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☆ Cheyenne Dog Soldier :¦: By Artist James Bama ☆

The Elders say Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. We need to pray for our women and ask the Creator to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sing the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people. So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful, gentle, and modest.

In the beginning we were told that the human beings who walk about on the Earth have been provided with all the things necessary for life. The original instructions direct that we who walk about on Earth are to express a great respect, an affection and a gratitude toward all the spirits which create and support Life. . . . When people cease to respect and express gratitude for these many things, then all life will be destroyed, and human life on this planet will come to an end. . . .

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” —Black Elk

Still Strong

✯ “We have a biological father and mother, but our real Father is Tunkashila [Creator] and our real Mother is the Earth.” -Wallace Black Elk, Lakota :: Artist ~ Lee Bogle ✯

Navajo girl getting her hair done using a Navajo hairbrush made of dry grass strands.

✯ Corn Woman is the Native American Goddess of Nourishment; She is the personification of maize and the fertility of the Earth.✯

Above we show a moving photo of Bird Rattle, an Indian Man. It was made in 1909 by Edward S. Curtis. The illustration documents a Half-length portrait of this Indian man, facing front, wearing beaded buckskin shirt, with one feather, and loop necklace. We have compiled this collection of artwork mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact mailto:curator@ol....

Sun Rising Between Two Tee Pees - Taos Drum, Taos, New Mexico