Ironically, to Native eyes, Europeans were the nomads. As Chief Seattle put it in 1855, “To us the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground. You wander far from the graves of your ancestors and seemingly without regret.”
In response to the DP Photo Challenge “Express Yourself.”
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Derrick “Suwaima” Davis, Hopi/Chocktaw
In response to the Daily Prompt.
What was the last picture you took? Tell us the story behind it.
This picture was taken at the Fort McCoy, Florida. Chambers Farms Pow Wow. I arrived early and captured his image of a native craft booth setup.
A lighthouse on Lake Superior. Lake “Gitche Gumee” as the Native Americans call it. Native Americans believe that this lake never gives up those that have perished in it. This lighthouse is still searching for the ore freighter “The Edmund Fitzgerald” which sank on November 10, 1975 killing all 29 crew members.
“They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.”