HISTORICAL NATIVE AMERICAN / RELIGIOUS THRILLER (Fall 2013)
“Upon suffering beyond suffering, the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom.” -Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux Chief
“You possess something, my son, that eludes the white man. For they do not hear the voices of their fathers. They despise the visions and the wisdom of their elders. This is why so many of their elders no longer dream dreams or see visions, but their minds go soft in confusion. You, my son, must never let go of this treasure that you possess. Hear and understand.” The old man’s fingers bent, and his knuckles swollen with arthritis—he struggled to untie the cords that bound an old leather journal.
“These,” he tapped the journal with a disfigured index finger, “are the markings of Six Crows, your great-grandfather. Many believe that he refused to take the white man’s language and markings in protest, but it is not so. He used the markings of the fathers so only those wise to the fathers’ vision could read of it.” At last the bands were loosed and the pages of the journal fell open on the old man’s lap.
“These markings, my son, speak of the seven-generations-war.”