Chief Hole in the Day feathered his own nest when signing treaties. An annuity of 1000 dollars for 20 yrs, a section of land with a good house built on it by the US. He had servants and lived like a Lord. Other chiefs became resentful of his status. When his people were forced to White Earth reservation, "I'll never go," he said, and stayed on his land. His ascendency was not gained through his people but by government favor. Riding in his buggy one day he was waylaid and shot dead.
Chief Dan George, 7/24/1899 - 8/23/1981, was a chief of the Tsleil-Waufuth Nation located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver B.C. Canada. He was also an author, poet and an Academy Award nominated actor. In 1960 at the age of 60 he landed his first acting job. At 71, he won several awards for his role in "Little Big Man" and them acted in many other films like "The Outlaw Josey Wales".
A woman's highest calling is to lead a man to his soul so as to unite him with source - a man's highest calling is to protect woman so she is free to walk the earth unharmed... - Cherokee proverb (via The Great Spirit) artist: Alfredo Rodriguez
No-talq Chiricahua - Apache 1886 ~ the look on his face says it all. Such a sad fate for Native American tribes all over the US. They took care of the land in which they lived on and were slaughtered by European settlers who also ruined the land.
Edward Two Moons. ~Edward is President of the Chiricahua Apache Nation, a Self Sufficient community at the Dos Cabezas Mountains Sacred Lands, and if only we all could follow example, our Earth might smile~!