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Native American version of Amazing Grace – In Cherokee

One of my dear friends in Texas, a PGR brother, Navy veteran and Christian with a proud Mexican/American heritage,  knows of my Cherokee heritage and blessed me with this this morning, so I decided to share it here with a few facts.  My blog contributor shares the same heritage (Cherokee) and is going through some diffucult issues right now, so I would like to share this with him, as a departure from my usual devotions;  a unique look at faith and honoring God in America.

Certain facts about those of us who have Cherokee blood:  The Cherokee were monotheistic long before the European’s ever stepped on American soil.  They lived in dwellings built in a cabin style, hunted and farmed and their roles were determined by which of the seven clans they were born into.  The Clan was determined by their mothers clan, rather than their fathers clan.  They had a central form of government, a council house in each community where the leaders of each clan met to determine tribal policy and laws.  They were the only native American tribe to have a written language and published their own newspaper.  As far as I have been able to ascertain in my limited reading, they also were the only monotheistic tribe.

In this video, though the art is beautiful, it mostly reflects the appearance and traditions of the plains indians, but the words are in Cherokee.  It is a peaceful and enjoyable way to start the morning, and I say, Gracias por compartir el amor mi amigo Miguel.

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January 27, 2009 - Posted by | Commentaries, Daily Devotions, God / Jesus Christ | ,

15 Comments »

  1. The nations are joining as one. This is OUR land, and we will defend it. Shawnee.

    Comment by cmblake6 | January 27, 2009

  2. Awesome comment CM.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | January 27, 2009

  3. This is beautiful. Thanks for posting it.

    Comment by Always On Watch | January 28, 2009

  4. You are welcome and it was my pleasure to share.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | January 28, 2009

  5. Quelle belle vidéo!

    Comment by kate | January 28, 2009

  6. H.A.M. – awesome video for those of us who are true NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS … thanks for posting that!

    Comment by undercovercop | January 28, 2009

  7. Si heureux vous l’avez apprécié et heureux de vous voir commenter ici. Merci Kate.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | January 28, 2009

  8. You are most welcome UC as it was posted in your honor my friend. :-)

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | January 28, 2009

  9. How may I obtain a copy of the the Native American version of Amazing Grace – in Cherokee? I would like permission to use it at my father’s funeral, a WW11 veteran. Thank you very much.
    Respectufully,
    Deanie Williams

    Comment by Deanie Williams | January 30, 2009

  10. Deanie, I can send you a link to the youtube and you should be able to burn it to DVD. I will use the email you posted with. Condolences and respect for your loss and your father’s honored service. May he rest in the arms of our loving God.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | January 30, 2009

  11. Hmm, very cognitive post.
    Is this theme good unough for the Digg?

    Comment by Angellaa | February 24, 2009

  12. Osiyo
    NATVIE BLOOD DRIVE, Washington D.C., Lincoln Memorial, August 18, 2010. Huge screen, electronics, all that will be needed. Presently we expect 1 million or more to join us, with the feedback we already have.
    We invite you to join us, to speak at this huge Historic event in Washington D.C. Jay ‘NightWolf’ from WPFW Radio, in Washington D.C.,will be there, along with Native Stars, such as StrongBow, Chickamauga SIngers, Ed Koban and many many others.
    This is a huge event….and we call on all supporters and speakers, dancers, music makers to join us.
    …..wado
    No Moccasins
    Event Co-ordinator
    no_moccasin_woman@yahoo.com

    Comment by No Moccasins | January 21, 2010

  13. I would like to buy the dvd – video of Native American “Amazing Grace” in Cherokee by nightwolf. My aunt wants the video – dvd played
    at her funeral, but I do not no where or how I can get a copy of it for her. She is part Cherokee and fell in love
    with it when she saw it on the internet. How can I get it for her? I would appreciate any help you can give me.
    Karen

    Comment by Karen Zernicek | July 31, 2010

  14. Truly Spiritual people.

    Comment by Peter Purushotma | July 28, 2011

  15. Love it I could watch it many times over, wado

    Comment by Robert | July 17, 2012


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