I have always held an admiration towards the Native Americans whom were the first people long before the eastern European white man ever trod upon their rich and virgin lands.
Them times their land was still virgin in the sense it wasn't neither spoiled nor greedily snatched away from them with measly small payments or gifts that enormous times were never given to despite it being vouched upon a written and signed treaty. But like almost all the promises were broken or never even given out! Greed, deceit, abuse and neglect were all in action against them. They stood helpless and vulnerable against the tremendous amount of soldiers and settlers that kept flowing in like ants and taking over their spacious and richly mineral and fertile lands. Regretfully greed has and shows no mercy.
Recently I came across in a book shop historic books by the author Dee Brown and one which I chose was 'Bury my heart on Wounded Knee' and in it he explains precisely how things went for the Native Americans of all tribes. It's sad and depressing and all that may remain of the Native Americans is a remnant in the generations that followed thankfully.
I have seen documentaries of the west and it seems it lay there unspoilt and virgin whereas when the eastern European man came and conquered it they made wonders alright as in steam travel and farming trades and evolution in engineering and technology but all that wiped all the western frontier off the map alike matching a concrete jungle with a jungle!
And the best part is they didn't leave much to show from the west. The buffalo were killed just for their fur and their flesh left to waste and rot, with no thought of breeding them to live on, but keep on hunting until satisfaction came from their extinction! That only brought a stop to the trigger happy hunters. Just like the yellow stones or gold. A feror broke out and dynamite blasting here and there with no such care of nature and the environment and heritage.
Anyway I end this say by happily saying that I am learning the Lakota language on my phone from an application I loaded and I'm enjoying every moment of it!
I originally come from the Mediterranean which is far away from the West of the U.S.A. but maybe one time I will visit the grand canyon and relive them historic times of the historic figures of the West.
What an absolutely impressive site! I’ve always felt a “closeness” to the Wolf species and thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking photography! While I’m not a Native American, my husband has a bit of Cherokee blood running through his veins and some of my extended family are associated with other tribes. As one of European decent, it pains greatly me knowing what my ancestors took from the original inhabitants of this beautifully diverse land, destroying human lives, wildlife and many natural resources and in their path of carnage. I’ve always respected the Native culture, how you appreciate your world and honor it accordingly, and I apply many of your beliefs to my own life. Every inhabitant of this planet, from plant to animal, deserves a right to life, and the people of today desperately need to stop taking for granted this gift we call “Earth”. At the rate we’re going, complete destruction is coming soon, and I fear that my children’s grandchildren will never get to enjoy the awesomeness of this world.
Great respects and honor to you keeping the memory of the First People alive.
An absolutely beautiful site. Long over due reconition and appreciation to the true first Americans. Thank you so much for putting this together.
Hello- I wanted to share my gratitude for sharing your photographs. They are invaluable! I was Yakama, but adopted off into a Caucasian family in Los Angeles. Every Image, every set of eyes speaks to us all. Some need to seek their real blood line families, and as they don't welcome or trust me stranger to them, not in stories told about me, but their hearts are shut down. So now I keep seeking my tribe...my people.
Born with falsified documents. So my history is my puzzle now. I represent my newfound Native pride by trying to tell my stories and experiences through acting, writing, and comedy! It is found that whether people share a cry or laugh together, it heals, bonds and gives strength to carry on. :))
I just found this site and I will enjoy visiting it a lot. In a couple of months I may be able to send in a donation. Your site is very informative And I Thank You.
MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU. AMEN.
Nice layout, nice design, Informative. Native Americans are our history, our heritage, I hope one day your growth will be wise and strong and that your fruit will be your future unbounded.
This is one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. AMAZING WORK! My hat is off to you for allowing the world to see the truth of the NATIVE PEOPLES. Just plain BEAUTIFUL. Hours and the CRAZY WORLD surrounding us DISAPPEAR while here. THANK YOU!
HONOR and RESPECT
REDWOLF the CONCHOMAN
Thank you for your gift to all is this website. It is education, prophecy that causes all to live in a good way.
