Most of my research last night consisted of reading a few pages before falling to sleep. The Cherokee Talisman is really interesting, just after work, it makes for a very long day. Life would be wonderful if I was a lady of leisure and could just read to my heart’s content. Day dreams for another time, I have a blog to write.
The time, around 1790, where Dragon is dead and his distant cousin Doublehead is flexing his muscles. From what I read he was an aggressive and course chief and through his greed signed away 10 million acres of Cherokee Land.
This synopsis may not be very accurate as, like I said, I was falling asleep. So feel free to correct me.
THE GATHERING (without Doublehead)
First line of business is that No More Selling of Land
Each man in each village under each chief’s control – “… must agree that there can be no more selling of land.”
New Cherokee law – any man selling “a hundred acres down to a spot covered by the shade of a single tree”, it will be considered a capital offense against the nation and shall be put to death for his crime.
Two other Chiefs have come to light, I believe I read it right, each are half-Cherokee. By the names of Chief Vann and Chief Ridge. These two Chiefs are trying to figure out in what directions the Cherokee Nation is to go, especially after Doublehead signed away so much of their land.
In attendance throughout the book has been Totsuhwa, the orphan boy that Dragon took under his wing. If you remember he became a trusted Shaman from the tutelage of his grandmother. He was also administering to Dragon when he was ill and he was there when he died. He fought many battles with Dragon and he became a trusted Shaman to the Cherokee.
These are the 3 primary subjects where I am in the book. Each one is presenting their position on the path they think the Cherokee should take.
I am only 36% through the book at this time. More on the story later.
Now for a little bit of my research on other sites. Back to http://www.echotacherokeewolfclan.com. This is where the following information will come from.
The Modern Warrior (Wa ya Di tli hi) by Dr. Robert Baize
- His bow is his mind,
- His arrows are his skills,
- His quiver is full.
- The story of his face paint is replaced by the stories in his heart.
- The hand print on his pony is replaced by the hand prints left on the lives he has touched.
- While he wears a shirt and tie,
- he is still a warrior none the less
- He does not seek out the battles,
- the battles find him
- His foes curse his name.
- Injustice is the battle field.
- As with the warriors of old,
- the reasons for war remain the same,
- Someone must protect the child,
- the elder,
- the weak.
- Principles and values
- honor and dignity will forever be the spoils.
- The mighty warrior remains proud at heart.
- He walks the gauntlet of indifference, and apathy.
- He marks coup each time the suffering
- rejoices with equality.
- The quiet warrior,
- the spirit warrior,
- the modern warrior.
Wa-do (Thank you), for reading my blog.
Ann, the novice aspiring author.