yavapai

i woke up at 6:30 am this morning to get ready to go to school

………i haven’t done this since i was a junior in highschool…. new adjustment that I am not sure I am going to like so much… hah

even worse is that I wont get home till 9:20pm! D: longggg school days.

BETTER NEWS THO… WE START MOVING INTO OUR NEW HOUSE TODAY! yayyy (well except for me cause I’ll be in school and hour and a half away)

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, since 2002

Definitely one of the more beautiful Native American flags I’m aware of. I’ll let the tribe explain the symbolism themselves, because there’s a lot of it:

The color blue represents that the Yavapai are “from the sky.” Blue also represents water and Komwidamapokwia, the mother of this generation of Yavapai, who was the only survivor of the world flood.

The Tribal Seal represents the four worlds of the Yavapai and is illustrated using the color yellow for petals of the sun and the story of Skatakaamcha, the cultural hero of the Yavapai, whose father was the sun.

The crosses represent the most important symbol of the Yavapai. Komwidamapokwia and Skatakaamcha used the equilateral cross for healing. Spaniards gave the Yavapai the name Cruzados because they wore crosses in their hair. The cross also represents Venus, which appears both as the Morning Star and the Evening Star, where they are now residing. Many Yavapai women are given a name with “star” (hamsi) included.

Komwidamapokwia gave the Yavapai four stones for medicine and directions. These stones were white, turquoise, red and black and are depicted near the edges of the basket in the four directions.

Wikipedia:

Olive Oatman (1837 – March 20, 1903) was a woman from Illinois who was abducted by a Native American tribe in today’s Arizona (likely the Yavapai people) when she was thirteen years old, then sold to another tribe (the Mohave people). She ultimately regained her freedom five years later. The story resonated in the media, partly owing to the prominent blue tattooing of Oatman’s face by her captors.”

Olive Oatman 

Captured in Arizona at age 13 (1851) by Yavapai Indians, sold to the Mojave, ransomed at Fort Yuma in 1856, and spent the rest of her life in NY and California. 

Her sister Mary Ann , also captured.. died of starvation. Upon being returned to the Fort. Olive insisted she be given proper clothing, as she was clad in nothing more than a grass skirt made of bark. Inside the fort, Olive was surrounded by cheering white people happy to see her. She soon discovered her brother Lorenzo was still alive and that he had been looking for her and Mary Ann.


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