Into the WIld
Whenever, in the course of the daily hunt, the red hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful and sublime, he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship. he sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are gods.
There Will be Blood
Do as you please with me. i would still be fighting you had i the warriors to fight with. but they no longer answer my call, for they are all dead......
Each soul must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth, and the great silence alone.
I was born upon the prairie where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures and where everything drew a free breath. i want to die there, and not within walls.
Let it Begin
I am so protected by my medicine that i do not need to dress for death. neither bullet nor arrow can harm me now.
I looked at the land and the rivers , the sky above, and the animals around me and could not fail to realize that they were made by some great power.
Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in the days long vanished.
Shadows are long and dark before me. i shall soon lie down to rise no more. while my spirit is with my body the smoke of my breath shall be towards the sun for he knows all things and knows that i am still true to him.
A Touch of Fire
What is life? it is a flash of a firefly in the night. it is a breath of a buffalo in the winter time. it is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
The Last Stand (SOLD)
“Death has no terror for him; he meets it with simplicity and perfect calm. Seeking only an honorable end as his last gift to his family and descendants. “ -Ohiyesa
The Wakeful Warrior (SOLD)
"A man’s body is his own, and when he gives his body or his flesh he is giving the only thing which truly belongs to him." -Chased by Bears
If a thing is holy and sacred, it is a miracle, it is not talked about, it is too special for that.
And when the last red man shall have perished, and the memory of my tribe shall have become a myth among the white men, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe, and when your children’s children think themselves alone in the field, the store, the shop, upon the highway, or in the silence of the pathless woods, they will not be alone.
"The One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn.” –Letakots-Lesa
All the Rest, Gone (SOLD)
Ballad of the Wolf
Many Native American tribes considered being compared to the wolf to be the highest praise of a hunter’s ability. The wolf is cunning and stealthy although it never takes more than it needs. The wolf is fiercely protective of its pack and many Native American sought to emulate these traits.
Deer are respected for their great stealth and gathering abilities and would often be followed to ample herb gathering locations that were great for medicine. Deer antler specifically were known to increase ones spiritual awareness giving them great power and sometimes abilities beyond that of a human.
the truly brave man, we contend, yields neither to fear or anger, desire nor agony; he is at all times master of himself.
The Darks Guardian (Sold)
"Trouble no man about his religion, respect him in his view of the great spirit, and demand of him that he respect yours. treat with respect such things as he holds sacred" -wbasha and red jacket
Impossible Gardens (Sold)
Caged Bird (Sold)
And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell, and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. –black elk
In the presence of the notable and great, silence was the mark of respect. more powerful than words was silence
In many cultures the coyote is revered as one who creates, teaches, and sometimes helps humans. The coyote is full of crafty intelligence, stealth , and can sometimes be quite tricksome. The Old Coyote is no longer full of thoughts of trickery but one who teaches and is full of wisdom to pass on to the generations.
The Last Commanche Chief (Sold)
Sing your Death Song
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
At the Fire
If he had time to do so he re-braided his hair, painted his face in his own particular way, did everything needful to prepare himself for presenting the most splendid personal appearance. That is, he got himself ready to die. – Wooden Leg