After writing, Hiding in Plain Sight, a story about the possible discovery of an Indian Burial Mound on my neighbors’ property, I began to reflect back on my own near death experience, (NDE) three years ago April 2005. I was in church helping out at a funeral for a 17 year old boy in our congregation, when I suffered a near fatal brain aneurysm.
Two weeks after my first backyard Indian Arrowhead find, I found several more. April is a busy outdoor clean up time for me and it was while weeding in the same area where I found the first, several more were unearthed. One arrowhead find is no big deal, but finding several in one area means something more was going on in that particular spot. Possibly some kind of religious ceremony was held in my backyard hundreds to maybe thousands of years ago. This could explain the earlier chanting heard that I wrote about in a previous story, Indian Arrowhead Spirit.
As a child, I wasn’t exposed to the culture of my Cree Indian ancestry or any American Indian culture for that matter. Anything I learned was through my own research as an adult.
Yesterday I found an Indian Arrowhead in my backyard not far from my bedroom window. It may be hundreds to thousands of years old. Being of Cree Indian ancestry makes me appreciate this artifact even more. I gave it a place of honor on my dresser so it can be seen first thing every morning; a reminder of the Indian elders who once inhabited this land.