Sunday, October 16, 2016
Red Lunar Dragon/ Red Rhythmic Skywalker - Electric Deer Moon of Service, Day 27
David Webb, Yeopim Native American.
Yeopim Renape History "We are still here" -most of our Yeopim Renape families still reside on or near the Yeopim Indian Reservation. The Yeopim Renape Indian Tribe is small but played an important role in North Carolina history- one of the first Indigenous nations to turn territory over to the English. Yeopim, meaning Ocean is a shortened version of WiYaPeMiAk (Weapemeoc) meaning "People at the Nice Ocean." Various spellings include Yeopim, Yowpinn, Yawpim, Jaupin, Eopim, and others through history. Renape translates to mean "people." The Weapemeoc, inhabited the present counties of Camden, Currituck, Perquimans, and Pasquotank. They were at one time a confederacy of four independent tribes. These tribes were the Yeopim proper, Poteskeet, Perquimans, and Pasquotank. They all spoke the Renape dialect. The Yeopim Renape Indian Tribe were always known as a peaceful people. They rarely went to war, but they and other Algonkians were constantly under threat of attack from our Iroquois neighbors, whom they called MaSanKeKWa- "Man Eaters". The Yeopim Renape subsisted mostly off of the Ocean's bounty. The word Yeopim translates to ocean. Yeopim people ate fish and shellfish but also grew "the three sisters"- corn, beans and squash. Additionally, they hunted deer, turkey, and small animals. The Yeopim Renape lived in small towns and villages. Each town was autononomus and independent and formed the group known as the Weapemeoc or "Yeopim Nation." Weapemeoc and other Algonkian towns from North Carolina to Maine and Nova Scotia formed an alliance which was known as Wabanaki- "First Light People." In the Yeopim language this was called the Wapanaki-makok Confederacy.*
Kin 41: Red Lunar Dragon
I polarize in order to nurture
I seal the input of birth
With the lunar tone of challenge
I am guided by the power of space.
That which we think of as our mind or intelligence is merely a resonant quality of mind that is not contained in our body, brain or nervous system.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2016-2017,
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Manipura Chakra (Limi Plasma)