Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Navajo Stories !!

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At The Rainbow's End  
Blessingway - Twelve Word Song

Changing Woman [Asdz nádleehé] 
Chief Hooghan Songs 
Coyote Kills a Giant
Diyin Dine'e 
(Holy People-Navajo)
  Holy and Natural Law  
Holy Wind
Hooghan of First Man 

Legend of the Night Chant 
Monster Slayer 
and Yé'iitsoh
  Navajo Ceremonials 
Prayer of the Night Chant  
Rock Monster Eagle and Monster Slayer

  Sacred Mountains-Navajo  
  Song of the Horses
  Spider Rock
Stories of Navajo crafts and tradition 
  Story of the Two Brother-Cousins  
Sun, Moon and Stars


Dineh (Navajo) Wind Prayer 

by Wolfeyes 

Oh, Great Spirit, Oh Grandfathers, 
How lucky can one be to know such beauty? 

One can search the world over 
And not find this much loveliness.

Her heart is pure, and radiates love and warmth.

Oh, Mother Earth, It is from your womb that she does come. 
It has to be, for she reflects your beauty that I see all around me.

Oh, Navajo Wind, blow softly upon this desert rose. 

Embrace her always with your warm gentle breezes. 
Fill her heart with the pride and happiness 
From a proud and noble people that she does come.

Whisper soft reminders in her ear, 
"Never forget... Never forget."

  Oh, Father, the Navajo Sun, 
Shine brightly down upon her path, 
Allow her to see the beauty in herself as well as in others. 

Protect her and keep her warm. 
Hide her in your absence from the despares of this life. 
Allow her always to walk in beauty.

Oh, Woman who walks in beauty like the night, 
I am a friend who is distant and silent. 
I will care for you always. 


NASA and the Dine

About 1966 or so, a NASA team doing work for the Apollo moon mission took the astronauts near Tuba City. There the terrain of the Navajo Reservation looks very much like the lunar surface. Among all the trucks and large vehicles were two large figures that were dressed in full lunar spacesuits.

Nearby a Navajo sheep herder and his son were watching the strange creatures walk about, occasionally being tended by other NASA personnel. The two Navajo people were noticed and approached by the NASA personnel. Since the man did not know English, his son asked him who the strange creatures were. 

The NASA people told them that they were just men that were getting ready to go to the moon. The man became very excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon with the astronauts.

The NASA personnel thought this was a great idea so they rustled up a tape recorder. After the man gave them his message, they asked his son to translate. His son would not.

Later, they tried a few more people on the reservation to translate and every person they asked would chuckle and then refuse to translate. Finally, with cash in hand someone translated the message,

"Watch out for these guys, they come to take your land."

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