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Purification- 3 Steps Closer to Spirit
Native Americans knew the value and purpose of purification not only of the physical body but of our spiritual selves as well. Before any Native American ritual or ceremony took place it was necessary to cleanse and purify the mind, body, and spirit of impurities and toxins.
Rain Sticks - Soothing Summer Craft for All Ages
The Rain Stick is like a tubular rattle. Traditionally made from cactus, the hollow tube was dried in the hot sun then partially filled with small pebbles, beans, seeds, and small pieces of lava rock. The Rain Stick differs from other ceremonial rattles due to its unique spiral interior.
Rebecca Rolfe aka Pocahontas
Is she anything like the Disney version of the young Indian princess who falls in love with Captain John Smith and saves his life? Not really. Popular stories about Pocahontas tell about her courage, compassion, and beauty.
Remain Close to the Great Spirit
The profound spiritual heritage of the Indigenous cultures of North America can provide insight, guidance, and comfort in a world full of stress and negativity.
Rock Candy Christmas - Recipe
A mother’s love for her kids is the same around the world regardless of financial status or culture. We all wish for our children to enjoy health and happiness. For many American Indian children growing up in poverty the absence of fancy foods or expensive gifts doesn't mean an absence of love.
Sacred Child, Blessed Elder
“Indian people loved their children above all else. They were a special gift from the Creator. They were the promise of a bright and happy future.” - Mourning Dove, Salish. 1884-1936
Our ancestors were taught scripture as they were converted to Christianity after assimilation into Anglo-Saxon ideology. The wisdom found in the words of proverbs such as these aligned with the traditional Native wisdom of our grandfathers; speak the truth.
Sage - Earth's Healing Gifts
Mother Earth was seen as nurturing and healing and the People believed in her Medicine and were led to it. Native healers used plants and herbs to aid in the healing of mind, body, and spirit. Sage is one example.
Salsa Recipe for Indian Tacos
This salsa recipe is easy and delicious and perfect to serve with Indian Tacos. Spicy or mild, chunky or smooth– it’s up to you! Food is a symbol of the Great Spirit's goodness, abundance, and guidance for our people and these are the things that feed us daily.
Sioux Proverb on Reality
The sacred wisdom of our Ancestors is full of guidance that can be applied to our lives today. The study of ancient proverbs can provide insight and enlightenment that holds the power to bring us back to ourselves. We often search outside of ourselves for happiness and knowledge.
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