Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Red Magnetic Skywalker/ Red Overtone Serpent - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 4

Algonquin Village
The generally peaceful Choptank Indians lived in longhouses,
 not tee pees, along the coastal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Choptank Indian Tribe was an Algonquian-speaking Native American tribe that historically lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. They occupied an area along the lower Choptank River basin, which included parts of present-day Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties. The river emptied into the Chesapeake Bay. They spoke Nanticoke, an Eastern Algonquian language closely related to Delaware.

The Choptank were the only Indians on the Eastern Shore to be granted a reservation in fee simple by the English colonial government. They retained the land until 1822, when the state of Maryland sold it, in part to pay for the state's share of the District of Columbia. The name Choptank is thought to be from the Nanticoke language, the word tshapetank (a stream that separates or (place of big current).

The Algonquian-speaking Choptank were independent, but they were related in culture and language to the Nanticoke, the larger paramount chiefdom immediately to their south, which was dominant on the Eastern Shore. After the arrival of English colonists, the tribes' histories took different paths. The Choptank maintained good relations with the European settlers. Eventually they were assimilated into the mainstream society through intermarriage. Like many other small tribes, they ceased to exist as a separate entity, although their descendants survive.

The only Indian reservation which the English established in fee simple on the Eastern Shore was the Choptank Indian Reservation in 1669. The territory included what later became the city of Cambridge, the county seat of Dorchester County. The last town in Dorchester County occupied by the Choptank was Locust Neck Indian Town, which they left about 1790.

In 1822 the state of Maryland sold off the land of the reservation for development. The state used some of the proceeds to pay its share of contribution to the formation of the District of Columbia.


Kin 53: Red Magnetic Skywalker

I unify in order to explore
Attracting wakefulness
I seal the output of space
With the magnetic tone of purpose
I am guided by my own power doubled.

You are unique. Out of 7 billion humans, no two energy patterns are alike.*

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

The Sacred Tzolk'in

Svadhistana Chakra  (Kali Plasma)

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