Thank you for today’s sunrise, for the breath and life within me, and for all of your creations. Creator, hear my prayer , and honor my prayer . As the day begins with the rising sun, I ask, Spirit keeper of the East, Brother Eagle, Be with me. Fly high as you carry my prayers to the Creator.
Oh, Great Spirit , whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
The Great Spirit is a conception of universal spiritual force, Supreme Being or God , and is known as Wakan Tanka among the Sioux, Gitche Manitou in Algonquian, and in many Native American (excluding Alaskan Natives ) and Aboriginal Canadian (specifically First Nations people).
The generic TV- Indian greeting “How”–and the Y- Indian Princess greeting “How How”–are Americanized versions of the Lakota/Dakota Sioux word “Hau,” which means ” hello .” This greeting is still used by Sioux people today.
Waste (wash tay) = Good! Huh =Yes. Hee ya = No. Slol wa yea shnee = I don’t know.
A more common way to say “I love you” in Lakota Sioux is Tecihila (pronounced tay-chee-hee-lah), though, which means simply “I love you.” Or if you’re feeling more poetic, Cantecikiya (pronounced chawn-tay-chee-kee-yah), which means “my heart is inspired by you.” Iyakiciyuha isn’t all that romantic.
In historic times, medicine men and shamans generally carried a large medicine bundle that could hold numerous items such as seeds, herbs , pine cones, grass, animal teeth or claws, horsehair, rocks, tobacco , beads, arrowheads, bones, or anything else of relatively small size that possessed spiritual value to the
The traditions of the Potawatomi honor the Four Directions of East, South, North and West during prayer, during ceremony and throughout the day. Each direction has unique significance. East is the direction from which light comes, and therefore the direction of illumination. It is the direction for birth and rebirth.
Unetlanvhi (oo-net-la-nuh-hee): the Cherokee word for God or “ Great Spirit ,” is Unetlanvhi is considered to be a divine spirit with no human form. The name is pronounced similar to oo-net-la-nuh-hee.
“Native Americans” (as defined by the United States Census) are Indigenous tribes that are originally from the continental United States, plus Alaska Natives. Indigenous peoples of the United States who are not American Indian or Alaska Native include Native Hawaiians, Samoans, or Chamorros.
The Cherokee word for warrior , Dahnawa Danatlihi, literally means “War They-Are-Running-Place.” One way to translate that would be “They run to the place of war.” Or you could say, “Where they run is war.”
American Indian culture emphasizes harmony with nature, endurance of suffering, respect and non – interference toward others, a strong belief that man is inherently good and should be respected for his decisions. Such values make individuals and families in difficulty very reluctant to seek help.
A: In Eastern Apache , the word for hello is Da’anzho (pronounced dah-ahn-zho). In Western Apache , it is Dagotee (pronounced dah-goh-tay.) Some Western Apache people also use the word Ya’ateh, (pronounced yah-ah-tay), which comes from Navajo, or Aho (pronounced ah-hoh), which is a friendly intertribal greeting.
There is no word for “ goodbye ” in Cherokee . Instead, we say “donadagohvi” which means, “’til we meet again.”
Using this straightforward and unambiguous orthography, the verb “oke” or “hoke” is pronounced “ okay ,” or “hokay.” Moreover, since expression comes at the end of sentence or is used as an interjection in the Choctaw language , the expression is easy for even a non-speaker of Choctaw to spot on paper, to hear in spoken