Thursday, January 14, 2016
White Cosmic World-Bridger/ White Self-Existing Mirror - Resonant Monkey Moon of Attunement, Day 5
Two Guns White Calf, the Blackfoot Indian Chief whose profile is on the Buffalo nickel.
Blackfoot Beaded Bag.
The Blackfoot Indians were skilled huntsmen. They primarily hunted buffalo like many other Plains Indians and traveled in groups, when hunting, to cover as much territory as possible.
In the 1800's, the white men began hunting buffalo as well and caused the population to decrease drastically. Over 600 Blackfoot Indians starved to death as a consequence of their dependence on the almost extinct buffalo. Each of the four tribes, although independent, share one official language called Algonquian. This language is also spoken by many other Indian tribes in the U.S.
The Europeans arrival in the 1800's meant big changes for the Blackfoot. On one hand, they brought horses with them which were invaluable to the Blackfoot because it enabled them to hunt buffalo much easier than on foot or by dog sled. But, they also brought disease that was devastating to the Blackfoot population. The Europeans passed on small pox and measles to the Indians and wiped out a significant percentage of the population.
The Blackfoot Indians are very spiritual and believe strongly in supernatural powers. They believe that everything has a spirit, whether alive or inanimate and can be good or evil.
The Blackfoots' most important spiritual ceremony is the Sun Dance. It's a yearly event that takes place during the summer. It was also known as the Medicine Lodge Ceremony. It centers around dancing, singing, prayer and fasting, with the buffalo being the highlight of the ceremony. Because they relied on buffalo so much, the ceremony was a way to honor the buffalo.
Kin 26: White Cosmic World-Bridger
I endure in order to equalize
I seal the share of death
With the cosmic tone of presence
I am guided by the power of heart.
Stand up and go to the highest place - the place that everyone knows exists.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2016.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Visshudha Chakra (Alpha Plasma)