The Green Corn Ceremony
Few non-Indians have witnessed a Green Corn Dance, a special spiritual event held at undisclosed South Florida locations each
Apache Sunrise Ceremony
The Apache Sunrise Ceremony reinacts the legend of the first Apache woman. In the legend, White Painted
Pottery Used For Food Preparation and Serving- The Ceremony
Food preparation and serving is an essential component of all Pueblo ceremonies. All important ceremonies were usually attended with feasting. Special foods may be associated with particular
Who Started the Ghost Dance Among the Native Americans?
The dynamic religious revitalization movement, symbolized by the Ghost Dance, was started by the Paviotso man Wodziwob (Gray Hair) in
Native American Art – The Ghost Dance
The Ghost Dance was a message of end times to Gray Hair's people: the dead would soon return, and the intruding White people would be annihilated. He was a charismatic speaker and influenced Native
Components of Native American Wedding Ceremony
This is done to purify the body mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally using either sage or sweet smudging.jpggrass. As the smoke rises into the heavens it carries our prayers and well
Navajo Indian Chant for a New Home
Rising Sun! When you shall shine
Make this house
Pueblo wedding vase
The Pueblo tradition of the bride and groom first drinking individually from each side of the vase, and then drinking together to re-enforce the spirit of
The Rite of Seven Steps and the Native American Wedding Vows
Both bride and groom take seven steps sunwise (clockwise) around the sacred fire. For each step taken, a vow is said by each. The groom makes one step forward and says a vow, and then the bride takes
Invoking the Four Directions
In many cultures it is believed that the human soul
shares characteristics with all things divine.
It is this belief which assigned virtues to the four cardinal directions;
Native American Wedding Blessing
Native American (Apache)
Here is the blessing of the Apaches used in wedding
(TO Bride): "(NAME), what do you provide for this union of marriage?"
Mother of Bride will hand Bride the Bride's basket.
Bride: "I provide these things to my husband and home. They are a symbol
A Native American Style Wedding Ceremony
The Native American Wedding Ceremony is one that takes place outdoors, with Father Sky as the roof of the most sacred cathedral, and Mother Earth at your feet to hold you, and the trees and plants to