I recently read the book The Shack. Fantastic story about your legend. You are interesting people. Great kindness. Much wisdom. Happy new year look ahead to a bright future.
Hi! I am Springwater, of the Lakota, living in KY. I love your site, I am of the wolf clan so I really enjoyed your wolf collection and your prayers and wisdom, Pilamaya
Love the site I had typed wolf images into the search engine and got your webpage... Very beautiful. I have some Penobscot in me not much, yet it is there. Don't know my of my ancestry there. My great great grandmother was adopted. Tehir website doesn't give me much info. But what I do know is that they are Abenaki's. My family has been in New England regions of MA/NH and Maine for a long time. I love anyhing that has to do with Native Indians... We have a dog that is part wolf, we got her in Maine and because of my mothers love of anything Native American (must be where I get it) her name is Luna, and she undoubtedly look's like some of the beauties in your images.
Read some of the Abenaki folklores, very nice. Keep up the Good Work.
I came across your site today and just wanted to say this... I find your pictures just breath taking !!! Truely beautiful and just WOW !!! I guess we as Americans take for granted things like "Who the TRUE Americans" were... I pray that you and yours experience a wonderful up coming Season. Sincerely yours,
I was brought to your Two Wolves Tail from a pin-up at work. What a wonderful website!!! Thank you for sharing your culture. As a European, I am deeply troubled by the loss of your land to Europeans (from the distant past). We are destroying this country by development. I hope that someday soon, a Native American will sit at the White House as President of the United States!
I would just like to say how beautiful your website is. The prayers, the wisdom has touch my soul. When ever I want to feel love I visit this site with my heart wide open.
Thank you so much.
What a beautiful website and great resource for anyone interested in Native people.
Thank you for this commitment.
Barbara Crowell Roy (Eve's Fund for Native American Health Initiatives)
I wanted to humbly say the following:
The time & effort that has clearly gone into this site should be appreciated & recognised as much as possible.
You have done an absolutely amazingly awe inspiring job. Not only is this site beautiful, it's content is so varied & educational and above all, the richness of the culture & your history truly has touched my soul, as I am sure it does with so many others.
May peace & joy light your life.
With warmest & sincerest regards,
I was browsing around, stumbled on this site. Wow, What some wonderful pictures, I have ever seen. They are pure Gorgeous...
I was browsing the web for Native Lore and I came across this site. I want to express my greatest appreciation for all the hard work you have put into this site. It is loaded with information and other content. Excellent, excellent work! Please keep up the good work! You're my hero(es) and you have a fan in me.
I will definitely keep coming back to this site and donate when I can. This is very valuable work you are doing here.
Again many thanks!
I found this site through viewing one of YouTube Ghost Dance-Native American... and saw the website address.
I booked marked the website to come back to view other links. You have a beautiful website and I will do my best to donate when I can.
Hello -- Just want to send my thanks for your beautiful wolf photographs. They are truly outstanding. I was searching for a wolf in a particular position, because I am painting a crouching wolf for a Tarot deck I'm working on (the card is STRENGTH). While I didn't find exactly the pose I need, I believe I can use some of your images to guide me in doing it right.
I want to return to your FIRST PEOPLE site to explore the other areas you are presenting, but meanwhile, I want you to know how grateful I am for your introducing me to these extraordinary wolves!
Shungo -- Judith Mitchell
My spirit is soaring after reading 'The Two Wolves!' Like so many of us, I sometimes allow the other wolf to gain control by feeding him too much, which results in suffering and pain. Today, I begin to feed the other.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed and will continue to enjoy such a spiritual and wonderful site as those of the firstpeople. I came looking for information on Quanah Parker and how he affected history. I have many books and that name kept coming up. I went to your site and was spiritually lifted looked and beautiful art and browsing the site. It truly is gorgeous and uplifting and recommend anyone to drop by and really take a good look and realize how this site makes you feel. Good job.
I have just discovered your beautiful website, when I was looking for wolves and eagles etc. and now would like to thank you for sharing all this with all peoples.There is so much to learn ! If all cultures could only share like this and have understanding and respect for each other there would not be such strife in the poor old world!
