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While looking for information about
What is the Sacred Circle for the Natives?
To one of our many postings on this subject.
Native American Sacred Circle
Please remember that you are on the west coast of 'Indian Country,' and our people are on the east coast.
You did come to one of our sites so, I am answering you about our people.
While looking for your answer you may have run across this answer
"The Medicine Wheel is representative of American Indian Spirituality".
A much more correct answer should have been
"The Medicine Wheel is representative of American Indian
of the Plains for Spirituality."
Because, in the East Coast,
at least in my experience, from the earlier 1940's
until the middle 1990's (I am 75 today 05/07/2016) nothing was known about the '
Lakota Medicine Wheel'.
We have the Paw-Paus Sacred Circle.
Since the middle 1980's my elders, now ancestors, added a form of Pow-wow that is a spin-off of
our "Sacred Circle," with changes to allow people not of our tribe to enjoy dance.
It is true that my Grandfather (Sachem) Shechaim OhjieshanTallfox
did visit many Plains Indian tribes and was invited to a few Sacred Ceremonies, as have I.
However, he and our ancestors taught the Paw-Paus and so do I!
There is nothing wrong with their Medicine Wheel;
I just never saw it in my travels up and down the East Coast
within any Sacred Circle in that time period?
With the now easy travel, Internet, and Indian Casinos, this also brought other forms of culture over to the east.
We are pleased to be able to teach as much as possible about our traditional ancestors.
As you may or may not see while traveling around the internet,
some teaching about our people
will not compute (is no where need the same ), as what the elders taught as the true culture and ceremonies.
Many times it is being taught by non-native people
someone not from our tribe!
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