When The Story Teller comes
the children gather round
News of people of ancestors
far off places often found
Nations are spoken of
past present and to come
Nothing added nothing missed
and is sacred to everyone
Talk of prophecies once made
Hopi tribe ancestor spoke of nine
Looking back at history
the only distance being time.
The coming of white skinned men
struck their enemies and took land
Their land would see the spinning
wheels filled with voices (wagons with families)
Strange beasts like buffalo but with great long horns
will over run the land in large numbers (cattle)
The land will be crossed with snakes of iron
The land will be criss-crossed with a giant
spiders web (World Wide Web)
The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone
that make pictures in the sun (roads & bridges)
Seven: You will hear of the sea turning black and
many living things dying because of it (oil spills)
You will see many youth, who wear their hair long
like my people, come and join the tribal nations,
to learn their ways and wisdom.
You will hear of a dwelling place in the heavens above the earth
that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very
soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.
Great destruction is coming, the world shall rock to and fro
The white man will battle against other people in other lands. . .