First…. Many Indigenous Nations have calendars which have
been counting the years for a very long time. I am aware that
the calendar of the Mohawk Indian Nation has been counting
the winters for over 33,120 years. This pre-dates the so-called
‘land-bridge’ of the Bering Strait theory, unless, of course, the
Bering Strait scientists decide to move their interestingly illusive
time period for “early migration” of Indians back to 40,000 years!
Many American Indian early histories tell of events that took
place on this Turtle continent (North America) long before any
so-called ice age. But, for political reasons, these histories
have been mostly ignored. You see, the Bering Strait, in truth,
is a theory that was born of the politics and propaganda of
early America. In the midst of the American 'Manifest Destiny’
social climate, the Bering Strait theory provided a 'scientific’
means to justify the taking of ancestral Indian lands. In short,
the mythical theory eased the conscience, as it was a way for
land hungry immigrants to believe that, because Indian people
were only 'recent inhabitants’ of this land , it was not really their
'homeland’. Therefore Indians were, in their minds, not any more
the 'original people’ of this land than they were. This was, and
still is, the political power of the infamous 'Bering Strait theory’.
The B.S. (Bering Strait) Myth
By John Two-Hawks
The Bering Strait Theory was made to make colonialism seem less like exploitation.
Aries : Griffin ( Greek ) - a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion ; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. The lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.
Taurus : Auðumbla ( Norse ) - a primeval cow ; Auðumbla’s name appears in different variations in Prose Edda manuscripts. In some legends Auðumbla licked man called Búri out of ice blocks.
Gemini : Huginn and Muninn ( Norse ) - two ravens that fly all over the world and bring informations to the god Odin ; Odin gave them the ability to speak.
Cancer : Rain Bird ( Native American ) - a bird who bought rain ; the rain is symbolised as the bringer of life by the Native Americans. The Rain Bird was also often drawn on some of the Native American pottery; it brought life by watering their plants and hence, giving food & water to the animals they hunted.
tonight is Native American Heritage Night at Staples Center, so in honor of that i just sorta threw this post together right before i had to leave for that game. this is mostly stuff i knew off the top of my head tho so if any of y’all know anything else, please feel free to add it! edit: check out the second post i made on this subject!
there are currently 10 native american players in the nhl; 6 play in the western conference, only 4 play in the east
the players include Jordan Nolan and Dwight King (LAK), Kyle Chipchura (ARI), Rene Bourque (COL), Micheal Ferland (CGY), Jordin Tootoo (CHI), Vernon Fiddler (NJD), Carey Price (MTL), T.J. Oshie (WSH), and Cody McCormick (BUF)
most of the players are either Metis or Ojibwe: Bourque, Chipchura, Fiddler, & King: Metis Ferland: Cree McCormick: Oneida & Chippewa/Ojibwe Nolan: Ojibwe & Maliseet Oshie: Anishinaabe/Ojibwe Price: Ulkatcho First Nation
Oshie is the only American-born native out of the 10. all the rest are Canadian natives
Price and Oshie are the only 2 to play for their respective countries at the Olympics, while Chipchura, Tootoo, and Bourque have played internationally in other competitions
Tootoo having to play with the Blackhawks is cruel and unusual punishment of the worst sort
Fiddler shares a birthday with me (and Steve Yzerman)
Oshie’s name in the Ojibwe language is “Keeway Gaaboo,” which means “coming home”
Tootoo’s name in Inuktitut is written as ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑐᑐ and his middle name, Kudluk, means “thunder”
Ferland, Price, King, and Nolan are the only players who haven’t played for multiple NHL teams
Nolan and King are the only two Stanley Cup champions out of the 10 while Fiddler and Chipchura were Calder Cup champions (in 2004 and 2007 respectively)
Jordan Nolan after both Stanley Cup victories:
also, to any other native nhl/hockey fans out there: reblog this and tag what tribe(s) you are; i wanna see how many of us there are and how many different cultures we represent!
Alabama - racist and homophobic. i think u like statues cuz you’ve got a giant fucking one called vulcan thats like what? 100,000 pounds?? ??? wow. very extra.
Alaska - i only know one person from alaska but they’re a trump supporter going to art school so i imagine they aren’t having a great time. also my parents ditched me in illinois for a week to go there on vacation. lots of bears.
