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November 3 2010 Native American Newsletter

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Greetings to all friends near and far. We are having some beautiful autumn weather here in Washoe Valley. Yesterday I went for a ride with my Mother and brother up to Walker Lake which is just north of Hawthorne, Nevada.

The beautiful bright blue desert waters is a breathtaking view when driving out in the desert. Coming through a long stretch of desert then to suddenly see Walker Lake is a wonderful experience. The waters were so still yesterday that the reflections of the mountains in the lake were very clear.

Walker Lake is rapidly shrinking due to agricultural water diversions upriver. Walker River feeds Walker Lake, but the impact of over a century of agricultural diversions upriver has caused the lake to shrink drastically. It is estimated that the lake may eventually dry up. For the Walker River Paiute tribe and this is sad news indeed.

Walker Lake, once approximately 27 miles long, now is around 15 miles in length requiring the Walker River to flow an additional 12 miles to reach the declining lake. For further information on Walker Lake, visit

For hearty stews and soups and other winter meals, take a look at some of my favorite recipes at:

I have been writing articles on the power of Animal Spirit and how your Animal totem helps and guides you through life. You can find these articles at the following link:

Till next time, may your heart and moccasins follow a happy path. Blessings and Walk in Peace and Harmony.

Here's the latest article from the Native American site at

Animal Spirit, Bull to Coyote
Following are some basic attributes of animals from Bull to Coyote.

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