Komaskwema’a (Wyandot Green Corn site)

notice all the water! the spring branch is gushing!

looking down from the bluff looking  into “The Arbor” where we held

our Wyandot Green Corn Ceremonies last year (between the sweat lodge and the table)

the Creek runs behind the sweat lodge and is also gushing from so much rain.

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6 responses

  1. Ulanawa Foote

    So beautiful. Always enjoy the pics you share. Just bookmarked your page so I can find my back here. 🙂 Much love to you and Carol!

    May 15, 2011 at 12:52 am

    • tizhameh(thanks) d’eyu’
      such nice words, you made my day, nice hearing from you!

      May 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

  2. LOL!! I meant find my way back here, not find my back here. Reminds me of the time you wnated me to send you a tracing of my hand for a piece you were working on and I shot you off a real quick email that said I would send you my hand when I got my guts to sleep (meant guys). Remember that? LOL!!!!

    May 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    • its good when “guts” settle down and take a nap too!

      May 18, 2011 at 1:53 am

  3. Michael Odette

    Sohahiyo…kwe, kwe!, I was like you, pondering a Green Corn thoughts and nice memories of years past, and once again my path touches yours. Our Komaskwema last year in Detroit was enriched,and touched our small families here in Michigan. I know you were, and rightly and thankfully so, concerned for the depth and the learning of our ways. Thank you for that…simple joys came to us in unexpected ways…young people, we elder family and cousins of Wendat, Weskarini/Anishnaabe, and Mi’qmac lines, all together and honored by Clan Mothers
    Quinh deh sah teh reflects and knows our grandmothers see us, and know we are on our way, each of us….I am opening and restoring the natural springs of these headwaters and I fear not what is ahead since I know it is good. Your art springs from deep places…I am honored to be your cousin….

    April 16, 2015 at 12:36 am

    • tižamęh Michael, thanks for your thoughtful words.
      If you all are planning to continue holding a yearly Kǫmahskwemaʔa, I’d encourage you, especially the men in your nation to begin learning to sing and lead the songs so that each year you can
      make it more and more complete. One problem with jumping in too soon is one can settle for “it was good, so it’s good enough” eventually the entire ceremony should be done in the Waⁿdat language.
      Its some of the concerns we have shared with some of your faithkeepers. Its important that men do their part with the speaking, tobacco invocation , “Words before all else”, introductions,naming speeches, etc.,
      learn and sing those songs, the adowas, stowagoah, Wandat women dance songs, and bean dance …at least to start with. You guys have a lot of work to do! I’m still learning speeches myself.

      April 16, 2015 at 2:10 am

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