Arizona - irrational hatred of mexicans in the southern part. my pe coach from elementary school who is now a convicted pedophile loved it there. very hot but not humid. cacti. you serve rattlesnake and rabbit sausage and i was forced to sit and watch as my brother ate it just to spite me.
Arkansas - like alabama but a lil better. you’ve got the whole southern hospitality thing goin’ on. you made it illegal for a rivers water level to rise above a bridge. how are y’all gonna enforce that? tell nature to stop?
California - very liberal but the three people i know who live there are hella conservative. suffocate them. do it for me. also pretty chill people but don’t take criticism well. gay
Colorado - nice weather. outdoorsy people. wyomings less racist cousin. lots of critters. nice people but no chill about skiing or snowboarding.
Connecticut - people go through ur state to get to other states. everyone i know from connecticut is not there now.
Delaware - people go to ur state to shop since y’all don’t have a sales tax. ur really fucking flat. ur gonna be one of the first to go with rising sea levels. also no national parks???
Florida - my uncle worked on airplanes in miami for 50 years and hated it. you fucked us all. the only person i know from florida doesn’t believe in evolution. racists up north, gays in the south. disney world
Georgia - coca cola and the walking dead. people only care about atlanta. art hoes chill in savannah. had first college for women. for some reason ur not allowed to live on a boat for more than 30 days in a year??? ? why
Hawaii - you get a lot of tourists and they’re usually inadvertently racist. v liberal. the Most liberal in the country. screw california. lots of culture. good food.
Idaho - potatoes. a made up word. ppl thought it was indian but it wasn’t. its gibberish. nice. a metric fuckton of gem stones.
Illinois -north is liberal. south is, according to my mom who grew up there, ‘the armpit of the rest of the state.’ her town was small & when it tried to start a kkk they couldn’t because people recognized their shoes. my grandma is 45 minutes away from the nearest walmart.
Indiana - home to mike pence. crazy corn people. my mom’s bff lives there and she’s crazy but super sweet. inidana means ‘indian land’ but that obvs didn’t work out. also there’s a law against fishing with dynamite and guns?? ?
Iowa - actually make more corn than indiana but don’t tell them. also make a fuckton of alcohol. ur name is mostly vowels which is gr8. also first female lawyer. ppl are typically nice, but also might shoot u
Kansas - contains the geographic center of the US. first woman mayor. my dad ditched me in illinois to pick up an RV in kansas. passionate about trucks.
Kentucky - don’t go if u have allergies. to anything. horses and racism. also fried chicken. u aren’t allowed to throw eggs at public speakers or you could go to jail. lots of weird space shit. u built a town in a meteor crater which is cool.
Louisiana - people only care about jazz and the new orleans. lots of drunk ass college kids. humid af. sorry u have to live with that. u follow napoleon law instead of english common law like literally every other state. less racist than others but still kinda racist.
Maine - might as well be canada. lotsa lobsters and trees. not allowed to keep christmas decorations up after the 14 of january?? only one syllable. people are chill. my dads friends own some islands up there. like small islands. chunks of rock really. they aren’t rich but they are usually drunk.
Maryland - obsessed with ur flag and crabs. old bay on everything not just crabs. chocolate, popcorn, regular corn, potatoes. u need help. identity issues. north or south? who knows? they dont. also jousting is the state sport?? and ur judges wear red robes? called ‘america in miniature’ ur the only state with an official exercise and its…walking jfc
Massachusetts - will tell everyone they are from mass. ur not allowed to be cold because they have been Colder. ur state is too hot 4 them. lots of smart colleges, lots of dumb people. good hospitals and healthcare. v progressive. probably learned too much about them in 8th grade us history. first to legalize gay marriage A+
Michigan - the people i know from Michigan are incredibly salty about flint and pretty artistic/creative. lots of lakes. giant fucking lakes. literally named for an indian word that means ‘giant fucking lakes’ ur the only place in the gotdamn world with a floating post office. makes sense cuz ur mostly fucking lake.
Minnesota - no one really knows what u do. you’d be like the quiet emo kid that sits in the back of the class and says nothing. ur really cold. you’ve got a lot of malls. and a lot of fucking lakes. not big lakes but like 11,000 itsy bitsy lakes. u look like swiss cheese.
