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History Revisited. Part One
 



Great spirit of the mountains
Your voice echos in the wind
Speak to me of those legends
Let me be a child again



Speak to me of my heritage
Of how all things used to be
Make me feel the pride again
Of being native...Cherokee



Teach me from the old beliefs
The ways we lived then died
Some stories from our glorious past
Will keep me satisfied



Tell me of the women
Of the clothing that they wore
How they fixed their evening meals
All about their daily chores



There are so many stories
I would learn from you
Can you tell me very slowly
One by one until we're through



Like tales about Sequoia
And the language that he found
How he taught elders to use it
Then how to write it down


And how about the the spider
When the gift of fire he gave
So they could smoke the buffalo
For winter food to save



Please tell me of the trail of tears
The saddest of all times
When the white man came and took away
The things that once were mine



Talk to me most gracious spirit
Tell me how it all began
Tell me all about the Cherokee
Ere The white man stole his land



Small one, my little brother wolf
As Our story I begin
Though I'm only a spirit now
I will tell you where we've been



We lived in the southern regions
That's where we built our homes
Tilled the soil with honest labor
On that ground where once we roamed



We lived off the land ... gave it respect
It fulfilled our every need
We hunted and we fished till dawn
Blessing all that we received



Woman tended to large gardens
Working just as hard as men
Making sure our little children learned
To respect the sacred land



Breechcloths made of beaten deer skin
Is what our brave men wore
With leggings made of buckskin
Withstood elements and more


Woman wore the wraparounds
Skirts down to their knees
Poncho blouses made of fiber
With moccasins to please


But look small boy up at the sky
The hour it grows late
And other voices call to me
My stories to relate



But there is much to talk about
There is much more to say
That I'll be here to wait for you
Mountains do not move away



You should take pride in our heritage
Explore... feel your mind expand
It's time for me to go now
Rest, Misun*.. become a man



*misun.. little brother wolf


To be continued

A collaboration between
Froggie and Tiny Teddy


Theme: Heritage

By jollynoblefrog

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