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Ig - 8gO! .el daxeld - gl dodI ,ysJbi ,O $[q_AD 30 - CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, Mah 13 - March 19, 1998 Native American tradition appeals to local educators at Beach House By Jesse Levy Dick Quiet Thunder, of the Lenni Lenape tribe, captivated teachers when on Feb. 28, he led a course at Children's Beach House in Lewes, called "Honoring the Earth: Teaching Children About the Environment Through Native American Activities." The teach- ers will incorporate the informa- tion they acquired at the workshop in their classrooms. Dick Quiet Thunder shared his stories and displayed his hand- made crafts, artifacts and tools to reinforce the idea of respecting nature and the Earth. The teachers spent the first part of their morning participating in two craft projects. They made dream catchers and clay "Earth" necklaces. Then, Quiet Thunder gave his presentation on preserv- ing the Earth. He was ornately dressed in handmade animal skin pants and moccasins, with his waist wrapped in a beaded belt and his wrists adorned with an arm band that his friend and brother, Jim Three Buck, designed and made for him after seeing a beautiful sunset. He began his presentation by burning sage and explained that sage burning purifies the body and soul and is a common practice be- fore ceremonies. He said Native Americans be- lieve that burning sage chases bad spirits out, and burning sweet grass later will keep the good spir- its in. He then explained how impor- tant it was to him to carry on the Native American tradition. Cur- rently, he is trying to spiritually connect his grandson with the nat- ural world - just as his grandmoth- er did for him when he was a boy. However, he believes that it is more difficult now to connect people to the spiritual world, be- cause of a faster-paced way of life. "We are finding that nothing is sacred, and everything can be bought," he said. As he passed around crafts that had been made from animal hides, he explained that there was no sport in taking the life of an ani- mal without reason, and for the Lenni Lenape people, hunting meant survival. Out of respecr to the animal that had been killed, every part of the animal was used. The hide was often used for cloth- ing, the bone for tools, and the meat was never wasted. Quiet Thunder said he believes that the natural world supplied his people with everything they need- ed to survive, and that while na- ture has stayed on the right path, it is the humans who have strayed. "In reality, we are the ones who are out of step," he said. His per- sonal goal is to try to change the unnatural orders in life by being an active spokesman and educat- ing people on living harmoniously with nature. Not only is he trying to preserve the environment, but he is also trying to ensure that indigenous cultures don't disappear. Quiet Thunder feels it is important to educate not only his grandson, but also other school-age children, on the cultures of the Native Ameri- can tribes - especially the Lenni Lenape people, who are among the grandfather tribes of North America. Education is very important to Quiet Thunder, who believes that it is imperative for future genera- tions to be educated on the impor- tance of nature in human lives. While he doesn't encounter as much prejudice as he once did, he believes that it is extremely im- portant for Native Americans to be educated in the classroom, as well as in the natural world. "Without education, we are the white man's victim; with educa- tion, we are his equal," said Quiet Thunder. Quiet Thunder said his life's goal is "to make the earth and land a better place for future genera- tions." SALE IN PROGRESS? Dick Quiet Thunder of the Lenni Lenape tribe, strives to perpetuate Native American Tradition by continuing cultural practices, such as making tools, drums and other items that were once an integral part of Native American life. Dick Quiet Thunder shows Cape district teachers a handmade bow. The turtle in the dream catcher behind him is a symbol of his tribe, the Lenni Lenape. All parts of animals trapped by the Lenni Lenape tribe were used. Tribal members believed that it was essential to honor the Earth by not wasting any part of it. Below is a wolf pelt brought to the presentation. REMODEL YOUR OFFICE suit your style! -- Call -- MIDWAY OFFICE & ART SUPPLY 645-2287 Hwy One Rehoboth (Behind The Roadhouse ) Men. - Fri. 8-6 SaL 9-5, Wed. Eve. 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Iol high pressure. fiber optic light sources, paints I (.'()2. supply systcnls, sill. Iol of nlela| SIeK)I wilh back rest, buckets, and glazes and much, much, | iltOl).% lot g ft. wooden work tables, cnlcrtalnment more. If you are interested in COllier. .m. table with slacking cllair. ceramics, THIS IS THE SALE! J wrotaght iron aquarium stand, aerial CALL! TEIIInS;' ", ASSOCIATES Buye Togeth " Cash or personal check with 2 I.D.'s on day of ttWe Bring r & Seller er sale. All sale items as is where is. A 5/o buyers premium on all purchases. (302) 227-1433 Day  (302) 227-3946 l:ax - (302) 227-2714 Night