Post by Unega Uwohali on Jun 25, 2006 17:26:09 GMT -6
My mother, White Feather and I went to Santa Fe, Texas and visited with Houston Cherokees yesterday, I had a great spent time there in 7 hours.
I thought there's pow wow but it's not, we just drummed and prayed group.
I have been drummed with them in about 3 hours, wow that was long time! ;D
There's no booths but a lady who owns Native American store that local to my home area, she live in Alvin, Texas and she have a Native American website store (my parents haven't emailed with her website address to me yet, when I got it then I'll showing you.
OK, here's a photo of group Cherokees drummed (back and left side with white chair, that's me.
Post by Unega Uwohali on Jun 27, 2006 12:43:59 GMT -6
Thank you Huronwoman, WADO!
OK, my mother White Feather is kinda busy to do but she wrote a letter and sent an emailed to me.
Here's she wrote about that:
White Eagle and I had a great weekend last week. We went to the gathering at the Triplett Ranch in Santa Fe. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. There were so many nice people, and I’m embarrassed because I cannot remember all the names and I don’t want to loose contact with them.
When we arrived, there were several people sitting on blankets under a big tree. The land is beautiful with its trees and pond. You will have to excuse me if I am wrong on the names of some of the things we made, or any part of a ceremony that was performed. We made “prayer feathers” and hung them in the trees all around the back property. We each made three. One was for personal prayer and I cannot remember what the other two were for, so I won’t try to guess.
Oh yes, before we made the prayer feathers, we passed a small bowl of smoking sage and herbs (not sure) around for each person to wave the smoke over them. I think this is for protection, but I’m not sure. I’m very embarrassed that I don’t know the traditions yet, but I’m just now beginning to learn. It is so interesting and is so spiritual.
Then we passed a peace pipe around the circle. I felt so attached to everyone present and to the nature around me.
Next we made “medicine robes” and proceeded to the “medicine wheel” for a ceremony that I definitely wan to learn about.
We had a potluck lunch and rested under the trees. THEN came the brothers with the huge drum. It was wonderful to hear them singing and all 4 of them beating the drum at one time. Then the real good feeling came when they invited White Eagle to play the drum with them. He was so happy and he really did a good job.
We had such a wonderful day and we hope to gather again with these wonderful, peaceful people.
It sounds like you were privileged with a very intimate spiritual ceremony, I am very glad that you were invited to such a gathering and I feel that your spirits really did soar there, I am very glad for you. Oh tell White Feather that the smudging (pulling the smoke over youself and over your head up to the Father) with sage and other herbs and grasses is a cleansing and blessing ceremony as well as protection. It is a ritual that we do at Pow Wow's before we dance as well and at times when we feel the need to clense our spirits and reconnect more with the Great Mystery. To burn sage in the home will be calming and inspiring. Hope that makes sense. AHO
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2006 3:00:50 GMT -6 by Huronwoman
May the Creator bless you today and everyday! SOARS WITH EAGLES
Post by Unega Uwohali on Jun 28, 2006 12:12:43 GMT -6
Thank you for your kind words and I'm appreciate it.
Yeah, my mother's first smoked peace pipe. ;D
We have been smoked the peace pipe 5 times shared around them.
I have new peace pipe that have dear's horn "V" shape with round horn top and flat wooden handle, it does air leaks in it but I'll fix it and add medium brown dye on the wooden and light brown-yellow like on the horns, wild rabbit's furn (natural brown color, no dye) in the middle of peace pipe then my member who owns store who can make round beads with robe leather on the back of rabbit's furn, so it'll looks beautifull.
Just a quickie: Pipe smoking ceremony is different for different tribes, you smoked 5 times, I did pipe ceremony with an Apache and their way is to go around 4 times, as a "pipe carrier" I need to learn more about the different ways of the other tribes; any help will be appreciated. WADO
May the Creator bless you today and everyday! SOARS WITH EAGLES
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