A Mushkogean memory of the HSIE

The Western Hemisphere. General term for the Americas following their discovery by Europeans, thus setting them in contradistinction to the Old World of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Moderators: Minimalist, MichelleH

A Mushkogean memory of the HSIE

Postby E.P. Grondine » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:28 pm

Preserved by James Adair:

He concluded by saying that all the chieftains, and others present, as well as myself, knew now very well, from his honest speech, the true cause of the earth's having been so
strangely burnt till lately , and that he was afraid, if the hearts of those light and mad people he complained of, did not speedily grow honed, the dreadful day would soon come, in which Loak Jfotohoollo would fend Phut-iblk Keeraab Ishto, "the great blazing star", "Tahkane eeklenna, Loak backache", "to burn up half of the earth with fire," "Pherimmi Aiube", "from the north to the south, "Hasse oobea pera", "toward the setting of the sun", where they should in time arrive at the dreadful place of darkness, be confined there hungry, and otherwise sorely distressed among hissing snakes and many other frightful creatures, according to the ancient true speech that Ishto-hoollo Aba spoke to his beloved Loache.
Usually people believe what they want to believe until reality intrudes.
User avatar
E.P. Grondine
 
Posts: 1919
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:36 am

Return to New World

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron