When people participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space; everything outside of that space fades in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely, the bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. - Sun Bear, Medicine Man.
Animals Spirit of LOVE: November 2012
Love this--very true!
Morning White Dove, Elvis' great, great, great grandmother. She was full blooded Cherokee Indian. Elvis was 1/16 Cherokee.
this is interesting: souix babies were studied by experts in childhood development and it was concluded that although souix babies were kept wrapped up tightly and tied to a flat board on their mother's back for the first 18 months of their lives, they still learned to walk at the same rate as children who did not grow up as a papoose.
Dance and Performance Art, Native American Powwow, 2005, "Powwows are large social gatherings of Native Americans who follow traditional dances started centuries ago by their ancestors, and which continually evolve to include contemporary aspects. During the National Powwow, the audience see dancers in full regalia compete in several dance categories." narrative from website
Native American dancers
Native American Powwow Tradition | “I am Niimiipuu, the people also known as Nez Perce,” says Angel McFarland-Sobotta, pictured above. Photo by Ben Marra
White Mountain Red Ware..Arizona
The Pikes Peak region is Ute Country. The Utes passed along the Garden of the Gods in the foothills of Pikes Peak, which they called Tava (Sun Mountain), as they traveled to and from their summer and fall hunting grounds to their winter campgrounds.