Thursday, September 27, 2007


Good morning,

Some more information about Native Americans and my friend Willie and his Native American wisdom.

My friend Willie Whitefeather was a Native American Cherokee and he spent a lot of time talking about the "Cherokee Trail of Tears." Many of his ancestors were in that march.

In case you are not familiar with it, I will share some of it with you.

The Trail of Tears is one of the saddest chapters in the history of the Native American. It came about because the US Government wanted to relocate the Cherokee Native Americans They had a plan to send them to a reservation near what is now known as Tulsa, Oklahoma.

It was no instant decision but was the result of a series of events that began in 1827.

It was that year that the Cherokee Nation declared itself a republic and even ratified its own constitution.

In 1828, a renowned Indian fighter named Andrew Jackson succeeded the more sympathetic John Quincy Adams in the white house.

Then in 1829, gold was discovered on Cherokee land. The following year, the Indian Removal Act was made law. After several years of delays and some Cherokee emigration from the area, the army moved to forcibly evacuate the remaining Cherokee's from then land. It was 1838.

Although the army officer in charge of the evacuation of the Cherokees in Georgia issued strict orders that it be carried out as humanely as possible, his orders were largely ignored.

Cherokee families were herded out of their homes at bayonet point, shoved, struck and even shot.

Personal property was seized and sold. Bands of looters pillaged Indian villages, sometimes before all residents had left.

Not even the cemeteries were spared, as thieves unearthed graves for silver pendants and jewelry.

After temporary internment in camps, the Cherokees were grouped in caravans. In September, 1838 the Indians began the long trek to their new home in crude wagons, on horseback, but mostly on foot.

They trudged through the snowy winter cold. Many were elderly and feeble and they died along the way. Travelers who passed the processions described a din of weeping as the caravan slowed momentarily to bury the dead.

When the last of the Cherokees arrived at the reservation in March, 1839, it was not known exactly how many had perished. The estimate is 4000, one fifth of their entire population.

Four other Native American tribes in the Gulf States region were uprooted during this time. The Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole.

By 1840, the Trail of Tears, as the route to the reservation land came to be known, was closed.

All five Native American tribes had been removed from their homelands.

Wouldn't it be nice if Hollywood and TV would put aside for awhile the movies and program, about the Holocaust and tell the story about the Native American Cherokees?

Thank you Ragnar

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Monday, September 24, 2007


Good morning,

My Native American friend Willie Whitefeather was full of $1,000,000 verbal gems.

I am sorry that I did not carry a tape recorder with me.

He once said "Curious Bear ... (that is the name Willie gave me for I was constantly asking questions)... the Great Spirit is constantly talking to us with signs, but you white men are not listening.

He had a Native American interpretation for every sign he saw.

If a bird flew past you from left to right it was a certain message. if it flew right to left a different message. If it flew from the front into your heart and important message.

Speaking of signs and prophecies, in the sacred cave of the Native American Hopi's in 4 Corners, Arizona are several amazing signs in the for of pictographs, on the walls.

These pictographs are at least 3000 years old.

One shows, very clearly three sailing ships heading towards land. The Native Americans knew that Columbus was coming with three ships. They new is as sure as they knew that the sun would rise the next day, only they did not know when.

There was another interesting pictograph. It showed a stick figure of a beetle blowing on a flute crossing a stream.

The interpretation was ... "when the singing beetle who crosses the water dies there will be earth changes will be soon."

John Lennon!

The day after John Lennon died hundreds of Native American medicine man can out of seclusion and once again walked amongst the people getting them prepared.

Are we preparing?

The Cherokee word for hello is O-C-O.

The Native Americans had it all together before the landing of the white man.

"If one people in the tribe was starving ... it meant the whole tribe was starving. They shared their food, their wisdom and then they allowed to Pilgrims to land."

Will Rogers who was a mixed blood Cherokee Indian asked...

"Would we have allowed the Indians to land?"

One day the Cherokee Nation will return.

So many people have a drop of Cherokee blood in their veins and many of them do not know that the Cherokees are the keepers of the sacred fire.

The sacred fire was carried from Tennessee to Oklahoma on the Cherokee Trail of Tears in 1838. It's never gone out.

The Northern Europeans had it all together before the Christians came. What kind of a world would it be if we had converted them to paganism?

The Northern Europeans will return.



Good morning,

You may be asking yourself why I, Ragnar Storyteller, of Viking ancestry, is writing about Native American Folklore.

For several reasons.

I lived in Arizona for 20 years. I fell in love with the traditional Native American culture.

I met and became a very close friend of Willie Whitefeather, a Cherokee Medicine Man.

We shared many cultural stories, Native American and Viking. We both saw a great similarity of the different belief systems.

Willie invited me to visit 4 Corners, Arizona, Land of the Hopis, where I learned a great deal about their prophecies and wisdom.

I have written about some of my experiences on my website.

Both Willie and myself believe in mighty earth changes coming soon.

Vikings call it Ragnarok, the final battle between good and evil.

The Native Americans call it the 5th world.

Willie is a great artist and writer. Most of his writings are in cartoon pictograph form telling great truths.

I don't have any of his cartoons but I remember his stories and great truths.

Willie once told me that the white man is crazy. Why? Because he makes songs up for everything from toilet paper, soda and cars.

A Native American only sings songs to the woman he is wooing and at spiritual pow wows.

He sure got that right. Greedy materialism is driving us to our knees.

About writing.

"If a man has something good or true to say, he will say it in a few words; if it is not good nor true he will talk and talk and try to make it seem good and true and tell you that you must believe him..." (Willie's Grandfather).

Politicians? Lawyers? Preachers? Car Salesmen?

"The only reason that we exist is the fact that our mother earth happens to have a layer of topsoil and that it rains. All the rest is talk..."

As for the earth changes Willie says:


"She is going to blow her nose and powder her face, put on a new dress and fresh makeup and go off in a new direction. And no one can stop a woman from doing that."



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