Thank you~~ All My Relations,~Iris Watson-S.
I am enjoying learning more of my heritage and reading what is written on this website. I would recommend this site to everyone looking for history of their people, and the history of this country.
Hi, my name is Mary and I am from the Lummi Nation... I came across your site and love it, as most don't have costal work. Thank you. Thank you.
I would like to say thank you for all the effort you have put into this site. I have been learning about Journeying and Animal guides and now have my own Animal guide which is a Great Blue Heron. I have Journeyed and I am being guided by many great spirits. Your site has opened my eyes even further. I don't believe I have any Native American ancestry in me but I feel very connected. Who knows a previous life maybe?
Please keep up your beautiful site.
I'm interested in finding out more concerning the Algonquin and Hopi Tribes. This site looks like it is one stop shopping; it is beautiful, comprehensive, and filled with informatiion. Thank you for your dedication and hard work in producing this artistic site.
What a fantastic site. I was looking for information about a Native American - Wolf Robe (Cheyenne). when I discovered this site. I have always had a fascination about Native America and her people. I enjoy reading about the way of life and individuals from the past. So much information, photographs and words of wisdom. This is a beautiful website and is now at the top of my favourites list. Thank you for a beautiful place to visit again and again.
This site is great! Beautiful pictures, and a lot of interesting information about the Native American Indian. Appreciating very much people that is trying to spread HARMONY into this destroyed society worldwide. Many Blessings from Sweden, Charlotte.
My Mother was Choctaw and my Father German - Great Site - More sites like this should be available for the younger generations to remember the FIRST TRUE AMERICANS
I just had to write and tell you what a truly awesome site you have. THE most wonderful pictures I have encountered. Are these available for personal use, such as to use in emails or for screensavers ? I would love to have some on my computer. Thanks for your Beautiful pictures.
My name is Ken Corley. I don't know much about my heritage. I did not learn of being part Cherokee until I was grown and had been working with my Spirit Guides for a long time. My family was from southern Georgia. On a visit to see my mother we were talking about ancestors and a spirit came to me while my mother was talking. I could no longer hear what my mother was saying but listened to the spirit. He told me that he was my ancestor and had been a shaman on the Trail of Tears. He told me that was why I had my abilities. He said he had escaped from the march to Oklahoma and had hidden out in southern Georgia and married a blond woman.
Later, I asked my mother about it. At first she denied it and then told me that it was a family secret so that we wouldn't get murdered by the whites, but since they had stopped doing that it was okay to tell me. The only name she knew of was a woman named Crow that had a Cherokee first name that her husband couldn't pronounce so he called her Becky or something.
I don't have much Cherokee blood, but I have camped in the Ozarks after my return from South East Asia, where my Spirit Guides gave me two powerful stones. I later camped for a year on the Continental Divide west of Denver where I worked with a Spirit named Ascended Master Saint Germain and he taught me many things. That was back in 1980.
My Totem is the Eagle. Eagles come to me if they are around and I have had them fly beside my even driving down the road. I wield energies for many things as well as healings. I also do distant healing, as long as I know that someone exists, to anywhere on the planet. I hold open a gateway for the higher levels to enter this level and help. I have no earthly Titles. I'm just a Mr. Fix-it for a living and live paycheck to paycheck. I have never charged for helping anyone with spiritual matters and wouldn't know how. I have taken many "inside" to meet their Spirit Guide.
I am concerned that so many follow the money god and don't know how to go inside. If anyone here wants that help thay can email me. I don't have distance limits. I don't know any ceremonies so don't expect that. I just make a gateway to the other levels and take your spirit there.
My email is email@example.com. I offer my gift with an open and loving heart. Let only those reply that come the same way.
Now I live in New Mexico, so I will say Walk in Beauty.
I have read a lot in this site and wish to sign the guest book. I am Coree Indian from Ocracoke Island, one of the outer banks of North Carolina. I find this site very informative and I shall return over and over again. I practice the old way of spirituality of all Indian people and honor my heritage. Thank you.
