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Re: Anyone not want their Macaw feathers?Reply to rude folk

Posted by Pa Kettle on 9/10/08
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    AGAIN......... Apparently Tamarro wants something for
    nothing. Well Tamatto, if you want feathers so bad then get a job
    and bid on the feathers listed on ebay like most native indians
    do. Or Tamarro, are you looking to get free feathers to list on
    ebay yourself so YOU can sell them.


    On 9/10/08, Hattie wrote:
    > How bout instead of you ppl cutting someone down ,how bout you
    > do a little research (Ever heard of google?). If you know
    nothing
    > about the Native American tradition than you have no place to be
    > so rude.A little research never hurt anyone. I happen to love
    the
    > Native American Culture!
    > Here is a little info for you that lack the knowledge or know how
    > to use google and want to jump someone..Tamarro when my B&G goes
    > through his molt I would love to mail you some!You can email me
    > off list at h.l.holder@hotmail.com
    >
    >
    > Native American Indians use feathers for their traditional
    > religious ceremonies and that contributes to the demand for
    parrot
    > feathers which is one reason parrots are so cruelly smuggled.
    > Feathers from all species are useful but Macaw feathers are
    > especially desired by the American Indians. Dr. Reyman said that
    > since this project has been giving feathers to the Native
    American
    > Indians (free of charge) that the price for a center macaw
    feather
    > has gone down from $75 to about $25. But the demand for these
    > feathers is still there. They can even take feathers with broken
    > shafts and cut feathers as shown on his website and all feathers
    > over an inch in size can be put to good use. So please save them
    > all, even cut wing feather feathers! They can also use turkey
    > feathers, for those of you out there that know turkey hunters.
    > The fans are used in the Native American Church Ceremonies
    (Peyote
    > Ceremonies), in Gourd Dances, in Pow-wows dances, in devotions,
    > and among many different tribal dances. The eagle signifies the
    > power associated with the spirits. We use these for our
    protection
    > in our endeavors, our journey through life, in our dances, and in
    > our ceremonies. These fans are used as intermediaries between the
    > spirit people and us, the human race. We believe these fans have
    > healing powers, so we use them to bless people with. When a
    person
    > dances with these fan, they think positive thoughts for those
    > relatives that need help, and also to honor themselves and all
    > relations. When a person sings with these fans, many positive
    > thoughts are put into these fans to help people. So, these fans
    > are used for many purposes; it is used for the purpose of
    > protection, for the purpose of healing, for the purpose of
    > accomplishment, and to carrying on our Native Ways. This is our
    > belief, this is our culture, this is our values, this is our
    > tradition, and this is our lifestyle! This is why, I ask that
    > people have respect for those people that have shared this
    > beautiful art with all of us!
    > Here is a link to some fans such as this individual was talking
    > about.
    > http://nac-art.com/Peyote-Fan_Mirror-Image.htm
    > here are somemore
    > http://www.indianartoklahoma.com/FeathersandFans.htm