Mississippi - racist but getting better…at least you were. ur mostly known for your river. people spell the name of ur state for fun. for some reason you have a cactus plantation???? the worlds only cactus plantation??? ?? why
Missouri - misery Missouri. u really fucking love fountains? only rome has more fountains than kansas city, missouri like? wow. you also have the arch which is great but also a lot of murder. also, a lot of caves which is awesome
Montana - mountainy af. do you even have cities? v cold. holds record for coldest temp in US (-70F) and largest snowflake. wow. also illegal to pretend to abuse an animal in front of a minor. nice. first woman in congress. very pretty state but no one lives there.
Nebraska - hell state. flat. its so flat. my family was driving through nebraska??? and like?? your houses are like three miles apart. at a minimum? we drove three hours out of the way to look at fossils. but there weren’t any? and we passed like 16 houses maybe?
Nevada - desert trash children. literally just does not rain. las vegas is okay. i went and a homeless dude was telling dirty jokes for money. lots of homeless people. highest suicide rating of any state. i shot a machine gun and strange man came up to me and told me i was a good shot??
New Hampshire - republican cousin of vermont. lots of nature, which is ironic. very outdoorsy. entire state smells like pine trees. u only have 13 miles of ocean coastline which is v sad. sorry. also not legally required to wear a seat belt??? ur state motto is weirdly intense ‘live free or die’ yikes
New Jersey - interesting accent. hair gel up the wazoo on the men. lots of fucking diners. also the worlds biggest statue of a tooth??? ? why? i know one boy from new jersey who came to college with only five white-wife beaters and two gym shorts. his name was Tony.
New Mexico - arizonas nicer cousin. Not As Hot as you would expect. lots of cacti. super pretty architecture. desert aesthetic and aliens. ur lawmakers don’t get paid?? also ur capital is super cool and v old.
New York - ur all assholes but its okay because u have to deal with tourists. liberal and educated but not v nice. superiority complex sometimes. nyc has more people than 39 of the 50 us states. y’all are packed like rats. also lots of celebrities
North Carolina - transphobic af. also u have a lot of sweet potatoes?? ur beaches are generally pretty crowded but can be nice. I have a friend that lives there now; she says the weather is v nice. v good at basketball.
North Dakota - boring. for some reason its still legal to shoot an indian if they’re on horseback and ur in a covered wagon??? obsessed with buffalo. also very cold
Ohio - people only care about you around election time. ur flag isn’t a rectangle?? hipster trash. also its illegal to get a fish drunk?? ????? do people even fish in ohio? what is this
Oklahoma - u get a lot of tornadoes and most people don’t even care because you kind of suck. ironically u were the last state to declare xmas a legal holiday tho but i guess being first to go for lethal injection makes up for it. not even carrie underwood can save this state.
Oregon - v liberal but to the point of being pretentious. great weather. the people are generally nice but also v weird?? I went and a guy was unironically riding down the street on a penny farthing? p sure everyone is high. also drivers have to yield to pedestrians….who are on the sidewalk???
Pennsylvania - ur a wannabe confederate state like?? get over it ur in the north pal. also u have the oldest continuously operating book shop in the US and maybe the world. u could have saved us but you didn’t. your weather is v inconsistent. not uncommon to see amish people on the side of a high way in their buggies. your sports fans are kinda scary
Rhode Island - smol. first state to stick it to britain. u really like tennis which is weird because ur windy af. first state to abolish death penalty. ur state motto is just the word ‘hope’??? also ur flag looks like a fifth graders art project but its nice?
South Carolina - crocodiles and beaches. my cousin and i went down and she made me play pokémon go with her except we were barefoot and it led us right to an 8 foot crocodile. also we found pickled pig parts in a sketchy gas station in a jar. not for sale. just there. also the anti-choice gory fetus signs on the side of the road are classy.
South Dakota - better than north dakota. very pretty. giant fucking fossil named sue. lots of fossils in general. you like big rocks with faces carved onto them. u didn’t stop with the presidents; now ur making one for crazy horse (and it looks better).
Tennessee - ur state is most referenced in a crappy pick up line. you’re to blame for mountain dew. most people only think of graceland and elvis which is fine cuz thats all you care about too. my friend went there and asked for chicken at a fast food restaurant but they didn’t have any and her phone broke.
Texas - not as racist as people think, but still pretty racist. austin is v liberal but thats about it. you keep trying to secede (again) and its as funny as it is pathetic. have a huge bat colony - largest in the world, but they’re mexican freetail bats so u probably want to get rid of them. unironically wear cowboy hats.
