Land of Prophecy: Legend of the Humans
Tribe predicts APOCALYPSE after EIGHT previous eerily-accurate prophecies
Originally, the prophecy and the Ojibwa migration story were closely linked. Consequently, with the growth of the Pan-Indian Movement in the s and the s, concepts of the Seven fires prophecy merged with other similar prophetical teaching found among Indigenous peoples of North America forming a unified environmental, political, and socio-economic voice towards Canada and the United States. The Seven fires prophecy was originally taught among the practitioners of Midewiwin. Originally, the prophecies were given by eight prophets in seven different time periods.
According to oral tradition, the Mi'kmaq Nation heard the first Prophet. A prophecy of each of these seven periods were then called a "fire". The teachings of the Seven fires prophecy also state that when the world has been befouled and the waters turned bitter by disrespect, human beings will have two options to choose from, materialism or spirituality. If they chose spirituality, they will survive, but if they chose materialism, it will be the end of it. In heeding this prophecy, the Anishinaabe peoples, after receiving guarantees of the safety of their "Fathers" the Abenaki peoples and their "allied brothers" Mi'kmaq of having the Anishinaabeg move inland, away from the Atlantic coast, mass migration of the Anishinaabeg took place, proceeding to the "First Stopping Place" known as Mooniyaang , known today as Montreal , Quebec.
There, the Nation found a "turtle-shaped island" marked by miigis cowrie shells. The Nation grew to a large number and spread up both Ottawa River and the St.
Lawrence River. The second of the "turtle-shaped island" marked by miigis shells was at Niagara Falls. The oral traditions of the members of Council of Three Fires say that the realization of the Second fire came about the "Third Stopping Place" located somewhere near what now is Detroit , Michigan. The Anishinaabeg had divided between those who went up Ottawa River and those that went up the St. Clair and found the third "turtle-shaped island" marked by miigis shells.
They continued westward until arriving along the southern shores of Lake Michigan but by this time, the evidence of the miigis shells were lost, and the southern Anishinaabeg became "lost" both physically in their journey as well as spiritually in their journey. The southern group of Anishinaabeg disintegrated into what today are the Ojibwa , Odawa and the Potawatomi.
The northern group along the Ottawa River divided into Algonquin , Nipissing and the Mississaugas , but they maintained cohesion that was not maintained by the southern group. Eventually, a Potawatomi boy had a dream and pointed the southern group back towards and past the "Round Lake". The southern group rejoined not as a single Anishinaabe peoplehood but rather as a unified alliance called Council of Three Fires. Travelling east and north, and then west, the Council crossed a series of small islands known as "the stepping stones" until they arrived onto Manitoulin island , described as the "Fourth Stopping Place" of the "turtle-shaped island" marked by miigis shell.
There on the island, the Council met up with the Mississaugas , who then spiritually fully re-aligned the formerly lost southern group with the northern group who were never lost. The Odawa facilitated the "healing" and the island became synonymous as the "Odawa's Island" in the Anishinaabe language.
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From here, the Ojibwe moved west, dividing into two groups, each travelling along the shores of Lake Superior , searching for the "land where food grows upon the waters". While at the "Fifth Stopping Place", the light-skinned people in big wooden boats, known as the French arrived. Consequently, the French were called Wemitigoozhii "wooden-boat people".
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Though the French Crown was interested in colonialism, as far as the Anishinaabeg were concerned, the French appeared only interested in commerce and trade through mercantilism. Together with the French, the Anishinaabeg formed trade alliances, which not only extended French colonial powers into the heart of North America, but strengthened the political and military might of the Anishinaabeg. But out of the Zhaaganaash came the Gichi-mookomaan "Big-knives" —the Virginians i.
The Seventh Prophet that came to the people long ago was said to be different from the other prophets. This prophet was described as "young and had a strange light in his eyes" and said:. There will be a rebirth of the Anishinabe Nation and a rekindling of old flames. The Sacred Fire will again be lit. It is this time that the light skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. One road will be green and lush, and very inviting. The other road will be black and charred, and walking it will cut their feet. In the prophecy, the people decide to take neither road, but instead to turn back, to remember and reclaim the wisdom of those who came before them.
If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth's people. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. June April , Queen's University. Legend of the Rainbow Warriors. Retrieved Indian Country Today.
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There the Andal king Erreg the Kinslayer cut down the children's grove of thirty-one weirwoods. High Heart is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the children who died there, where the children's magic is said to still linger. Because of the Andals' invasion and conquest of the First Men, the old gods were largely supplanted south of the Neck by the Faith of the Seven. Moat Cailin held back the Andals from the north,  however, so some children fled north.
Relations between the children and humans grew distant over the years, until they ceased altogether. Maesters largely believe the children have been gone for hundreds  or thousands  of years, but the free folk believe they still live beyond the Wall. Jenny of Oldstones always claimed that her woods witch friend was one of the children. In the library of Castle Black Samwell Tarly reads an account of Redwyn 's journey beyond the Wall , during which the ranger met children of the forest, and a book about the tongue of the children.
Luwin and Bran speak of greensight. Tom of Sevenstreams tells Arya Stark how High Heart is shunned by smallfolk , who believe it haunted by children slain by Erreg the Kinslayer. Arya wonders if the ghost of High Heart is one of the children, but tom explains she is just a dwarf woman. Coldhands leads Bran, Hodor , and Meera and Jojen Reed north of the Wall to the cave of the three-eyed crow , whom Coldhands calls the last greenseer. Bran and his companions discover a dwindling remnant of children live in the warded cavern.
The caves are home to more than three score living singers and the bones of thousands dead, and extend far below the hollow hill. Bran and Meera give names to the children, since they cannot speak the True Tongue. Bran hears them sing sad songs in the True Tongue which he cannot understand, but their voices are as pure as the winter air. Leaf , who saved the humans from the wights, explains that the children have not explored all of the caves, even though they have lived there for a thousand thousand man-years.
Bran finds greenseers enthroned in nests of weirwood roots. The boy learns from Lord Brynden , the last greenseer, and the child Snowylocks supplies weirwood paste. Bran, the children of the forest have been dead and gone for thousands of years. All that is left of them are the faces in the trees. They were a people of the Dawn Age , the very first, before kings and kingdoms. In those days, there were no castles or holdfasts, no cities, not so much as a market town to be found between here and the sea of Dorne.