Tag Archives: Nez Perce

“O’ Coyote…

* We welcome you to our sacred space… …We seek your help, in bringing balance and harmony into the world of our younger cousins. With your permission we will work with your spirit, to enlighten and initiate our younger brethren … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk III… Stuart France

* That White-Skunk possess power is not in doubt. Bald-Eagle himself is wary of it. The point at issue is the uses to which that power is put. White-Skunk uses his power as a weapon to serve his own ends … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk II… Stuart France

* Winged creatures are almost universally regarded as symbols of spirituality. Is there any evidence to regard them as such in this tale? Bald-Eagle has fire. Meadow-Lark has far sight. Rice-Bird can play dead. Not a bad ‘trawl’. * * … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk… Stuart France

* The Opening dynamic resembles the ‘Edenic’ in so far as a prohibition is transgressed… ‘Do not eat from that tree, for you shall surely die.’ ‘Do not cross the lodge, for you shall leave a stench.’ * …And there … Continue reading

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White-Skunk seeks medicine IX… Stuart France

* … After leaving Skunk, Young-Wolf had overtaken his brothers and told them that, “Skunk was carrying a poor Rice-Bird in his back-pack.” They all came back down the valley looking for Skunk. They heard his stick-game song and crept … Continue reading

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White-Skunk seeks medicine VIII… Stuart France

* … Once Rice-Bird’s whistle could no longer be heard, Skunk soon forgot his fear. He came to a shady place. “Ah, this would be a good place to play the stick-game,” thought Skunk. He gathered some chunks of rotten … Continue reading

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White-Skunk seeks medicine VII… Stuart France

* … Rice-Bird now knew the thing that Skunk feared and he began to throw his voice in a whistle from Skunk’s back-pack. “Ugh!” cried Skunk when he heard the whistle and he turned and fled in the opposite direction. … Continue reading

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