March 27, 2009
Celebrating Native American Women
Back in the Fall I was able to attend a Pow-wow that as always "wow"ed me. These women are called Blanket Dancers and they danced a special ceremonial dance with their blankets held out asking for contributions that would help add to the pockets of some others in need.
I am always closer to my own roots when I attend a function such as this. The Native American Woman was sure to have worked harder than many women did when America was nothing but land, animals roaming free, unpolluted waters, beautiful trees and family. She would have had so much to do than we can imagine. It is hard to imagine their lifestyle just 150 years ago, but because of their contributions I honor all tribes today that consisted of women who surely paved the way for her sisters and daughters who would follow in her footsteps in taking care of her family in unimaginable ways. Supermom? Indeed! I celebrate you my sisters!