Thursday, February 4, 2016
Blue Galactic Hand/ Blue Crystal Storm - Resonant Monkey Moon of Attunement, Day 26
Assateague wild ponies have roamed the beaches, pine forest, and salt marshes of
Assateague Island since the 1600's.
The Assateagues or Assateague Indian Tribe are an Algonquian tribe speaking the Nanticoke language who historically lived on the Atlantic coast side of the Delmarva Peninsula (known during the colonial period as the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia, and the Lower Counties of Pennsylvania). The aboriginal Assateague chiefdom was adapted to the maritime and forest resources of the Chincoteague Bay watershed and involved in the manufacture and trade of shell beads.
In 1662, the colony of Maryland made a treaty with the Assateagues (and the Nanticokes, known as People of the Tide Water) whereby each English settler given land in the territory of the Assateagues would give the Assateague chief (or "emperor", as he was called by the English) six matchcoats (garments made of a rough blanket or frieze, heavy rough cloth with uncut nap on one side), and one matchcoat for every runaway slave he had returned to the English. The treaty further stated that no murders were to be committed by either side, that no settler was to enter Assateague territory without a pass, and that the Assateagues were not to trade with the Dutch in Delaware, as long as the English could supply their necessities.
Of several other treaties signed between the provincial government and the Assateagues before the close of the 17th century, one ordered the Assateagues onto five reservations along the Pocomoke River, and was signed by Amonugus, as Emperor of the Assateagues. Apparently, based on signatures to a 1678 treaty, the Emperor of the Assateagues held a dominant position over the chiefs (or "kings", as subordinate to the "emperor") of the Chincoteague and Pocomoke tribes. Sessions of the Maryland General Assembly during this period record numerous complaints by the Assateague against colonists letting their cattle roam Assateague cornfields, breaking Assateague wild animal traps, cutting their timber, and usurping their lands. The Assateagues complained in 1686 that several settlers had even built homes in the Assateagues' town.
As part of the English attempt to confine the Indians, several peninsular tribes (including the Assateague and Pocomoke from the Atlantic side, the Annamessex and Manokin from the Chesapeake Bay side, and the Nassawaddox from further south), were gathered at a single settlement, called Indian Town (or Indiantown) by the settlers and Askiminokonson by the Indians. By 1671 it was the largest Indian settlement in Maryland, and was made part of a reservation in 1686. Askiminokonson was located on the north side of the Pocomoke River near present-day Snow Hill, Maryland.
In 1742, unusual movements by the Indians created concern among the settlers, and investigation revealed that several chiefs had been involved in a plot for a general uprising fomented by a Shawnee chief, Messowan. The provincial Maryland government dissolved the Assateague's "empire", made the title of Emperor merely honorary, and placed each town directly under provincial authority. Much agitation for permission to emigrate followed, and by the end of the decade a large part of the Assateagues had moved to the Susquehanna region and become tributary to the Iroquois. This group moved slowly northward, and their descendants are now in Ontario, Canada. Of those who stayed in Maryland, one group lived on the Choptank reserve until 1798. Another remnant of the tribe, retaining little of its native culture, survived near the Indian River in Delaware
Kin 47: Blue Galactic Hand
I harmonize in order to know
I seal the store of accomplishment
With the galactic tone of integrity
I am guided by the power of magic.
Becoming telepathic has everything to do with tuning into the significance of number frequencies.*
*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)