Utah - mormons like literally there are so many mormons that its the least diverse state in terms of religion. very pretty tho. ur state motto is just the word ‘industy’ ??? ?? ???? also u really like skiing and snowboarding.
Vermont - v liberal. pure. also should probably be canadian since u make a lot of syrup. also home to ben and jerrys. very green and lots of critters. very pretty mountains. the people are really chill and probably annoyed ppl confuse vermont with new hampshire.
Virginia - u can’t drive. ur really competitive with marylanders but its kind of onesided?? u also donated land to build DC. weirdly specific hunting laws? no animals can be hunted on sundays except raccoons which can be hunted until 2 am??? why do u hunt raccoons? very political. lots of history. everyone is named james.
Washington - seattle is the only thing people think of unless they’ve seen twilight in which case: forks. very green and grey color scheme. named after the primero prez. home to starbucks like literally there is one on every corner. also u have an active volcano which is cool but it has killed people which isn’t
West Virginia - ur very racist but you don’t even try to hide it? u didn’t have a starbucks until 2003. You know coal isn’t coming back and you don’t know why trump thinks he can make it come back. But you voted for him anyway.
Wisconsin - Cheese. v religious and not the loving god kind; very hellfire and brimstone. you have a hamburger hall of fame and u also tried to do the noahs ark theme park but im p sure that didn’t work out well.
Wyoming - racist which is ironic since ur the equality state and also you’re obsessed with guns.yellowstone national park is p much the only reason people go there. you carry shotguns around with you for no good reason.
“It’s a Cherokee rose. The story is that when American soldiers were moving Indians off their land on the trail of tears the Cherokee mothers were grieving and crying so much ‘cause they were losing their little ones along the way from exposure and disease and starvation. A lot of them just disappeared. So the elders, they, uh, said a prayer. Asked for a sign to uplift the mothers’ spirits, give them strength and hope. The next day, this rose started to grow right where the mothers’ tears fell. I’m not fool enough to think there’s any flowers blooming for my brother. But I believe this one bloomed for your little girl”. Daryl Dixon.
Aries : Griffin ( Greek )
- a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion ; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. The lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.
Taurus : Auðumbla ( Norse )
- a primeval cow ; Auðumbla’s name appears in different variations in Prose Edda manuscripts. In some legends Auðumbla licked man called Búri out of ice blocks.
Gemini : Huginn and Muninn ( Norse )
- two ravens that fly all over the world and bring informations to the god Odin ; Odin gave them the ability to speak.
Cancer : Rain Bird ( Native American )
- a bird who bought rain ; the rain is symbolised as the bringer of life by the Native Americans. The Rain Bird was also often drawn on some of the Native American pottery; it brought life by watering their plants and hence, giving food & water to the animals they hunted.
Leo : Bennu ( Egyptian )
- a bird who made himself into a deity and played a role in the creation of the world ; Bennu is often linked with the Sun, creation and rebirth. Its name is related to the Egyptian verb wbn, meaning “to rise in brilliance” or “to shine”.
Virgo : Callisto/Kallisto ( Greek )
- a nymph and follower of Artemis ; she and the other followers made the vow to remain as a virgin. Zeus disguised himself as Artemis to have sex with her. Hera recognized the affair when Callisto was pregnant. Enraged with wrath she turned the nymph and her child into bears who where set afterwards among the stars.
Libra : Sirin ( Russian, Greek )
- birds with woman heads who lured men into death ; According to myth, the Sirins lived “in Indian lands” near Eden or around the Euphrates River. They are based on the Greek myths about sirens.
Scorpio : Camazotz ( Mayan )
- a bat god ; Camazotz means “death bat” in the K'iche’ language. In Mesoamerica the bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice.
Sagittarius : Pabilsaĝ ( Babylonian )
- a sagittarius-like creature / god with a scorpion tail ; he was a tutelary god of the city of Isin. The consort of the goddess Nininsinna, Pabilsaĝ was identified with the lost city of Larak. He was given the epithet of “the wild bull with multicoloured legs”.
Capricorn : Strix ( Roman, Greek )
- an owl that eats human flesh ; an ill omen ; with their long golden beaks they suck their victims blood. They have red wings, four black legs with clawed feet and round, yellow eyes with no pupils.
Aquarius : Anubis ( Egyptian )
- jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife ; He attended the weighing scale during the “Weighing of the Heart,” in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead.
