The tribes faced genocides with the arrival of the settlers and religious interference. Marriage became defined as the union between a man and woman when we referred to it as the joining of two paths. Historical photos and documentation and even traditional elvers have long verified these events did at one time take place. The two-spirit traditions were swept under the rug and hidden away at the same time that our children were being placed into boarding schools.
Our grandmothers were torn from lodges and beaten, our grandfathers killed for praying in our traditional ways. The old laws of bounties put on our heads for simply being born Native. Today our lodges are once again safe and legal, our ceremonies are not to be disturbed....
But our Two Spirits are still being beaten and killed. We are being oppressed and called second class citizens simply because we are born this way.
We are facing a new enemy.... It used to be that we would hide our Native blood. Now we hide our love and who we truly are. Last picture in this listing is a photo of the actual artist. TRIBAL AFFILIATION: Aniyunwiya Tsalagi (Cherokee).
Your item comes with Certificate of Native American Made/Celtic Made Authenticity. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Beads & Beadwork". The seller is "ashortmouse" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.