Native American Legends
Warriors of the Rainbow
A Cree Legend
There would come a time when the Earth would be ravaged of it's
resources, the sea blackened, the streams poisoned, the deer dropping
dead in their tracks.
Just before it was too late, the Indian would regain his spirit
and teach the white man reverence for the Earth, banding together
with him to become Warriors of the Rainbow.
There was an old lady, from the Cree tribe, named "Eyes of
Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans'
or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would
die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters
would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as
we would know it would all but cease to exist.
There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories,
culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs"
would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankind's'
key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow".
There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all
the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and
recognition of the Great Spirit.
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages
and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would
teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit".
They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from
the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples
that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full
of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the Earth
(Elohi) beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles
or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These
principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of
the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity,
Love and Understanding.
They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of
Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray
to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain
stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again,
they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They
would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their
brothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feel
happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire
Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and
respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would
once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest
of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life -
the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer
and the solitudes of life.
Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the
treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxins
and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed.
The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful,
the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants
and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that
is beautiful would become a way of life.
The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and
sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part
of their daily lives.
The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not
by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast
the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose
actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom,
and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for
the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs.
They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount
of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient
Chiefs", they would understand the people with love, and see
that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their
surroundings. They would show them that miracles can be accomplished
to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.
The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many
and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer
and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated,
unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find
willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning
"Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.
The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see
how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have
maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the
rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this
knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall
once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth,
and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our
"Key to our Survival".
This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and
this is my reason for protecting the culture, heritage, and knowledge
of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of Fire" spoke
of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to be prepared
to accept this task. The task of being one of the........ "Warriors
of the Rainbow."
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