I guess now is a good time to explain what we have, Noystrom, us, Oyasin.Submitted by Smudge Pot on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 23:51
You have heard some of us use words like Hau and Mitakuye Oyasin and even sometimes rarely Hau Kola but you often see us using words like "love you". Even among men.
I think it's time you understand a bit about why. But before I do so I have to "get correct" and ask for some help so that my words are just not mine but I am spoken through.
To the East and to the South and to the North and to the ones below who always listen and to the ones above that see everything and to the One, the One above us all,
I will tell you a story. It's a long one but i will try to tell it and if i have to take a rest i will. There is a huge back-story going on here but this is a good place to start.
In the "before time" (pre-contact with white people) two brothers went out on the hunt and one was light brother and one was strong brother (or elder or younger or stronger and weaker, whatever). The people needed food.
They came upon a woman. She was sitting all alone by herself wrapped in a buffalo robe and she was singing with her back turned to the hunters.
Dark brother said to light brother, hey, let's take her and have our way with her. But light brother said no dude, she is wakan, she is sacred and holy. Because he could see that she was not entirely human.
She was white. Her skin was white, the robe she wore was white and light came from inside her. And she was beautiful and she was part buffalo calf and part human female.
But Older Brother did not listen and pushed Young Brother out of the way and he went forward because Older Brother was proud and used to taking what he wanted. I can just imagine. Almost irresistible.
He approached the female, touched her and fell dead.
And then She turned to Young Brother and said because you heard my song...
And I am crying as I write this. But she sand a song to Little Brother and gave him a pipe.
Now before this we had many pipes and they were significant but we always made them ourselves to mark occasions or to make bonds or even just to express ourselves and make a really cool pipe but this one was different from all others. This one was given to Light Brother by the hand of a supernatural being, part buffalo and part woman that came to give is the Way Of The Pipe. And the song contains specific instructions about how we are to handle and administer this pipe
And this supernatural being left this pipe with us. We still have it.
Now this woman, this White Buffalo Calf Pipe Woman's words were reported by Light Brother to the elders who accepted this as truth, this vision is consistent with teachings.
At the time of the fullness of time I was just a teenager and the elders were getting ready to do another pipe walk across this whole nation to suffer and pray that she return because we had waited. The task called upon some of us young brothers to take up the watch and we were ready and gathering some funds when the word came through: hey guys!
Change your plans, she's back.
Ok our whole priority thing totally changed. For 7 generations you wait for something and then it actually happens. How do you act?
We got so used to wanting something that when we had it we didn't know how to act.
I think I will leave it with that for now.
Aho? MITAKUYE OYASIN
Because you heard my song I will return to you in 7 generations.
And then nightmares came true.