Ramona Peters - Nosapocket
Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Artist
It has been said that artists are the true
visual historians of world cultures. Although I was unconscious about
this role when I began my artistic experience, today I gladly offer
this gift to the Tribal Circle.
As children, we are encouraged to discover and
master the special gifts placed inside us by the creator, and through
our ancestors. These gifts are intentional and important to offer,
as adults, in the Tribal
Circle. Each clan has a place of expertise, each individual has a
unique and specialized gift appropriate for the generational need of
I come from the Bear Clan,
known as a medicine clan to most tribes. In the Mashpee Tribe, it has
been one of mystery and spiritual pursuits. When the elders speak
about members of my clan, they tell strange stories of direct
communication with living spirits of plants, animals, elements, water
beings, winged-ones and, of course, human spirits. Information
gathered from these spirits reveal correct uses of herbs, mineral
substances, elemental combinations, and a wealth of medicine ways for
the people to maintain health.
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Mashpee, MA 02649
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