Thursday, June 02, 2005

Indigenous Woman Statue


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We have a new resident by our waterfall, I found her at a yard sale over Memorial Day week-end.
Send a comment and help us name her (but please, not the too famous Pocahontas or Sacajawea).

Thank you all for your comments they have been very helpful.

We liked them all and I especially liked "Wats-a-moie" (Osage for "one who travels") because the Serrano people, who once inhabited this forest, traveled here in the summers and moved back to lower elevations in the winter.

We also liked "Grandmother" and "Woman Of The Earth" very much and "Keeper Of The Garden" too.

As commentor 'caribou raisin' knows, Nancy Drury was the name of my 100% Cherokee great-great grandmother on my mother's side of the family, so I was leaning toward something related to Grandmother.

Chief Seattle once said "The Earth Does Not Belong To Us, We Belong To The Earth", and I couldn't agree more.

It is often said that we humans are the stewards of the Earth but our history, and ever escalating destructiveness, proves that to be absurd.

Yet there have been human cultures (and still are to a small extent) who consider all the species and elements of the Earth (and the universe for that matter) as their "relations"---all one family united as the living spirit of a place.

Peggy and I identify with this idea so we've decided to combine several of your suggestions into the name for our lovely weathered garden statue.

Grandmother---Spirit Of The Garden

Now if I only knew how to say that in Serrano or Cherokee! Posted by Hello

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11 Comments:

Blogger Caribou Raisin said...

How about Nancy Drury?

How are you feeling? Is your let better?

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Peg said...

How about "Woman of the Earth"?

I hope your good health has returned!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Cypressfern said...

Minny-ha-ha??
Glad you are back. I would much rather read than write, I am finding!

9:57 PM  
Blogger dragonfly183 said...

i kinda like minny ha-ha to

6:57 AM  
Blogger Sky Niangua said...

She is very beautiful. In Osage there is a name...Wats-a-moie... meaning One Who Travels that might work for her. Afterall, she traveled from over there to here.

:o)

11:22 AM  
Blogger Niobium said...

Grandmother is a great name, me thinks.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous seeker said...

How about Keeper of the Garden?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Thank you all for your comments they have been very helpful.

We liked them all and I especially liked "Wats-a-moie" (Osage for one who travels) because the Serrano people, who once inhabited this forest, traveled here in the summers and moved back to lower elevations in the winter.

We also liked "Grandmother" and "Woman Of The Earth" very much and "Keeper Of The Garden" too.

As 'caribou raisin' knows, Nancy Drury was the name of my 100% Cherokee great-great grandmother on my mother's side of the family, so I was leaning toward something related to Grandmother.

Chief Seattle once said "The Earth Does Not Belong To Us, We Belong To The Earth", and I couldn't agree more.

It is often said that we humans are the stewards of the Earth but our history, and ever escalating destructiveness, proves that to be absurd.

Yet there have been human cultures (and still are to a small extent) who consider all the species and elements of the Earth (and the universe for that matter) as their "relations"---all one family united as the living spirit of a place.

Peggy and I identify with this idea so we've decided to combine several of your suggestions into a name for our lovely garden statue.

Grandmother---Spirit Of The Garden

Now if I only knew how to say that in Serrano or Cherokee!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous seeker said...

Great name!

6:13 AM  
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