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Nov 29, 2019DonnaMeness rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, similar to Jane Yellowrock series except she is Cherokee . Good Hopi storyline, makes me think of Thomas Banyacya.. . He was 89 and the last of four messengers named by Hopi elders in 1948 to warn the world of impending doom. The 15,000 or so Hopis are a small nation, but their sense of burden is great. According to a 900-year-old religious tradition, the Great Spirit Maasau'u, Guardian of the Earth, assigned them the duty of preserving the natural balance of the world and entrusted them with a series of ominous prophecies warning of specific threats and providing guidance on how to avoid them. The prophecies remained a secret oral tradition until 1948, when Hopi religious leaders, alarmed by reports of the atomic bomb's mushroom cloud, which they saw as the destructive ''gourd of ashes'' foretold in the prophecies, appointed Mr. Banyacya and three others as messengers to reveal and interpret the prophecies to the outside world.