Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Cherokee Legend

A Cherokee legend tells of a white snake that devours Indian land and people. Many generations later, a young Indian learns its ways and drives a stake through its heart. In the end only Indian blood will be left, and people will be lining up to try to prove they have Indian blood.

This legend was told by Hastings Shade, who left behind a legacy of stories and traditional Cherokee art when he passed away in 2010. He said, "In the legend, it took 14 generations."

For the Cherokee Nation, that time came a few years ago when it registered a member whose full blood Indian ancestor was 14 generations removed.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2013, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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