This really piqued my interest

Native American People have always been a One God People.

This diagram a friend gave me piqued my interest as we Native People have always been a One God People, just like the Ancient Hebrews. We didn’t worship the Sun, nor the Stars, or any other heavenly body, our pipes, our eagle feathers, or any other thing within the belief system(s) of our people. We treasured such things realizing there was a Being of Superior and Supreme Power that created those things for us. We knew that Being was Omniscient, Omnipresent, and Omnipotent as we saw His Hand in everything in our Natural World.

We saw the wonderful creatures he created for us, the other things of nature he gave us, the fresh water, the air, Oxygen, the Green Foliage, The Rock upon which we live, other rocks in the Universe meant as special helps to aid us and guide us when needed. Our Belief System could be summed up as follows; we believed in the Two Legged, the Four Legged, the Creeping Crawling Things, the Winged beings, the Fire, the Rock, the Water and the Green. We also knew there existed a Past, Present and Future about all those things. Upon this hung Life as we knew it and understood it. We were not aware of John, chapter 1:1-4 and what it had to say from the Hebrew writings, but we knew He was One God, not many, and we accepted the simplicity of those beliefs.

Iw enajmoyan ngom

Nin se Neaseno.

Published by neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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