Native American Gardening: Buffalobird-Woman’s Guide to Traditional Methods, by Gilbert L. Wilson

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NativeAmericanGardeningNative American Gardening: Buffalobird-Woman’s Guide to Traditional Methods was first published in 1917 as Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians: An Indian Interpretation and has been reprinted in numerous editions (and with slightly varying titles) in the following hundred years. This is not surprising because Buffalobird-Woman’s comments, interpretations and knowledge of organic gardening are just as relevant today as they were a hundred years ago.

I originally searched for this book because I had read that it was a great way to learn about organic gardening methods but I found myself fascinated by Buffalobird-Woman’s strong personality as she talked about the history of her tribe and the lives of northern Native Americans. Buffalobird-Woman, or Maxi’diwiac, was born around 1839, two years after smallpox nearly completely wiped out her tribe of Hidatsas. When she was interviewed by anthropolgist Gilbert L. Wilson in 1912, she had never learned to speak English, so her memories were translated…

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It’s Hard To Forgive

When we forgive those who hurt us, we take away their power!

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

Forgiveness is not easy… in fact, sometimes it seems impossible. However, we have to remember that forgiveness does not mean forgetting. It just means trusting God to take care of us and all that comes against us in this life. He is our Key. He is our Judge. He is our Vindicator. He is our Everything. We just have to trust Him and hold onto Him alone…

Many are wounded…
by the actions of others.
And it’s hard to forgive…
  as it’s pain just smothers.
But God sees it all…
and He wants us to know…
that He’s in control…
so just let it go.
He clearly tells us…
“Vengeance is Mine; I will repay”
So please trust His Word…
and begin to forgive today.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2014.

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