Buffalo and New Man: An old story from the Fires!
Long ago a great fog covered that which the Buffalo knew.
And, the fog kept new man from seeing the wonder of the Buffalo.
Until an eagle started soaring from above and caused a great whirlwind
That lifted the great fog and the new man now saw the Buffalo.
But new man had no idea of what he was seeing?
He could see it was fast and strong and wondered much about it.
Until the Turtle strolled by from below and caused a great hole to appear
That filled with living waters from on above, and the Buffalo stopped to drink.
New man pondered upon this? The air became chilly and cold winds blew.
He could see the living waters turning white and hard and wondered much about it.
Until the beaver arrived and with great teeth chewed a hole right through.
That allowed Buffalo to keep drinking, and new man sat and watched it all.
Then new man heard a growl and was thinking Bear had arrived?
But, no where could new man see the Bear, and wondered much about it.
Until new man realized the growl was from within and he wondered much about it.
As new man found his body now was very very cold and felt numb when touched.
New man fell to the white ground and pondered upon the wonderment of it all?
Until a great herd of Coyotes arrived and circled around a Buffalo.
He could see they were sneaky and yet wise to encircle the Buffalo drinking waters.
New man was surprised when they …………………….
Read the entire story and more in: NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS 2014