4 Original Colors

These are the four original colors of the four directions of the Neshnabek. I post these here so folks will know a little about our beginning cosmology and beliefs. There is much more of course, but we teach these things on a regular basis in classes we offer.

In viewing these two images, think about how one prays and the directions of the universe, as well as addressing the Powers of that universe. We say the God is everywhere, knows everything, all powerful; in short he is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. He is Mamogosnan, the Creator of all.

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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