American Indian

have CHEROKEE ON MY grandmothers scyphers side My GRANDMOTHER DIED BEFORE i CAME A LONG  as a friend of mine once said I may Look White on the outside but RED on the inside .  Lived in Tenn for * months Did Walk short portion Of trail Of tears there Cried most of way my self  . when i went by the Hermitage Home of Pres Jackson all ways gave him the finger    any way have met many  people who have had a postive influence and learned some of the ways . I smuge OUr home a travel trailer  where ever we go   

rhorses rhorses
51-55, F
4 Responses Feb 27, 2009

Smudging is a good all around thing for anybody.<br />
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Amen on old Andy! The Creeks didn't rise enough in my opinion! BTW, I don't a peace treaty with them was ever signed!<br />
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In this day and age, many different tribes have absorbed and adopted the traditions of other tribes b/c so many of their own have been lost or forgotten If it's valid and resonates, learn and preserve.Very few tribes today that are pure enough to be xenophobic about practices that have value. Cherokees farmed and had an alphabet and a govt, did they invent those things out of nothing or adapt things they saw as useful and beneficent to them?

why do you smudge your home? someone taught you wrong. cherokees don't do the whole smudging thing. thats more of a plains indian thing.

I'm from the UK where we have been invaded and screwed by so many civilizations. My heritage is untraceable but I know that modern western civilization (a culmination of peoples) does not tolerate racism. Be assured we are progressing!

Keep your HERITAGE!<br />
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Educate your Youngest!<br />
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Don't let the world forget what a proud people you are!<br />
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.Has your government apologised to your people for the <br />
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things they have done?<br />
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..Be proud of your roots!!