What Is Life?
is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of the buffalo in the winter time,
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass...
and loses itself
in the Sunset.
Circle Creative Pages
I pledge allegiance to the Land
the United Peoples of America
and to the Creator,
who gave us life,
our gratitude, commitment,
with respect and responsibilityfor all.
What Hollywood Forgot To Tell Americans
About Indians (Indigenous Americans)
this out, it's our poor attempt at
pathos and humor--
You might be A Jine if...
Where Did We Get These Names?
Joe Bill went to Sue Fred’s
to see if Jim Billie was still going to ask Fred Jim
if Robert Joe was coming to dinner. But Tom Jefferson met Naomi Franklin in town who said that Doyle Washington knew Robert was gone to an Indin education conference with Sara McConnell and Barbara Podemski. John Smith called Joe Bill to say that if Robert Joe wasn’t coming, Ted Sam, Rodney Pete, Phil Jake and Maggie Bob wanted him to come by Wally Bighead’s house and go the basketball game with them. Wally was excited because George One-Bear, Tom Keeps-His-Feather, and Roland Many-Bad-Horses will be playing on the Indin team.
Halito, akana ma
Sa hochiffo kvt James BlueWolf
We've added some graphics to make your visit more pleasant--the pages load more slowly but if you're patient the images are worth the wait--
notice that we do not use the words
Native American on our site.
That is because we prefer the real names of our Peoples,
or American Indin,
and object to the use of this media-created pc label.
If the bones of your relatives lie here in the earth,
you are a native american...
if your are descended from the Indigenous Peoples
that lived upon the back of this Great Turtle--
you have your own name.
If you've been
thinking about having a gastric bypass--
here's the journal I've kept since my surgery
2 months, 6 days out
Shadow Of A Fat Man--Gastric Bypass Journal(explorer)
A House Built Of Myth (in progress)
Myth Of Democracy 2
Recognizing Our Prison
Another Promise Abandoned
Pathology Of A Diseased Civilization
Facing The Lie
Quest For Peace 1
Quest For Peace 2
The Real Body Snatchers
To Clayton Earl Duncan for being named Native Storyteller of The Year
by the Wordcraft Circle Of Native Writers And Storytellers!
the FBI's forensic methods
and ballistics testing and identification techniques have been called
into question. A singificant amount of cases. over 3000, have
been incompetently handled resulting in the unjust convictions of many
innocents. Of course, the FBI's case against Leonard was built on
the identification of ballistics that supposedly tied the bullets which
killed the agents to a gun that was supposedly his. Even though the
bullets were proven not to match the gun, these new findings show just
how shoddy and inept the FBI"s experts were, and just how far these
scumbags were prepared to go to put "someone"
away for killing their agents.
Peltier Update by Bruce Johansen
These new findings further emphasize the government's complicity in imprisoning an innocent man for revenge and as a warning to other warriors who believe in tribal sovereignty and Native rights.
For up-to-date info on Leonard go to--
Offical Peltier Web Site
Shirts N' Skins
We're finished, but the real
edition has been seperated into two books:
American Myths & Madness
Shirts N Skins
We'll have them up soon with some more new books !
rough draft, unformatted but readable
Hope there's something here worthwhile in these seven. james
If you find a link that doesn't work, please email us, we're here often.
always remind us to be grateful--
even after the loss of our World
this land has been blessed by the Creator.
Here are some interesting --
Reasons for Gratitude
The Final Frontiers Of Colonization
(Cultural and Spiritual Exploitation)
is the last way in which indigenous peoples can be exploited.
else is familiar. Our foods, natural resources, and lands have
taken or altered so they will no longer support the ancient ways of
Our names have been appropriated for usable nouns. Our images have been
used for entertainment, our arts copied and sold as novelties or
even our bones dug up as objects of study or curiosity. Why should our
most sacred ceremonies and spiritual concepts be free from this
onslaught from the children of Colonialism, Manifest Destiny and
And who says they must be represented accurately or respectfully?
After all, this is the final frontier of colonization. The scavengers
picked over our bones long enough. Now their
children are intent
on devouring our minds and spirits—because, as the price of their
conquests, they have lost their own."
The bombings in New York have
us to write our response to this tragedy. We pray for the
that their Spirits reach the next world, that their families be
and that the perpetrators be punished and then forgiven.
not assume that because we question the policies, actions, or
integrity of the present administration and US government--
that we do not support our service men and women.
We pray for their safety daily, and encourage them to do
whatever they need to do to preserve their safety and the safety of those around them so that they might return home safely.
We do not believe it is in their best interests to question
their orders or direction at this time.
They should focus only on the successful completion of
their duties and responsibilities.
Never believe in something so desperately
that you do not allow for contradiction or the possibility
of a different reality.
Fanaticism is the root of the tree of Human sorrows.
The acceptance of Mystery
is the only benevolent faith.