To the upholders of this fine site,
Let me first just say that I thoroughly enjoy all of the content on First People. My mother told me at a young age that her grandfather is Cherokee; since then I've always been fascinated with Native American culture, and very proud to be part Cherokee.
I read some of the legends and words of wisdom practically every day for inspiration, and the images in the galleries are remarkably vivid and meaningful - great great kudos to the talented artists that created them. Looking forward to any and all new pictures.
Anyway, I imagine you receive many e-mails like this, so I'll keep my message brief. Thank you so much for this site. I'm going to ask my mom if we can donate some money for the server costs, or perhaps purchase some jewelry. God bless!
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed looking around your website - it is a truly inspirational site. Keep up the excellent work.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I was very fortunate to visit with you when I was in Canada 2 years past, I had a most wonderful uplifting time. I particularly enjoyed the welcome of your heart and your friendship. During our visit we signed the petition for the return of your land.
I was born with the gift of sight upon the spirit path, in my lifetime I have passed through the vision quest on many occasions seeing both the good and the bad of that which exists in our world.
I can not explain why but all of my life I have been drawn to your way of life and try my best to emulate the peace of the Great spirit in our world. I have taken prayers, pictures and poetry from your web site to place in the spiritualist church I run with my Husband, you have my world of honour your work will not be exploited, It will be treated with respect and enrich the lives of those who visit us, I will tell them where and from whom it came. I have as far as I know no Native connection with you, except within the spirit of my heart. May the Great spirit of creation bless you, your ancestors and your future generations to come, May the sky above your head always be blue, the corn in the field always ripen and may joy always find its way into your heart and the hearts of your children.
I have felt privileged to visit your web site and thank you for sharing your history with me. [URL] This is our church website if you would like to look at it. BLESSED BE TO YOU AND YOURS Shirley-anne Hunter MICHT. PACT. AAMET. CSNU
Totally Awesome Work in every respect photographs, images, heritage etc. Very Beautiful and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.
I am three quarters Oglala Soiux. I really love this site, it not only inspires me but makes me very proud of my native heritage! Thank you brothers and sisters.
What a beautiful website, it resinates my soul.. Thank you for the beautiful feeling of beauty it gives. Love and Light. *Star
I am stunned at the sheer volume and quality of the site and all the photos. They are beautiful. I am in awe!
Hey I just found your site and love it. I used your link options and sent a few to a couple of friends. I also put one on my sister woman page. Thanks for all the great stuff.
I ran across your site tonight, and I was floored by all the information you have for Native Americans. I went through many of your sites tonight looking at pictures of the elders. I can not explain how I feel. I want to thank you so much for all this beautiful information for us to absorb into our lives.
It will take me long time to go through all your sites and I know every second is worth my time. The time you have taken to show us all and to Educate us all has amazed me to the fullest. I thank you for me and my family.
Thank you for making my site for me. I am now able to sell my faerie guardian paintings, spirit guide paintings, guardian angel paintings, painted feathers and wands and much more. Thank you. You have made a very professional looking site and I am extremely proud.
I love your web site!!! I found it by accident,I was looking for wolf pictures. My step father is Cherokee and even know I have no idea what "I am" I have always wished I could say "I am a Native American Indian" this web site is very informative and the pictures are great!!! I love it!
My name is Vicky Brolick, I live in Blanchard, Michigan. I grew up around Grand Haven and have learned about the tribes that once lived there. I lived on Pottawamee Bayou. I am not a native American, My heritage comes from the Netherlands, I was born in Grand Haven. I do respect the Native Americans and am very happy to see your site. Yours is a rich heritage which is a proud one,also. I am truly glad that this website is around to help teach and education not only Native Americans but all Americans to the true beauty of your culture.
I have just discovered your wonderful site and thank you for all the effort in putting it together. It is educational, entertaining and shares a great deal of insight not only of the past, but of the future too. I spent a wonderful year and a half in Page, AZ working on Lake Powell. I was adopted by two Navajo children and accepted by their elders. I was given the name of "Shush Na Kei' h (Two Bears) that I am very proud of. I am currently retired and living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and carving bear and coyote fetishes and studying the history of the area.
