#FiveSentenceFiction: Memories #Wupatki National Monument #NativeAmerican

We stood, silent, our eyes fixed on the painted desert: then you talked to me in the tongue of your ancestors, it was suddenly as if we were transported in time. Children played on the circular ball ground, parents laughed, you spoke with them. I saw the house, as it was then, in its splendour, … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Memories #Wupatki National Monument #NativeAmerican

#FiveSentenceFiction: Abandon #Hopivotskwani #NativeAmericans

Dedicated to the Hopi tribes, who knew agriculture, and the art of living, when Europe was starving, crawling in medieval darkness. He stands on the red rocks, alone with ghosts, his sight on the painted horizon. Slowly they appear in his vision: the millions, slaughtered by disease, hunger, the swords and bullets of the invaders. … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Abandon #Hopivotskwani #NativeAmericans

Hopivotskani: the Path of the Hopis #Arizona #Hopis #FourthWorld

This text is an extract from Nancy J. Parezo's "Emergence to the Fourth World", in Paths of Life, American Indians of the Southwest and Northern Mexico, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. In the beginning, Tawa, the sun spirit and father, impregnated Mother Earth, who gave birth to living things. These people, animals, and insects lived … Continue reading Hopivotskani: the Path of the Hopis #Arizona #Hopis #FourthWorld