guessing I must have looked a
Second thing, it
Every time I walked
around the stage, I felt that I might pass out from the heat,
Skin Regalia is meant for the winter.
I have never allowed myself to
be stuck on a stage again, I want to talk eye to eye.
It is import
to mention at this time, that no one in my tribe in modern time,
This regalia came as a donation from a foolish
driver in the middle of the night.
I stopped the visit,
begged for a few moments and left to change into July street
Point being, I
quickly found that dressing to fit in while at a round table and
having your native things
around for teaching, was the correct way to go, follow the
lead of your elders.
Every time I see a
"Medicine man" or "Medicine woman" or "Spiritual teacher" in the
dressed to the 9's, I am reminded of that first day.
A True Traditional
Native American never has to brag, or show off in public,
are in fact, a true Native American?
Allow the blessings
to come down to you from your Grandfather, Creator, never from
So many times, when I
watch a "Professional Reporter" interviewing a " Professional
dressed in what they must believe the public
wants to see, a Hollywood costume, I must giggle.
I wonder if this
costume is also worn at work, at play and at each meal also, or
is it just for show and tell time?
March 17, 2013
This May Sound Cold Hearted At First?
Has Made A Difference For
I have spent most of my life traveling
around hundreds of so called non Indian tribes.
So, it needs to be said and said often.
Wounded Knee was not the only massacre of Native Americans
by the Euro American invaders
and by no means the worst in
our history with the Euro Americans.
It is, by design, the one that keeps
attention away from so many other suffering
by the cruel lack of attention from our ruling government!
It is also an extremely easy fix.
First this government, the one that opened
up a town called Whiteclay,
a town of about 14 people and
the only town around Pine Ridge allowed to
sell booze and
sells only booze, must be shut down by this government
returned to the Native American owners!
This country is giving billions of our tax
dollars to our military to build better ways
alternative energy, why not build at least one plant in Pine
Whiteclay, Nebraska/ Wounded Knee
The Battle for Whiteclay
Then stop giving money and material and
give a way to make jobs for the people,
also very easy to do
by building alternative energy plants?
This country and her people keep throwing
money and material at a problem only
in hopes that it will go away, it will not go away
until it no longer is a problem.
It is now time to start the repairing of
those hundreds of thousands of Native Americans
in the rest
of Indian Country that we are shunning rather than helping,
let alone throwing
money and material at, you remember them,
the ones that we just took their land and or lives?
March 10, 2013
Native American Or Indian
I like every name that helpful readers have posted to this
website as a Reply:
Each has its
place in history, however, to end all of this confusion,
I suggest one of my own?
What does one
do if they happen to be a half breed?
I happen to be
was Pequot, my father was Mohegan.
In a Matriarch
society, one uses the mother to trace their ancestors,
was the Matriarch, so I must be a Pequot?
On the other
hand, my father and his father's before him,
were the Chief
Sachems of the people.
What do I do,
disown my Royal side of the family?
You see, this is
just another way of assimilation by our government
many wannabe Indian people (natives) in this country.
we were first stuck with the name and by whom,
would be a
way to start finding a way out of this name or names?
Columbus was, first heading the wrong way, he took the ships
180 degrees backwards to find India and he was a brutal,
who destroyed everyone and everything, on his
way to riches.
Why should the
decedents of his wrath be stuck with a name from him that no
one asked for?
We need to stay
with our own names, not a non native name?
I am Ohjieshan
March 3, 2013
Another Treaty Broken By The Wašíču
After you read this
story, you may agree that this one, although technically a
is also a two edge sword?
As a Spiritual teacher who has spent years helping native and non natives
back into society, I know firsthand about our culture
and ceremonies in prisons.
8th Circuit Affirms
Dismissal Of Suit On Native American Inmates' Religious Rights
Yes, we all agree
that they are inmates, yes we all agree that they did something
why else would they be in jail?
Leonard Peltier's frame
up come to mind for all natives? :-)
religious inmates get to go to church, eat no meat on Friday,
pray and so on?
First Mr. Sims, there is a
big difference between a State Penitentiary and
Corrections Centers, not only in the state of Nebraska,
throughout this country.
Part of my posting
is the inmate writing the complaint.
You are serving a
life sentence for first-degree murder?
You are in prison where
things used in many ceremonies like stones
and fire can be used
Sweat lodge requires a lot of heat (fire) to heat
A bird of prey feather like an Eagle Feather for
ceremonies, are Sacred
and only a few are even allowed to handle
Where would this sacred feather be kept?
A prison cell is
no place for a sacred feather and non natives have no right
Tobacco is another
No, I believe pipes, cigarettes and cigars
cannot be controlled while you are in prison,
Kinnick) is used as a ceremony tool, so to speak, in prison
because it will never be used as a drug, for trading
of favors, or smoked
and most of all, it does not need to be lit for
If it was agreed on,
then the American Native in prison should get to worship our
maybe some do not know Creator and that helped land
them in prison?
