Walking the Red Road April 27
Meditations with Native American Elders
“The law is that all life is equal in the Great
Creation, and we, the Human Beings, are charged with
the responsibility, each in our generation, to work
for the continuation of life.
Traditional Circle of Elders
Every generation is accountable to leave the
environment in healthy order for the next generation.
Every generation is accountable to teach the next
generation how to live in harmony and to understand
We need to ask ourselves, “What are we
teaching the next generations?” Each individual is
My Creator, teach me intergenerational responsibility.
A Cherokee Feast Of Days-
Forgiveness seems to be continually with us—the need
to forgive, to be forgiven, is directly tied to loving
and being loved—or lovable.
We sometimes love better
at a distance.
Time and space have a way of putting
things into perspective so that we can see the right
and the wrong to be able to forgive or ask
We never gain ground as long as we are
obstinate about forgiving.
A grudge is a stone wall
that forbids us to move in any direction.
Cherokees have labored long to understand the reason
for the Trail of Tears—the same way other tribes have
tried to understand.
Life has a way of working itself
out to certain ends, a time for everything, and what
has been lost will be regained many times over.
There is an exact moment. Yoweh knows.
When we are at peace we hunt freely, our wives and
children do not stand in want...We sleep easy.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1763: Today, Pontiac will hold a council with a large group of OTTAWA, WYNADOT, and POTAWATOMI Indians. He will tell them of his plans to attack Fort Detroit. He will extol the virtues of returning to the old Indian ways, before the coming of the Europeans.
1877: General George Crook contacts Red Cloud with a message for Crazy Horse. Crook promises that if Crazy Horse surrenders, he will get a reservation in the Powder River area. On this date, Red Cloud delivers the message to Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse agrees and heads to Fort Robinson, in northwestern Nebraska. Where he will surrender to the U.S.Army.