For protection

He placed a buffalo hyde

Over her shoulders

She nearly cried 

At the honor

As she stood warm

In the blistering wind

Of that wintery autumn morning

 

 

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Beautifully written

Beautifully written


*~I know I'm blessed, but I'm cursed to ~ NF*

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Thank you, sister!

Appreciate you stopping in. It has been a little while since I saw your name pop up. :)


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My great grandmother was

My great grandmother was Shawnee. I never knew her but I would have loved to have had conversations with her.

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Beautiful

I too would have loved to have conversations with her. Are you in touch with your heritage at all now? Curious...


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Not much, unfortunately. I

Not much, unfortunately. I looked into it years ago a little because my dad didn't have much to offer and I found a picture of her and my great grandfather, Wich dad acted like he never saw or knew of either of them. I do know that Shawnee means Southerner and that she originally was from Tennessee Cumberland River area but some how ended up in Pennsylvania where her and my great grandfather met. He worked in the coal mine there. Tecumseh was the Shawnee primary leader. He was born in Springfield Ohio area. Oklahoma is the main reservation now. The Shawnee we're rather stationary, less nomadic than other tribes. They lived in wigwams rather than teepees and farmed and hunted. They were eastern Indians originally and friends with Cherokee and Delaware and Chickwa tribes. 

Her specific story however,  remains a mystery.  I love the Indian culture. I once had a wonderful Sioux Indian friend. She has passed away, but her laughter could fill a hundred rooms.

 

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Thank you so much for sharing your story with me! Though I am not of native blood, my grandfather was Chaplain to the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota. My spirit is deeply drawn to the historical native cultures and practices that I have learned of. Currently, I live on land that was once reservation land. There is a great feeling of the spirit around here. My house sits directly south of an old stone medicine wheel that is also a perfect compass on top of a hill above us. Must learn more. My spirit desires the knowlege. 


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taking care of his woman

taking care of his woman


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A symbolic gift

From an elder to a younger spiritual warr;or 


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Buffalo

anything - not a frequently encountered word. Unique warmth. - ~s~


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:)

Buffalo is sacred. 


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