Food, Health and Nutrition
the Indin news you can handle,
from the only sites you'll need--
Native News Online
California Indian Gaming News
ian once said:
that will destroy us are:
politics without principle;
pleasure without conscience;
wealth without work;
knowledge without character;
business without morality;
science without humanity,
and worship without sacrifice.
For wish-they-coulds, and were-in-another-lifes:
More Cultural Appropriation and Exploitation
Here is our-- Freshest Poetry
Other Indin poetry and literature sites:
Sherman Alexis' site
you are a writer, or are interested
in Native writers,
please visit this site:
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers
"Live your life that the
of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that
they respect yours.
Love your life,
beautify all things in your life. Seek to
make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
a word or a
of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a
stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in
thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the
spirit of its vision.
When it comes
your time to
be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear
of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to
live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
Our Books are for our children but...
you would like to order --
"Sitting By His Bones" poetry
take the time to talk to the elderly,
their memories are all they may have left to share
and there is no guarantee
that anyone else is listening.
In the Military
The use of, and respect for,
is important to our Peoples.
We encourage education and use of Natural Tobacco.
Northern California Indin Action Council
Natural Tobacco may be
from the Nat'Oh (Natural Tobacco) People
Natural Tobacco People
If you have an interest
how the BIA
has lost, stolen, and mismanaged trust monies
read this: Dave Henry's Book Stealing From Indians
Trust update 2
Trust update 3
Trust update 4
Trust update 5
Trust update 6
Trust update 7
Trust update 8
haven't updated in awhile....
you love when Indins challenge the status quo
represented by the communities that
worship science, technology and
read this review
(and then the book)
Vine Deloria Jr's
Earth, White Lies
"It may seem dangerous to tinker with nature without knowing the
effects, but without the threat of environmental disaster caused by the
short-sighted unbalancing of natural forces, how are we to bring about
positive change in the world around us?"
"Modern science has a long, proven track record of correcting the mistakes it inadvertently unleashes on the world. I'm confident that if the worst ever came to pass, science would find some way to fix it. That's what science does."
"People shouldn't see man-made global disasters as a bad thing. They should see them as scientific breakthroughs waiting to happen."
Dr. Nathan Oberst, Texas A&M Mad Scientist
brothers, the Spring has come; the Earth
received the embraces of the Sun and we shall soon see the result of
"Every seed is awakened and so has all animal life. it is through this mysterious power that we too have our being and we therefore yield to our neighbors, the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land.
"Yet hear me,
people, we have now to deal with
race; small and feeble when our fathers first met them but now great
overbearing, strangely enough they have a mind to till the soil and the
love of possession is a disease to them.
"These people have made many rules that the rich may break but the poor may not. They take tithes
from the poor and weak to support the rich who rule.
"They claim this
Mother of ours, the Earth, for
own and fence their neighbors away; they deface Her with their
and their refuse.
"That nation is like a spring freshet that overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path."
Bull, Hunkpapa 1877)
The following was composed by the US Government
in a plea to Great Britain to honor Treaty Agreements,
xerpted from Congress assembled, April 13, 1787,
and unanimously accepted:
...When therefore a treaty is constitutionally made, ratified and
by us, it immediately becomes binding on the whole nation, and
to the laws of the land...
Treaties derive their obligation from being compacts between the sovereign of this and the sovereign of another nation; ... surely the treaties so formed are not afterwards to be subject to such alterations as this or that state legislature may think expedient to make. ... Were the legislatures to possess and to exercise such power, we should soon be involved as a nation, in anarchy and confusion at home,
...Contracts between nations, like contracts between individuals, should be faithfully executed, even though the sword in the one case, and the law in the other, did not compel it. Honest nations, like honest men, require no constraint to do justice; and though impunity and the necessity of affairs may sometimes afford temptations to pare down contracts to the measure of convenience, yet it is never done but at the expence of that esteem, and confidence, and credit which are of infinitely more worth than all the momentary advantages which such expedients can extort. ...
Be pleased, sir, to lay this letter before the legislature of your Nation
... if only they
Honor All Treaties !
Our views on
at the heavens...set yourself goals and standards that in the
beginning seem beyond reach. Enjoy the challenges this brings. Do not
look for perfection....but one day you might get close to it. If you
aim low, that is where you will always be."
"Even failures make a positive contribution. They keep us humble...they
help us find and fix our mistakes. Failures also tell us to practice
more until we are better. Things are never automatic."
__ Frank Fools Crow, Teton Sioux
Some of our
favorite links on the net
Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma)
Unofficial Choctaw Tribal site
Jim (Rabid Wolf's) News and Commentary
don't go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians,
but I believe nine out of ten are,
and I shouldn't inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.
The most vicious cowboy has more moral principle than the average Indian."
civilized man, walking in the garden, seeing a late melon sprout,
sneers and says:
"Foolish plant, why waste your energy--you will never bear fruit!"
Indin, seeing that same sprout, kneels down to say;
"Relative, you are brave to struggle toward your purpose
with no fear of tomorrow."
are like that sprout.
The Whites say our ways are lost
and we should give up struggling to be as we were.
