Hi everyone my name is Chase and I have a few question for a project I have to present in my class. If someone with a Cherokee background could answer these questions I would greatly appreciate it. Multiple people can answer them!! Thank you!
1.What does it mean to be human
2. What is the basic human problem
3 What is the cause of the problem
4. What is the end or goal of transformation
5. What are the means of Transformation
6.What is the Nature of reality
7. What is the sacred, and how may the sacred be known
8. what is the meaning behind how you dress
9. What is something that entertainment (movies and TV shows) portray about Cherokees that is incorrect?
If you need me to explain any of these in detail let me know!
Post by standsalone59 on Oct 11, 2014 17:47:04 GMT -6
Hi Chase, I'll try to break it down for you very simply...WE ARE ALL HUMAN...anyone, including yourself, can answer these questions about what it means to be human, human problems, nature of reality. What exactly do you mean by transformation? What do you mean by wanting to know what the meaning is behind the way we dress, do we dress differently than you? I'm not trying to sound brash it is just I don't understand the question.
What is the class you are to present this to? Try being more descriptive in what you're asking in order for someone to answer. My first response to some of your questions made me a little angry just by the way you asked the question, I thought about my first response & edited my post.
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This is for a religion class of mine. unfortunately these are the exact questions I have to ask. But I can define them better for you. I am not so much asking about modern times.
1. What does it mean to be human? basically I am asking if you believe in one life, multiple life's (reincarnation) or a heaven. Also connection with nature (does nature have a soul)
2. What is the basic human problem. I am asking in a sense of religion what is wrong with us. Like in Christianity all have sinned is the basic problem
3. What caused the problem to happen? Like adam and eve and the original sin in Christianity.
4. End Goal. What do you all try and obtain in life, like for Christianity it is to go to heaven
5. What are the mean of transformation? meaning what do you have to do to get to transformation? for Christianity you pray and try not to sin.
6. what is sacred? do you worship anything?
7. what is the meaning behind the way you dress? again I am not asking about modern times. I'm talking before the trail of tears and all.
Osiyo ale osdv sunalei, I will try and answer the best I can. 1. to be human, is to exist and walk through this life as one who lives in the social realm with those around us. We have two lives one is physical and one is spiritual. The physical will cross over at some point to the spiritual that is our eternity in the land of our ancestors.
2. when we do not walk in harmony with Mother Earth and those around us we are not on the red road. The same as being out of touch with reality.
3. What caused it, we did. We are human and human has all sorts of emotions and traits.....love, hate, kindness greed......A Cherokee story that has been passed down many many years go as follows. The grandfather was sitting talking to his grandson. He was sharing words of wisdom to help the grandson through life. He said, "My son, we have two wolves inside us and they are always fighting, one is the white wolf who is good and a black wolf who is evil. They fight night and day". His grandson said "Grandfather which one wins?" The Grandfather replied, "The one I feed the most."
4. In our walk of life our end goal is to be with our loved ones in the land of our ancestors.
5. Is to put our faith in our creator our father, (I am also christian so this may sway) I believe the creator did send us a messanger it has been passed down that there was one who visited our people long ago. He was said to have a message of love and understanding.
6. I worship the Unequa, the Great Spirit, and his son and the things he has made, I should say I respect and give thanks to his creation.
7. There was some traditons behind the way our ancestors dressed. They used what Unequa had given them to use to make clothes, feathers and tatoos, face paint. Feathers were gained for noble and brave acts, face paint was wore in times of greif and war. tatoos had their own meaning from stature in the tribe to recording history of ones family. Interesting fact about cherokee warriors they would shave one side of the head, this was done so they could be more accurate in shooting the bow, it was drawn to the ear, and the shaven spot allow them to hold the arrow closer to the center and shoot more accurate.
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