The White Buffalo

There was a long time where I hardly every thought of native American things until suddenly in early 92 I was ready to learn more again. I bought the book “Buffalo Woman Comes Singing” by Brooke Medicine Eagle. I just loved the book and when in 94 a white buffalo…

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My Introduction to Native Design

In August of 1978 I gave birth to a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. Once the children were around half a year I needed something to take my mind off taking care of them while they were napping. That’s when I remembered a page from a magazine…

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Karl May

My association with ‘Native’ was ‘Native American’. I had seen movies and read books by Karl May and had watched his movies where Pierre Briece, a French actor who played Winnetou (text is in German), the famous character from the May books. Here is a link to the website to…

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Mayan Calendar Day Signs

Here are my renditions of the Mayan Calendar Day Signs. I felt very much compelled to create them and they flowed very intutively from my hands. Once I had created them, I was at a loss as what to do next. So they just sat in my computer. In August…

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The Mayan Calendar

In the second half of the year 2000 I felt myself inexplicably drawn to the Mayan Calendar. Until then I had not even heard of it or knew anything about it. Thanks to the Internet I was able to gather very quickly quite a bit of information. I found the…

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Who Was Kokopelli?

One summer I found in the reduced price bin at a local department store the book “She who remembers” by Linda Lay Shuler. I was immediately pulled into the story and later discovered that it was only the first in a series of 3 amazing books. What intrigued me was…

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What Are the “Ice Saints”?

originally posted in 1999 in my old site Recently when I talked to my mother in Switzerland she casually mentioned the “Ice Saints”. I asked her for an explanation as I don’t quite remember the logic behind it and she could not tell me either. So I went hunting for…

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The Silvesterchlaus Custom in Switzerland

This is a translation in my words of the German article on this page. A friend sent me the pictures, unfortunately they are from postcards,as his camera didn’t work. He said that there were around 150 Silvesterchlaeuse and it was a very impressive sight. A ‘Silvesterclaus’ is a masked person…

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