Tuesday, March 15, 2016
White Galactic World-Bridger/ White Crystal Mirror - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 9
Seal of the Scaghticoke Nation, Connecticut.
The Schaghticoke (/ˈskætᵻkoʊk/ skat-ə-kohk or /ˈskætᵻkʊk/ skat-ə-kuuk) are a Native American tribe of the Eastern Woodlands who historically consisted of Mahican, Potatuck, Weantinock, Tunxis, Podunk, and their descendants, peoples indigenous to what is now New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The remnant tribes amalgamated in the area near the Connecticut-New York border after many losses. There is a town by the name of "Schaghticoke" in New York State, so named because of the confluence of Hoosic and Hudson Rivers.
Their reservation, granted in 1736 by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, is one of the oldest in the United States. After sales by state agents, today the Schaghticoke hold less than a fifth of the original reserve, and have a 400-acre (1.6 km²) reservation. It is located near the New York border within the boundaries of Kent in Litchfield County, to the west of the Housatonic River. The land is held in trust by the state for the tribe.
In 1986, the tribe split. One group maintained the name Schaghticoke Indian Tribe (SIT) and the other calls themselves the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (STN). The Schaghticoke people have a long history of political relationships with both the former Colony of Connecticut and the State. Most of the members live off the reservation in and near Kent. In 2004, the STN was the fourth tribe in Connecticut to gain federal recognition. But, in 2005, after a strong opposition from the state and several local governments as well as one landowner, several Schaghticoke individuals and the SIT, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) reversed its decision.
Schaghticoke is derived from an Algonquian Dialect-R word Pishgachtigok, meaning "the confluence of two waterways or "Gathered Waters." This may refer to the confluence of the Ten Mile River and the Housatonic River, where Mauwehu, the son of Chief Squantz, removed most of the Schaghticoke people. The language/culture base is Algonquian with Iroquoian influence.
Granted a reserve in 1736 by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, the Schaghticoke tribe have one of the oldest reservations in the United States. But, today their original 2,500 acres (10 km2), once located on both sides of the Housatonic River, has been diminished to a 400-acre (1.6 km²) reservation on the west side of the river. It includes a wilderness habitat for rattlesnakes, ruffed grouse, and other animals. At one time, the Schaghticoke tribe owned land from the Massachusetts border to the Ten Mile River.
European-American agents, appointed by the state, sold off more than 2,000 acres of tribal land between 1801 and 1911 without approval by the federal government. Tribal leaders say that the land sales and takings violated the Indian Non-Intercourse Act. This is the collective name of six statues passed from 1790 to 1834, which said that only the federal government had the right to deal directly with Indian nations and had to approve all land sales for them.
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (STN) has filed suits for restoration of about 2100 acres. Much of the land in question is in Kent, on the eastern side of the Housatonic River from the current reservation
The Schaghticoke land reserve is located along the Housatonic River, which is polluted with PCBs manufactured by Monsanto and put into the river by General Electric from their electrical transformer factory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This limits the use of the river and presents health risks to those who live along river, and for instance they may no longer eat the fish from the river.*
Kin 86: White Galactic World-Bridger
I harmonize in order to equalize
I seal the store of death
With the galactic tone of integrity
I am guided by the power of heart.
Let your soul work in harmony with the universal intelligence, as your breath does with the air.*
*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)