The horse has a special place in many native cultures – as messengers, as healers, and as teachers. In today’s health and healing segment, Judy Bluehorse Skelton explains.
Judy Bluehorse Skelton: There are many creation stories that speak of a time long ago when the plant people, the entire plant world, and the animal world, consisting of the four nations of animals: the winged ones that fly, the finned ones that swam in the waters, the creepy crawling, and the four leggeds, and the humans, the two leggeds could all communicate with one another. This was a beautiful time. Everything was in good relationship.
Tuhva Tzi Buina (Pinenut Blessing Song)
Circle Dance Songs Canyon Records
Arlie Neskahi :
Whether you have four legs or two, you have a place in the circle of creation. One of our favorite two-leggeds – the late Judy Trejo – introduces us to a few relatives, including singing bears, giggling jackrabbits and laughing bobcats.
My mother, when I was a child, my mother used to give me tobacco or sometimes a pot of coffee and some empty cups. Or sometimes she would give me a sack of biscuits and say, “go down there by the river. The old men are there. They are probably playing dominos or cards or checkers. Bring your gift to them. Sit and listen. They will talk.”