Native American Folklore

I came across these quotes and songs, and felt the need to share
them with you. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I do.

As a child I understood how to give,
I have forgotten this grace since I
have become civilized.

~Chief Luther Standing Bear~

Cherokee Morning Song*

Wi-na-de-ya-ho, wi-na-de-ya-ho
wi-na-de-ya, wi-na-de-ya
He-ya-ho, he-ya-ho

Our dust and bones
Ashes cold and white
I see no longer the curling smoke rising
I hear no longer the songs of the women
Only the wail of the coyote is heard

~Chief Plenty-Coups~

Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song)*

Mahk jchi tahm buooi yahmpi gidi
Mahk jchi tahm buooi kan spewa ebi

Mahmpi wah hoka yee monk
Tahond tani kiyee tiyee
Gee we-me eetiyee
Nanka yaht yamoonieah wajitse


*courtesy of Robbie Robertson and the Red Road Ensemble

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