Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Aionwahta's Rite of Passage

 So Aionwahta grew into a young man, often taking the women and children from his Longhouse to hide in the woods while warriors from other tribes attacked his camp.  When he was 16 years old, his uncle took him on his vision quest.  He sat still and waited for many days (depicted by Zoo Boy below).  Finally, he received his vision -- he saw a bear approach a pine tree and roar at it seven times, and an eagle circled the pine tree five times (vision depicted by J above).  Uncle interpreted the vision in part to mean that Aionwahta would be a great healer of the Bear Clan.

 J's story summary, above, and Zoo Boy's below.

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