RED THUNDER IS a memoir of a People. The story drawsfrom the oral history of the Schee-tsu-umsh Indians, now called the Coeurd'Alene Tribe in Northern Idaho. This unique portrayal of pre-EuropeanNative Americans is an authentic work displaying the rich culturalteachings behind Native American life. RED THUNDER is not only aboutcourage, love and family, but about tragedy, hope and renewal as well.Here the oral history traditions of the ancestors are writtend down withthe power of heart and soul. Readers of this century will discover adeep, timely relevance that will bring peace, harmony and understanding totheir own daily lives. red thunder \ red th?nd?r \ n.A phenomena rarely seen in nature. It is a red flash in the sky at night, evening, or early morning before it is fully light.In our native language, the word "thunder' also may apply to theaccompanying and expected lightning. Further, the four thunders are knownancient and holy beings of nature possessing great powers and certainqualities and attributes, lightning being one of them.Therefore, this red flash is termed for the power or being actually behindit, the Red Thunder, kewl (red) stalonem (thunder) in our language.The Thunders may be called upon in certain ways and their presence may be interpreted depending upon the situation and whatever ceremonial prayerrequests have been offered. It is a sacred sign. 6 X 9.
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