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In this second chapter, you ‘ll learn why each and every particle in Nature is individual; even every leave of grass is different from the other. Why Native Americans prefer to walk barefoot and sit and sleep on the ground. Why Native Americans hunt, and the meaning of song in the native North American mindset.
The Red Indians see the Earth as a mother taking care of you. In earlier days, no Native American would feel poor, for all they wished for Nature could provide, and this was quite enough for a comfortable life.
Earth is like a woman. Hills like breasts and hips, grass and plants her hair, pools and rivers her blood. When mother Earth and the Great Spirit collided, living nature was born. The Great Spirit instructed every living being. All plants and animals remember these lessons. Het taught the apple tree to bear apples in autumn, the wolf to get little wolves. That’s why a bear never gets little lions, and the pineapple never gets pears. Their task is to get bears and pears.
Buth though creatures possess such an inner lifeline, all individuals are different. Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit, teaches birds to build nests, but all birds make different nests. Wakan Tanka only tells the big lines. Some make better nests than others. All birds, even of the same species, are different. It is the same with animals and humans. The reason why Wakan Tanka doesn’t make two animals, two men exactly equal is, because everyone is is brought here by Wakan Tanka to be an independant being, that has to trust itself. Okute, an ould Teton Sioux, tells: “Since I was young, I looked at foliage, trees and leaves of grass, and never found two of them the same. In big lines they may look equal, but when I watched closely, I found out they were slightly different. Plants belong to different families. The same with animals, with men: for each is a place where they suit best. The wind carries the seeds of plants until they arrive at a place where humidity and sunshine is most beneficial for them to grow. All living creatures, all plants are a blessing for something. Even the snakes have a reason for their existence. ” Lees verder