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.