Getting back to their culture through our
ceremonies, is just another way of re-training
and re-entry back
into civilization and for a better human?
I need more input
to speak about this 2005 settlement, prison officials agree to
traditional ceremonial foods such as fry bread, buffalo,
corn and “berry dish”.
February 24, 2013
Fort Shantock State Park At Uncasvillage
This was a small
village under the first Sachem of the Mohegan/Pequot
after the removal of the warring Pequot
Uncas first used this village (now called a fort) as
a place where some of his
younger warriors and
family could live and keep an eye open for their
troubling neighbor Sachem Tatobem then Sassacus and their tribe.
With each battle came many prisoners refusing to
return home so
Uncas added them to his little
Many years later, this government used eminent domain
to take a large portion of this village
United Nuclear Corporation Naval Products Division.
After the end of the cold war, this plant shut down
and this polluted land became non useable for many reasons.
The government traded this land to a group of people
who signed a piece of paper stating that they,
whoever they are, would not pursue
American Land Claims,
so they then became the Mohegan Indian Casino
The rest of this information is because after this
posting becomes active, their website
just like the hundreds of other Native Documents did
not so long ago.
Fort Shantock State Park
February 17, 2013
Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place, As
My Brother Use To Say
Michigan Native Americans back
'historical' prosecution in illegal sale of Eagle Feathers:
Michigan Native Americans Back Prosecution In Sale Of Eagle Feathers
Selling anything you are calling Sacred,
No traditional Native American would ever
sell or buy anything called Sacred.
Timothy Clinton-Paul Oleniczak, 21, was
sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 31,
by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids.
Yes, Timothy sold Eagle feathers and No, he
is not a member of the
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians,
haven't met many of them, but one cannot
hold that against him.
However, Yes, he is an Indian (Native
Did he get the feathers correctly?
Did he sell to a Native American?
Was the selling them only to members of
the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians?
All of that said, the law, even though
this law is wrong, is the law!
Despite the reverence given Eagle
Feathers, they are not protected because
of spiritual or
religious significance, Jonker said.
They are protected to deter those trying
to sell them on the black market.
February 10, 2013
When Is A Nation Not A Nation?
If you ask most American Natives why they carry a
Tribal ID Card, the answer goes something like this:
“Because our Tribal Reservation is
recognized by this government, as Nation to Nation. ”
I say, Bull!
If you do live on a Nation, why can’t your
Nation do something about non Indians committing crimes like
Prosecutors Ignore 2/3s Of All Sex Abuse Against Native
Americans — Eric Cantor Is Keeping It That Way
While running the B-Independent party in
Montville Connecticut, I was one of the committee members
that presided over many meetings on
subjects similar to this one.
It turns out that Indian Casinos are on
Reservations (Nation) however, the State Police run all
Also, if the Casino Reservation
(Nation) crosses the Federal or State government, the State
can block all entrances into and out of this
reservation (Nation) until they comply or fold.
Think back to the days in the 1970's of AIM and Pine Ridge.
So, what happens if a card carrying Indian
commits a crime off his/her reservation (Nation)?
If you live on your Nation, demand the
right to prosecute these Rapists to the same laws as any
If you are a Nation, why can’t you sell
cigarettes and liquor like any other Nation?
As for me, think I'll just keep carrying my
certificate of occupation in my heart,
until my Creator brings
me back to my Reservation (Nation) to hear
“Welcome Home” from our Native American
February 3, 2013
It Is Time To Draw The Line
For me, it is way past the time for the many, to
draw a line in the sand for the few,
and say, " no more, if you cross this line, it means war."
Those of you who know me, know that I am
now and always will be a
Traditional Native American, the only
religion that I preach is " obey your Creator."
However, this also includes calling out
the Trickster for what he is, a small, sneaky,
coward that must do his dirty work behind your back, by
misusing the law.
‘Charlie Brown’ Over
Creator (your God) was around long before
Santa Clause, this government and its laws.
Creator was also around long before any
slimy atheist ever walked on two legs.
I joined the Navy, to fight for your
freedom and this freedom also includes your right
to worship your Supreme Being when and where you wish
to in this your country.
If the Atheists do not wish to see you using your
freedom, they need to pack their bags,
and I will be happy to protect their right to get out of
this, our country.
So what’s next? No more Sweat lodge,
Sundance, Ghost dance or Paw paus?
January 27, 2013
Can One Have Cake And Eat It Too?
An answer to the question of the eradication of the Pequot
The land of Sachem Uncas in the 1600′s
First you err in your bible thinking, Christ (GOD)
who can never
assumed a Jewish body for the purpose of
and never a Christian body according to the bible?
Second, you are correct with being both a Sassacus
and Uncas descendent.
Your matriarchal/Mohegan and patriarchal/Pequot ancestors
are still intact genetically.
