Rainbow Warriors

by Heyoehkah Merrifield, Cherokee (from Lightnet News issue 7/8)

The indigenous tribes were not surprised when the black, white and yellow peoples arrived on their shores, because their prophets had spoken of the coming of other races. They knew that the new tribes would overwhelm the ancient cultures of the land they called Turtle Island. But it was said that in our times the spirit of the Indians would be born anew into all of the races that have gathered in this land. A portion of the different races of the rainbow colours will see that we are all one family. These Warriors of the Rainbow will bring with them a new time of living in harmony with our environment and with all peoples