But it is not what we were that we struggle to realize again.
It is what we still are!
Each spring our seed gets more fertile and our roots deepen.
Our Peoples will be Nations again,
and our prophecies fulfilled!
FirFor the time
being we're off the air--pray for our return!
Lisa Mitten's Comprehensive Native Links
NiteOwl's Wotanging Ikche (OnLine News)
American Indin Radio On Satellite
Indian House/Traditional Indin Music
Gathering Of Nations Powwow
feel you're a stranger here. This is your land, this is my land.
This is Indian country. My ancestors lived here;
The Great Spirit put them here,
Just like he did the oak trees and the water.
Feel welcome. Let your Spirit be free.
Lego, Pit River
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council
Northern Cheyenne Net
Pioneer has before declared that our only safety
depends upon the total extermination of the Indians."
"Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect our civilization,
follow it up by one more wrong
and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth."
L. Baum (author--The Wizard of Oz) 1/3/1891
talk of loyalty, but we Cheyenne are loyal-
to our families, our Societies and our People.
We have no loyalty to individual men as leaders-
they lead because of their talent and strength of will.
We do not understand what you mean.
I think this is just another word the White Man uses
to turn wolves into sheep.
We are not obligated to follow our leaders.
We follow because of their character and talents and power.
The General says our lack of loyalty weakens him,
but if his leadership were true all people would follow him naturally.
The White Men claim loyalty to their Great Father,
yet they fight among themselves and few of them have an equal voice.
Among us, every man has the same voice.
If we step in behind one of our own
it is because of what they can achieve for the People.
If someone with greater power arises we are free to follow them.
Loyalty follows from achievement and service
not because it is appointed or demanded.
We Cheyenne are not dogs, whimpering at the feet of their masters-
we are free men- we are wolves."
the Christian, there is enough, I am sure, in the character, condition
and history of these unfortunate people to engage his sympathies,
For the Nation, there is an unrequited account of sin and injustice that sooner or later will call for national retribution,
and For the American citizens, who live, everywhere proud of their growing wealth and their luxuries, over the bones of these poor fellows, who have surrendered their hunting grounds and their lives to the enjoyment of their cruel dispossessors, there is a lingering terror to appear and stand with guilt's shivering conviction, amidst the myriad ranks of accusing spirits that are sure to rise in their own fields at the final day of resurrection !
George Catlin circa 1832-1833
More Favorite Links
fool does what makes himself feel good
while the wise man does
what makes him feel good about himself."
From a 1999 speech by Subcommandante Marcos:
Apart from being full of oil and uranium, the problem is that it is full of indigenous. And the indigenous, in addition to not speaking Spanish, do not want credit cards, they do not produce, they are involved in planting maize, beans, chile, coffee, and they think about dancing to a marimba rather than using a computer. They are neither consumers nor producers. They are superfluous. And everything that is superfluous is expendable. But they do not want to go, and they do not want to stop being indigenous. There is more: their struggle is not to take over power. Their struggle is to be recognized as Indian peoples, that their right to exist is recognized, without having to turn into other people.
But the problem is
that here, in the land that is at
in zapatista territory, are the main indigenous cultures, there are the
languages and the largest oil deposits. There are the seven Indian
who participate in the EZLN, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Tojolabal, Chol, Zoque,
Mam and mestizos. This is the map of Chiapas: communities with an
population and with oil, uranium and precious wood. For neoliberalism,
everything is merchandise, it is sold, it is exploited. And these
come to say no, that the land is mother, it is the depository of
that history lives here, and the dead live here; absolutely absurd
that cannot be entered on any computer and that are not listed on a
exchange. And there is no way to convince them to be good, to learn to
think right, they simply do not want to. They even rose up in arms.
On October 19, human rights
from Mexico, was assassinated.
The justice system in Mexico does not seem committed
to finding the roots of the terrorism directed at
environmental and civil rights leaders.
It appears that Vincente Fox is just one more,
in a long line of Conquistadors,
who talks sweet, but tastes bitter.
Enrique Gomez writes:
The ELZN and Indigenous Nations of Mexico
have overwhelmingly rejected the government amendments...
the fight goes on.
To The People
and spiritual messages that are truly representative of the Creator
leave one with a feeling of peace, joy and exhilaration,
never pride or arrogance.
The correct expression should then be gratitude.
Culturas de los Andes
I'll show you my
but my wife doesn't like this cyberspace world,
doesn't trust it's openness- sooo-
don't look for family albums
or other personal info. Here
"Traditional people of Indian nations have interpreted the two roads
face the light-skinned race as the road to technology and the road to
We feel that the road to technology.... has led modern society to a
and seared earth. Could it be that the road to technology represents a
rush to destruction, and that the road to spirituality represents the
path that the traditional native people have traveled and are now
The earth is not scorched on this trail. The grass is still growing there."
William Commanda, Canada, 1991
This page is
dedicated to the memory
of my friend and brother warrior-
whose sacrifices for all the People
should be honored
Lance sLLance Sands