My best to you in peace and harmony.
Gary Martin - Two Bears
My name is Sarah K. I live in Missouri. I to am a Native American, who was adapted out when I was 3 months. My story is long if you would like to know about my story let me know. People who have heard my story said I should write a Book about my life. I am 50 years old now. I have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I am very proud of my family. My husband is white. He is 100% behind me in keeping in touch with my family in Arizona. Our children know about there heritage. And proud to be half Apache.
I have enjoyed looking through your website.I will keep coming back. I found out that my Indian name was Sarian Chissay. And I also found out that the clan that I am in is "The Butterfly Clan". My story is long, but with a Happy Ending that will never end.
I have written to you before and I have to again. I keep going back to see more of your wonderful site. I don't think I will ever see all of it. The legends and wisdom as well as the pictures and art work are wonderful. Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge and talent with so many of us. I just checked your guestbook and people all over the world are enoying your talent.
I just wanted to comment on your website. It is just beautiful! Thank you for allowing me to see all the Native American Artwork, and the Beautiful Animals and nature that surround us. I hope we can keep The economy going and save this wonderland of nature!
I have always been intrigued by the story of Native Americans. As a 4th generation European Immigrant I often have feelings of remorse, guilt, and shame. Beyond that, my 9 yr old son and I have decided to a project of sorts on Chief Black Hawk. While I was researching for him, I just became more interested, touched, and motivated to learn more.
This is the most amazing American Indian web site that I have come across. I would like to thank all of the people that made this site possible. It is so full of wonderful knowledge and artwork that I can't bring myself to leave it. I hope that I can pass on this knowledge to my children.
Thank you for being so thorough and making this page so interesting. I will be back to visit often and I will share the web address with my friends that share an interest in American Indian History. Please, accept my sympathy for all the pain that our predecessors have caused to such a wonderful people.
I will be searching for ways to make the lives of modern Natives better, and I will be recruiting people to do the same.
Elizabeth A. Palumbo
Hello, I just wanted to thank you all for this wonderful, inspirational and informative website. As an art tutor this site offers valuable information for me to pass on to students. It is refreshing to be able to guide students from the perspective of First People, rather than the hackneyed interpretations that are in many mainstream history books. Here in the United Kingdom there is a growing interest in the culture of the First People and I have been concerned that all information, spirituality (eg:- courses in N.A. Shamanism), art, goods and crafts etc being presented as authentic, are 'not' necessarily so.
Sites such as this, help to give true perspective and awareness. As an artist with a particular love for painting the wonders of Mother Earth, and a love of painting wildlife, this site offers wonderful opportunities to study photos of Wolves, Bears and other animals, a great help.
I am just starting a new collection of work, and I would very much like to donate a small percentage of my takings either to a site such as this, or perhaps a small organisation. Could you make any suggestions? It would not be oodles of money, but hopefully would help in some small way. Again thank you for creating this wonderful site. Blessings Vanya Starchild.
This is a wonderful web site. I am new at this so I hope I am taking care of what I need to correctly. I came on here looking for Native American backgrounds for my computer. That is the only reason, but I saw so many wonderful things, I don't know what else I can do on it. I need to find out. I have been on the computer for about 3 years, but have never done anything like this before. Only e-mail. It is completely new to me. So I'm not sure what I am doing is correct. Please excuse me if I do something wrong or forget something. I think this is a beautiful and informative web site. I was adopted, I do not know what my background is, but I hope and pray it can be Native American. That would be a happy thing for me to find out.
Thanks for the free basket clipart. This is a very beautiful site. I will definitely be back. Thanks again!
I stumbled into this site while looking for arrowhead clipart...WOW! I'm thrilled I found it! Beautiful, informative, GREAT! I love it and will be back again and again - especially when I have more time to visit! I could stay here all day!
You have a very beautiful & well put together site here. I took one of your backgrounds for my PC wall paper & have added your link to my forum.I will definitely be back to view your entire site when I have more time. Thank you for sharing.