Native American truth and history

Native American truth and history: contribution of the Native man

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Today I want to share the words of someone I will call the Red Man. His vision of the Native American truth and his experience. The Native people have made such contributions to the world, some were never recognized, some were misconstrued. The story might not have been told properly but here I am sharing some raw stuff. Words that come from the personal experience of a Cree man, his words on Native spirituality, on the history and contributions of the Native man.

The concept of truth

I am tired of sitting on the sidelines watching the world pass me by, the world and my life. Over nativethe years, I have learned a very valuable lesson, and the lesson is this. If you want to change, you must change your relationship to the resources available to you. Now you probably think I am talking about the land when I mention the word resources but no I am not talking about land. I am talking about the one resource that is hard for some to find and that is the resource called the truth. The truth will really set you free.

The truth is freedom

Men pray to be free all the time. The shackles and chains of ignorance smudgewere strapped to my history. The fire of truth was taken away and hidden in books that my people had a very difficult time to read. The theoretical spirit of the Red Man got trapped in a book. Do not take the fire away from the Red Man so that in seven generations, it is cold. White Man writes everything down, the Red Man does not. His truth flows with the winds of change. The Red Man is cold today because he does not really appreciate just how much his people contributed to the intellectual consciousness. Self actualization means to know who you are in proportion to the world all around you. When you do not know who you are, you are weakened and unbalanced. It then becomes difficult to get a clear picture of yourself, of your ancestors and of your place in this world. “Indian giver, savage, welfare bum” that’s what I grew up knowing about my Red Indian side, nothing good.

Contributions

The Native people contributed so many good things to this world. Could you imagine an Italian without a tomato? I could not because their culture revolves around it. We gave the Italians the tomato. It took great love and knowledge and understanding to produce the tomato, tomatoes do not grow wild in the bush, they need TLC. We also gave the world corn, chocolate, potatoes, peppers, tobacco. We also gave the world fortified foods such as pemmican; there were pemmican wars for a reason. One pound of pemmican had the nutrients of 10 pounds of meat. It could sustain you for as long as needed. It could be preserved for 10 years!

Pemmican

Pemmican

History, your own history

Your own personal investigation will uncover the Red Man treasure. If you do not know what’s wrong with the world, you do not know your history. Our history is very cryptic but it’s there. Our people contributed much to the history. The Sleeping Giant that is coming to life is how much we have given and how much was taken. It is a cycle that is hard to break. Blood is shed when people fight for land. However, the land will still be there when the last land claim settlement is secured. Until someone takes it away again. Just like our discoveries will be be rediscovered. What came first? That’s a good question. This is not about getting recognition but rather to see how rich our history is, the good that we brought. The good that we can bring to the world.

Investigate yourself to extend to the utmost your knowledge of yourself. To rectify your heart, to regulate your family, to show yourself and the world just how beautiful your natural native self was and is. All races have contributed to the common knowledge, only when we appreciate the attribute of a man can we appreciate the unique race of all human beings. One day we will all share the power, the power to play, to change and to know.

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20 thoughts on “Native American truth and history

  1. Heather

    I just love reading your posts, Emily.
    I love the way you educate us as you tell your stories and share the wisdom and truth of Native Spirituality.
    What you offer through your website is a real gift to the world.
    Thank you so much.
    Warmly, Heather

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  2. Aikaterini Markakis

    Hello Emily! The truth is truly freedom and everyone should search the truth and free themselves! I had no idea how big the contribution of Native Americans is for our world! It’s truly fascinating! I learn something new with your posts every day and that makes me happy and keeps me motivated! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us!

    Katerina

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  3. Joe

    Hey there, Emily! I really enjoyed this post and I’ve always been fascinated with Native American culture. I like how you explored truth in this post and, to be honest, it’s so easy to forget how much Native Americans have contributed to our way of life. Thanks for sharing this! I’ll definitely bookmark and follow your site.

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      1. Joe

        Unfortunately, that’s very true. In high school I remember Native American history being glossed over and I even talked with my teacher about it and he was actually caught off-guard by my comments. However, I’m happy that I stumbled on your site and look forward to more of your posts. I think it’s very cool that you’re privy to the knowledge of Native American culture and I’m kind of jealous of that. I’m not saying I want to live their way of life but I’ve always been very spiritual and attracted to the spirituality of their culture.

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        1. Emily Post author

          Unfortunately the true history is not often discussed. It is sometimes romanticized but does not reflect the truth. I hope you enjoy the rest of my site!

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  4. Debra

    I absolutely love the native traditions. they are practical and make so much sense if you look into it. I love that you present it here in such a great way. Very nicely done.

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  5. Don

    I really enjoyed reading about native American history. My father is actually 1/4 native American and happy to see your site as well. I have been considering purchasing the book “365 days on the red road”. I am also curious about the ancient medical remedies that were used by native americans. Thank you for the information.

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    1. Emily Post author

      thanks Don!
      I highly recommend the book for sure! And you check out my section on natural remedies. Mother Earth gives us a lot

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  6. Sylvia

    Hi Emily!
    I enjoyed reading your post.
    It’s really important to learn from our history and appreciate it.
    The history of native American is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Richa

    Hi Emily,

    I really enjoyed reading your post. Its very interesting to know about Native Americans. I am sure your site will enrich the knowledge of many.

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  8. nnamdi

    Hello Emily,

    If there is nothing to believe about the Red Man, at least one should know there part in making America what it is today. However, they may have been misunderstood, but they are indeed peace loving people.

    Thank you for your sensational writing.

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