Cherokee and Navajo Israel Connection
I have always said, that GOD has one Teaching, and
and that this teaching was known to many people.
There is proof now, more than just my word. I can't copy the articles for fear I may get in trouble, but I have provided the link that will show the connection.Cherokee Origins - Jewish Indianshttp://veldantia.com/bronzemen/hebrew.html
For the Navajo Connection
Thanks and blessings to David from South Florida for inspiring the following post. Photo at left - a classic example of Navajo weaving
Is the mystery of Navajo roots connected to the Priestly Garments dating back to the time of Moses, Aaron, and Betzalel? Is Navajo weaving the "Ma'ase oreg" mentioned in the Torah? Could the Navajos be another lost tribe of Israel?
The Temple Institute's announcement of the completion of the The Blue Robe of the Kohen Gadol has created quite a buzz. The show-stopper for me is that master artisan Yehudit Avraham chose the famed Navajo weaving technique. Was she divinely inspired? Could be, but practically, the Navajo technique is a maas'e oreg, or "weaver's work" that fulfills Torah criteria. Amazing?! I had to run this by Grandmother White Eagle.
Grandmother White Eagle took time from her busy schedule and wrote:
Osyio (Cherokee greeting - LB) Rabbi Wolf Brother!!!
The news about the weave of the High Priest’s robe is so exciting that I got the chills up and down my spine! I will share some of what I have gathered about the Navajo from my experiences on their reservation.
First let me share that I have been receiving many questions lately about other native peoples in America that could be lost tribes of Israel too (since your Trail of Tears series was posted).
The Navajo is a tribe you would love. Their refusal to assimilate is astounding and continues to this day. There are many on the Navajo rez that still do not speak or read English. They are very loyal and the only tribe here that refuses to allow the sins of gambling on their reservation (considered a tax on the poor). They are very private about their native worships and very matriarchal. It is believed by some spiritual leaders here that just before Moshiach, the Navajo will be raised up by HaShem and become the spiritual forerunners of America (maybe because of the least sin of any natives, and maybe because they too are Jews?). The fact that the Master weaver Yehudit Avraham wove the robe using the Navajo weaving technique is no accident. In my humble opinion I believe it is a confirmation.
The native flute that I play in sacred ceremonies is a Navajo flute. Its sound carries very far without amplification. It is most amazing and the natives say it is because I have strong medicine from the Creator, but I also believe it is a divine instrument. (I prayed and asked for a 1 Samuel 16 anointing when playing any musical instrument as King David did, to bring healing to a hurting soul).
The Navajo have suffered much the same persecutions as the Cherokees and other tribes. They had their own “Trail” by the white man. Historically, the Navajo era of prosperity came to a sudden and traumatic end in 1863. Seven thousand Navajo were rounded up by troops led by Kit Carson and held captive for four years at Bosque Redondo, New Mexico. Only one-quarter of these Navajo survived, and when they were released, they found their homes, pastures and flocks destroyed, and their homeland reduced to one-fifth of its original size (sound familiar?).
Please have your readers pray for this tribe. Most are very poor. You would not know that you are in the USA while visiting there. Many still live in one room log cabins called a Hogan. Most do not have running water, electricity and only a dirt floor. We helped sponsor a trip last month to take food, clothes and toys to some kids on the reservation.
As for the weaving, most tribes use “earth tone” colors in their clothes and rugs. However, the Navajo tribe has much respect for the color blue. It represents the sky and things that come from above. The color of the Jewish High Priest's robe - what you call Tchelet - is exactly what they call Navajo blue, their ritual and favorite color.
The number four (4) permeates traditional Navajo philosophy. In the Navajo culture there are four directions, four seasons, the first four clans and four colors that are associated with the four sacred mountains. In most Navajo rituals there are four songs and multiples thereof, as well as many other symbolic uses of four. If I remember correctly the number four in Hebrew is a number of letters in the Creator's holy name?
This is getting exciting, Wolf Brother. Wado equa and blessings, Grandmother White Eagle
Wado equa - thanks ever so much to you, Ulisi Unegv Wohali - Grandmother White Eagle, and may the sun shine upon your path always!
Most respectfully, Wa ya Udo (LB)