Morning Vision ~ The Warriors

Published February 9, 2017 by tindertender

Tiger striped ball.jpgI woke a moment ago with a vision. It was a ball, round like the earth, covered with the black and golden stripes of a tiger, and I heard the battle cry of a single warrior woman. Curious, I look up the meanings of these three things, they are listed below.

Tiger
A very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black, native to the forests of Asia but becoming increasingly rare.
~ Used to refer to someone fierce, determined, or ambitious:
“despite his wound, he still fought like a tiger”

Stripes

A change in (one’s) stripes
A radical, fundamental shift in one’s opinion, ideology, or allegiance, especially in relation to politics.

Of the same stripe
Of the same or similar kind; in the same vein; along the same lines.

Show (one’s) (true) stripes
To reveal what one really believes, thinks, or wants; to act in accordance with one’s real personality, character, or disposition.

(one’s) (true) stripes
One’s true or honest beliefs, thoughts, convictions, biases, desires, etc.; one’s real personality, character, or disposition.

Reveal (one’s) (true) stripes
To reveal what one really believes, thinks, or wants; to act in accordance with one’s real personality, character, or disposition.

Earn your stripes
to do something to show that you deserve a particular rank or position.

Circle
~ A group of people with shared professions, interests, or acquaintances
~ archaic :  the orbit of a celestial body
~ A group of persons sharing a common interest or revolving about a common center <the sewing circle of her church> <family circle> <the gossip of court circles> <political, social, and literary circles>

http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/588

In the words of Lakota warrior Rain-in-the-Face:

“Holding her brother’s war staff over her head, and leaning forward upon her charger, she looked as pretty as a bird. Always when there is a woman in the charge, it causes the warriors to vie with one another in displaying their valor.”

It is evident from the words of Rain-in-the-Face, that having a woman lead an attack was not unknown to Lakota warriors.

http://www.nativeweb.org/pages/legal/squaw.html

Reclaiming the Word “Squaw” in the Name of the Ancestors
Squaw means the totality of being female

Squaw is NOT an English word. It IS a phoenetic rendering of an Algonkian word that does NOT translate to “a woman’s private parts.” The word “squaw” – as “esqua,” “squa,” “skwa,” “skwe” and other variants – traditionally means the totality of being female, not just the female anatomy. The word has been interpreted by modern activists as a slanderous assault against Native American women. But traditional Algonkian speakers, in both Indian and English, still say words like “nidobaskwa” = a female friend, “manigebeskwa” = woman of the woods, or “Squaw Sachem” = female chief. When Abenaki people sing the Birth Song, they address “nuncksquassis” = “little woman baby.”

I heard her battle cry.
She is coming in a Full Circle striped like a Tiger.
I do not think she is alone.

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