Blog 1876 – 11.12.2020
The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
The Ledger book of Thomas Blue Eagle
The author and illustrator of the 1995 Christopher Award winning book, The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle specifically requested that his art work not be copied or reprinted without permission so I respect and honor that request. It is a wonderful book and I encourage everyone who can to secure a copy to read and to share with their children and grandchildren. It is available new and used at Amazon.com.
The free spirit and love of the land of the first people to roam the New World of the Americas have left an indelible mark upon the American psyche, one that greed and the profit motive can never plow over or remove. I believe the deciding factor regarding whether we save our planet or continue to destroy it and ourselves will be the young people inspired by the indigenous peoples of all the continents not just the Americas.
The spirit of Thomas Blue Eagle still soars on the winds of change and young people the world around have heard the eagle’s cry and will stand to save our water, our air, and our planet from the profiteers. I am reminded of a line from Disney’s animated film, Pocahontas: “You think you own whatever land you land on, the earth is just a dead thing you can claim, but I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”
It is evident that throughout much of our history those whose main concern was making a quick nickel called most of the shots. But as Bob Dylan wrote and sang correctly over fifty years ago, “The Times, They Are A Changin’.”
Your friend and fellow traveler,
The Times They Are A Changin’