Pisces : Adarna ( Philippines )
- a bird that has healing powers, put people to sleep, and turn people into stone ; Adarna showed up in the book Ibong Adarna from the 15th century as an eponymous magical bird.
!! Some orders might be wrong. It’s my first post for the signs, so some of the creatures don’t fit to their zodiac signs and reversed :3 !!
Requested by Anon:
Hey! Can you please write an imagine with daryl where they are in the farm and the reader is younger so Shane notice that they’re in love so he goes mad and all but it has a fluffy end?
I hope you like it anon ♥
(Y/e/c)= Your eye color
(Y/h/c)= Your hair color
Warning: Attempted sexual assault (but the rest is Daryl fluff)
ENGLISH IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE SO, SORRY FOR EVENTUAL GRAMMATICAL ERRORS.
It’s been five days since Sohpia’s disappearance and you could tell that everyone are upset and stressed out by the fact that she hadn’t left any phisical evidence that could help our reserch.
Sit on the porch of Hershel’s house, you stare at the horizon.
The sun is almost set but all you can think about is where Sophia could possible be.
The though of her all alone and scared makes you really sad.
Suddenly you hear someone get close…It was Daryl.
“Hey! Did you find her?” you asked smiling, with an hint of hope in your voice.
“Oh” the smile dropped from your face while you lower your head sadly.
“Hey, we will find her…here!” he lift his hand to show you a flower:” It’s a Cherokee Rose…The story is that when American soldiers were moving Indians off their land on the trail of tears the Cherokee mothers were grieving and crying so much ‘cause they were losing their little ones along the way from exposure and disease and starvation. A lot of them just disappeared. So the elders, they, uh, said a prayer. Asked for a sign to uplift the mothers’ spirits, give them strength and hope. The next day, this rose started to grow right where the mothers’ tears fell. I took one for Carol but somehow they reminds me of you”.
He puts the flower on your hair, however he doesn’t pull his hand away but he lingers it on your cheek.
Smiling you lean into his touch.
“I better go now” Daryl says pulling away and turning to walk to his tent.
He stops on his traks, waiting for you to continue: “Thank you…for everything” you say, giving him a kiss on his cheek.
Daryl didin’t answer, he just smile and walks away, not aware that someone watched the whole scene, not liking it one bit.
Shane always like the young girl; how her (Y/e/c) shine and how her beautiful (Y/h/c) hair frame her face.
She was perfect but really young; on her twenty’s so he didn’t approach her before.
However, seeing her with Daryl made him so angry that he decided that now it’s the time for some action.
You were on your way to the RV when someone grabbed your wrist: “Hey (Y/n)! Can I show you something?”
You stare at him suspiciously so he continues: “It’s about Sophia, tomorrow you’ll go looking for her with Rick so I wanna show you area you two will inspect”.
“Oh…ok lead the way then”.
The table where the group reunite before going out the farm, is situated near the barn, so you didn’t suspect anything; however Shane stops and quickly turns toward you: “You and Daryl seems pretty close”.
Confused by his sudden interest on you and Daryl you answered: “Mmmh…yeah, so what?”
“Well…don’t you mind what people would think? I mean, he could be your father”.
You start to feel anger grows in you.
Why does he care? “No! I don’t care about our age gap, we’re living in a word where dead people roam the streets so, do you really think that people will care about me and Daryl being together?”
Seeing that he can’t separate You from Daryl made Shane so angry that he push you violentely against the barn’s side, blocking you and starting to nip and kiss your neck: “Shane what are you doing?” “I’ll make you feel good, he doesn’t deserve you”
You start screaming for help but Shane muffled your cry with his left hand:
“Sssh…Aren’t older men your thing, huh?”
When Shane start to unzip your jeans, tears stream down from your eyes.
When you think that there’s nothing left to do, you see Shane being threw down by someone: “Stay away from my girl you son of a bitch”
Through your teary eyes you see Daryl on top of Shane, punching him on his face.
“Daryl stop! You’ll kill him!”
Hearing your broken voice, he stands up, leaving an unconscious Shane on the ground, and envelope you into a tight hug.
“It’s you…it’s always you that save me from walkers and…people” you say, sobbing into his chest.
Daryl kisses the top of your head, whispering sweet nothings to sooth you.
When you finally calmed down, you take his ruined hand and kissed his knuckles:”Let’s go patch-up your hand and then we going to sleep into your tent”.
Smiling he just added:” Into our tent”, before walking with you back to the farm.