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Chief Yellow Hawk's Prayer

Chief Yellow Hawk


0 Great Spirit

Whose voice I hear in the winds

Hear me.

I come before you,

One of your children.

I am small and weak.

I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty

And make my eyes ever behold

The red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things

You have made,

My ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise,

So that I may know the things

You have taught my people,

The lesson you have hidden

In every leaf and rock.

I seek strength not to be superior to my brothers,

But to be able to fight

my greatest enemy


Make me ever ready to come to you

With clean hands and straight eyes

So when life fades

As a fading sunset

My spirit may come to You

Without shame.