Then you must know that in a time soon after first contact,
the Pequot tribe split
into separate Moheganeak tribes?
My information comes from our elders and a
lot of footwork done while writing a paper about
our people during high school, traveling to every library, museum and town
hall around the area.
Before we can go forward to an answer to your question, we
must go backwards and
before we do this, I have a must read book,
which could by the way, make a great movie:
Without Reservation: The Making of America's Most Powerful
and Foxwoods the World's Largest Casino.
Jeff Benedict, the Author and his family
have lived in the area as long as my family has.
Mr. Benedict did his homework
however, because so many people made so many mistakes
and would now lose a lot of money and end up in many lawsuits, nothing will ever be done.
That said, as long as they ( Foxwoods)
have a Casino, you are a member.
As long as there is a Mohegan Reservation,
you are a member.
If not for a death bed prayer, promise, guess who would be
running them both?
Now to your statement, to correctly answer
it, we must go back
to the beginning
of this confusion, or at least back to the
time when we were all one tribe.
While living in the area of the Great Lakes, we were all Moheganeak's.
The people living on the Moheganeak/Pequot/Mohegan land on
that side of the river,
were placed there by our Mohegan
ancestors in order to stop land grabbers from settling
the then vacant grounds, stealing the village land, so the
last three women living,
were in fact your Moheganeak/Pequot/Mohegan ancestors?
My mother always called herself a Pequot, I think just to
take my father down a few pegs,
each time he came back from a bar room brawl.
I long ago gave up on talks about our people with my mother,
that old "respect your elders" thing.
January 20, 2013
No Self Respecting Native American Should Ever
Leave This Story Alone
If you have ever been to Pine Ridge, you know about
the four disgusting European drunk bars
just off of the Reservation
and what they are doing to our brothers and sisters just for money.
You must not walk away from this posting.
This government is not willing to stop these four
murdering, greedy whites from destroying
so many families, or at the very
least, allowing the Natives the right to open their own bars.
That Nation thing again.
Before my answer to this, would be my question,
" Do you know about our missing enzyme and how this
affects us with chemicals? "
The drink to us is a chemical, one that we, the Natives to
this country did not need,
so did not have any protection from, until after first
As the Europeans go, the pilgrims did not party or
drink that is just one of the reasons they left Europe.
As for the Indians?, one must assume that this photo is speaking
who also do not drink or party as the picture shows.
Native Americans did not know what drink was until
long after the pilgrims arrival to our shores.
When we the Native Americans do take of the drink, one
drink will make us drunk.
Again this is because of that
missing enzyme, not because we are drunks.
Only that foolish wannabe cowboy and wannabe Native
on display in this picture, drink in such a foolish manner.
Battle For White Clay
January 13, 2013
Care For Another Way To Assimilate Our
Right, like we need another way.
O.K., this may sound
political, sorry but,
it is a critical Native American posting if you will read on.
If you were not
brought up in a traditional home and/or on a Reservation and you
to trace your ancestors, you are going to hit a wall and that
wall is your ancestor.
Elizabeth Warren is, as are 50 to 60 thousand others, is a Native
American, only with weak heritage.
Because she ran a good campaign against a bad incumbent, she
sparked a major disagreement
among the other party, native’s and non native people in
Massachusetts and around the world.
I am sad to say that many or our brothers and sisters, while
forgetting their past history
with the euro Americans, joined in on this witch hurt during the
Senate campaign last year.
Sen. Warren is not
listed among Native Americans now?
By us allowing this
to happen, we also built a larger bridge for the rest of the
true native people tracing their ancestors, great job guys.
What is the saying, " If
you can't beat them join them? "
Or is it, " Well, I
am a Native American, let the rest fight for themselves. "
I am going with my
new friend on Word Press, he said,
“divide and conquer, ” you are
Senator Warren Not Listed Among Native Americans
January 6, 2013
Time To Thank My V.A.
Today was my day to give some of my blood plus other fluids to the
I walked in the door about 20 minutes early, as usual and waited
my turn at the window.
This guy walked out of the lab room, cane in tow and right up to
I am used to most of the people in the building being friendly
this had never happened before.
He said, " Good Morning, Happy New Year. "
I said, " Good Morning and a Happy New Year to you. "
At the door he turned and said, " So what part of the country
are you from? "
I am guessing it was my shirt with the big red fox on it (a Paw~
and my Prayer pouch and long hair that got up his curiosity?
I said I was originally from Connecticut.
He said, " Anywhere around all of that shooting? "
I said, "Just around the
corner, it is a beautiful town".
Have you ever been in a
real loud room that went stone quiet in a second?
As I turned around to
once again face the window, everyone in the room was standing,
bowed in prayer for the children, not a dry eye in the room,
Now that is togetherness.
Thank you to my Veteran Brothers and Sisters.
While in the Lab giving
blood, someone poked his head into the room and
that the prayers were for both the Virginia Tech and Newtown
I agree, AHO.
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