Sunday, February 28, 2016

Blue Rhythmic Monkey/ Blue Planetary Night - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 22

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 Medlin Wilhelmina Dayton (Montauk), 1624-1666.

The Montaukett or Montauk people are a Native Americant tribe of Algonquian-speaking people from the eastern end of Long Island, New York.  They are related in language and ethnicity to the Pequot and Narragansett peoples who lived across Long Island Sound in what is now Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Montauk people historically spoke the Mohegan-Montauk-Narragansett language, also known as the Algonquian Y-dialect, similar to their New England neighbors, the Pequot and the Narragansett. Native Americans living on Long Island eventually became identified by European settlers by the place name of their geographic territories, such as the Montauk and the Shinnecock. The settlers mistakenly identified these loosely organized bands as "tribes," although they all shared the same culture and language. The Native Americans of the east end of the Island shared a common culture with each other and with other groups along most of the northern shore of what is now called Long Island Sound.

Those in the western part of Long Island were Lenape groups, culturally and linguistically distinct and related to a people who lived in a large territory extending from western Connecticut through the lower Hudson River Valley into New Jersey, parts of eastern Pennsylvania and the northern shore of Delaware.

The Montaukett divided their roles to obtain and process foods. The Montaukett "were farmers and fishermen." While the men fished and hunted whales, the "women would harvest corn, squash and beans." The men hunted whales by using their dugout canoes, made by hollowing out large trees.

The Montaukett derived great wealth from the wampompeag (or wampum) available on Long Island, but its value contributed to competition, attacks and their demise. Before the Montaukett obtained metal awls from the Europeans, the Montaukett artisans would make "disk-shaped beads from quahog shells...used for trade and for tribute payments" with the nearby tribes. Since the wampum became desired for trade and payment by Native Americans and the English and Dutch colonial powers, the Montaukett were raided and made politically subject by more powerful New England tribes, who demanded tribute or just stole the wampum. Introduced infectious diseases, such as smallpox, to which they had no natural immunity, and inter-tribal warfare, combined resulting in great population losses, similar to that suffered by other Native American groups.


Kin 71: Blue Rhythmic Monkey

I organize in order to play
Balancing illusion
I seal the process of magic
With the rhythmic tone of equality
I am guided by my own power doubled.

Noosphere is the mind space of inner time that stretches infinitely into the galactic future.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2016.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Sahasrara Chakra  (Dali Plasma)

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