Monday, November 22, 2021

I Am Grateful For ...

 Post by Doris McCraw

writing as Angela Raines

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This month of November, in honor of National Native Heritage Month, I've been sharing my fascination with the cultures of the Indigenous Peoples. Although I'm not an Indigenous person, I've a great respect for what they have left us and what they still can offer to the world.

This month also is Thanksgiving and it seems appropriate to look at what these people offered that I am grateful for. 

Their music: Visit YouTube and you will find music that both inspires and inhabits you. I personally love the flute music


Their Art: From the Petroglyphs, pottery, to their beaded clothing, there is little that doesn't inspire me.

Image from en-Wikipedia

Their Wisdom: I have been grateful to those who've shared what that can of their culture and the wisdom they grew up with.

Their Stories: Stories are what connect us. The stories that have been shared help me to understand more of who they are. It's not for me to change anything about them, but to honor who they are.

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Here are links to the other November posts I've written on National Native Heritage Month:


  1. Shame on me for forgetting it was National Native Heritage Month, especially since I am a small part Cherokee, probably a sixteenth. I do always glean from your posts, Doris. You are a wonderful history scholar and teacher. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. You do me a great honor with your words. Thank you. I find great joy in sharing what I find with those who may find it useful. Doris

    2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the wonderful people associated with this group. Doris

  2. Thank you for mentioning that November is also National Native American Month. This was a wonderful post. I enjoyed the pictures.
    All the best to you, Doris.

    1. To me it is something that is important to remember. I also thank you for the kind comments about the photos. Doris


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