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The Indian Ten Commandments

Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect

Remain close to the Great Spirit

Show great respect for your fellow beings

Work together for the benefit of all Mankind

Give assistance and kindness wherever needed

Do what you know to be right

Look after the well-being of Mind and Body

Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater Good

Be truthful and honest at all times

Take full responsibility for your actions

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Comment by caseyjo on October 5, 2009 at 12:18pm
I contacted the Mormon Church.....I didn't get much help. I believe I was told to go to their library if I could not find what I need on-line. Of course I cannot go there, I am too far away...Thanks for the advice though, you are very knowledgeable and always helpful.....Hugs...K
Comment by caseyjo on September 30, 2009 at 5:19pm
.WE did ceremony in our neighborhood...The Christian people believed it should be quiet like church.....others believed it should be more joyous with dancing and the laughter of children s voices. I believe (before the Christians came) it was most likely a sort of combination between the two. After all the Christians didn't like the Indians behavior and set out to chance them for good..

I stopped going to the ceremonies due to everyone wanting to control...My belief is this...Why try to do something perfect, when you honestly don't know what that perfect should be like, why let it destroy friendships?...My outlook...It is better to have a Pot Luck than any type of a religious ceremony where people of many faiths gather, which happen to be your neighbors and friends.

As far as these 10 commandments go they are very new and made with general thoughts about Indians in mind.., we really don't know except for relics and stories from the Indians and writings from people who did not really understand the Indians at all....

AS far as my heritage.....So far only memories of other family members who knew my mothers family were Cherokee ( actual neighbors to them). My moms mom died in childbirth and they disinherited my baby mother and the father of the baby (my grandfather). I am in the middle of trying to get my mothers Moms Death certificate..If I can get it, I most likely can prove my heritage...The names of several of my relatives are on the Dawes rolls, including my Moms mother. I know for sure I am Cherokee, but I need a direct link...I found a lady who would be a cousin of mine who got her certificate from the Gov and I tried to contact her, but I have heard nothing yet..Its a trip...I saw her certificate on line where she so proudly has it on display...This is why I am a firm believer in keeping records for my own child. I even have pictures of the tombstones of my relatives. I got them online at the cometary they were buried at..I have a lot..I only need that single link of a death or birth certificate or to get in touch with that cousin...My Uncle tried also, but to no avail.



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