What do we, the Native Americans, think about Christmas?
I was reading this in my Email from Indian Country last night a Oglala Lakota tribal elders opinion on Christmas, Santa Claus and a Supreme Being.
A Native Interpretation of Christmas
Why not put in my two cents?
That is the reason for “Is there really a Santa Claus?”
This elder spoke from the heart on his opinion and most of his opinion is the feeling form every tribe throughout Indian Country that I have been blessed to visit.
Therein lies the rub.
We, the first people of the America’s, had no knowledge of the beliefs of past countries religions.
The reason why I wrote in a past posting, “If you do not want one of our people gifting a gift, do not gift us”.
We all believe that all of creation is a gift from Creator.
We, the original people of this country are human so, yes we did have wars however, if any person came calling on our tribe that person was treated with the same respect we treat our family.
Holidays were 24/7 365 days a year.
Contrary to Eric Hyde “I’m spiritual, not religious” we are not religious we are Spiritual, we pray every day at least three times, we do not need a building of others around to pray.
Just about all of the traditional tribes believe in Creator and Great Spirit.
Most of them also believe that Creator sent the Great Spirit (the son) to Mother Earth.