Monday, February 22, 2016
Red Cosmic Serpent/ Red Self-Existing Earth -Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 16
The Native American hoe made of wood and bone, used by the Massachusett Tribe on display at The Quincy Historical Society,Adams Academy Building, Quincy, Mass.
The Massachusett are a Native American people who historically lived in areas surrounding Massachusetts Bay, as well as northeast and southern Massachusetts in what is now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including present-day Greater Boston. Tribal members spoke the Massachusett language, which is part of the Algonquian language family. The present-day U.S state of Massachusetts is named after the tribe.
The name Massachusett means “people of the great hills”, referring to the Blue Hills south of Boston Harbor. As one of the first groups of indigenous American peoples to encounter English colonists, the Massachusett experienced a rapid decline in population in the 17th and 18th centuries due to new infectious diseases. Descendants of the Massachusett continue to inhabit the Greater Boston area, but they are not a federally recognized tribe.
The Massachusett people are most likely descendants of prehistoric Paleo-Indians who lived in eastern North America at the end of the last glaciation 30,000-15,000 years before present (BP). Archeological evidence (spear points, midden mounds) uncovered in Boston indicate habitation in that area between 6,500 and 8,000 years BP. Fishing structures, such as the Boylston Street Fishweir, dating to 5,200 years BP, have been discovered since the late 20th century in what is now Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. These early people lived by seasonal migrations, alternating between inland hunting grounds and winter homes in the fall and winter, to mining their quarries for materials used for weapon and tool making, whaling, coastal fishing and foraging sites in the late spring and summer.
The Massachusett and other Algonquian tribal groups were almost destroyed by a European-carried plague between 1617 and 1619; an estimated 90 percent of all the coastal populations died. The remaining population was weakened following colonization of the area by English settlers. The tribes were further decimated by a smallpox epidemic in 1633. The death of two Massachusett military leaders, Pecksuit and Wittawamut (and those warriors with them) during an ambush at Wessegusset by Captain Miles Standish of Plymouth Colony in 1623 due to Standish being forewarned by his friend Massasoit of a coming attack, caused the Massachusett to avoid but not end further contact.
Kin 65: Red Cosmic Serpent
I endure in order to survive
I seal the store of life force
With the cosmic tone o presence
I am guided by the power of universal water.
Everything that comes into being mutates at precise moments in a synchronized timing process, which is governed by the Law of Time.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2016.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Muladhara Chakra (Seli Plasma)