Zion, Part 3

This entry is part 43 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

As we continue the discussion of Zion I am going to read you one interesting scripture, D&C 84 verses 4 thru 5,

“Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation. For verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house.”

If I remember right this was given in early 1832 and a generation is usually about 40 years or so. It has been quite a long time since then and there has been no temple built. Why is that? Now this was supposed to be the beginning of the creation of Zion, the building of the temple and it was supposed to have been built within a generation, an ironclad prophecy written there. First of all, did the prophecy come true or did it not come true? How does the Mormon Church explain this? The church explains it saying that a generation can be like a generation of the church or an era of time, which could last thousands of years.

The church used to have a different interpretation. The early apostle, Orson Pratt, interpreted it as a regular generation and expected many in his day to live to see the temple built. It was not built and everybody that heard this prophecy is now dead. To say a generation is like a generation of the church or a dispensation is really stretching it. We have to face the facts that this prophecy was expected to come true but it did not come true. Does this mean that this prophecy did or did not come from a higher power? You would think that if it failed then it did not come from a higher power but let me tell you something about prophecy. The future is never written in stone.

Now we go back to the days of the Bible and we can read those scriptures and of course the scribes that wrote the Bible only recorded the prophecies that came true. We do not hear about the ones that did not come true because they did not even record them. Now lets look at our modern day times. We have all types of people making prophecies, religious, spiritual, psychic people like Edgar Casey, Nostradamus, and so on. Has anyone in recorded history made predictions that have been 100% accurate? The answer is no, Did Jesus?

Let me tell you a prophecy that Jesus made that did not come true. Do you remember that Jesus was talking about the temple and He said that there would not be one stone left upon another in the temple. Did that come true? Have you ever heard of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem? That is a piece of the temple where there is still one stone upon another. There are seven layers above ground and 17 below ground that been intact since the days of Jesus. So even that prophecy spoken by the Master Himself did not come 100% true. Interesting, is it not?

So this is the secret about prophecy that there is no person on the earth and not even God, no life form anywhere can predict everything that is going to happen. Now all the believers will say that is wrong, If I snap my fingers then they are saying that God knew a million years ago that I was going to do this at this time. Well the big question I have is why in the world would God even want to know that? Why would He want fill His universal mind with such clutter and trivial detail? Who would want to fill their mind with such clutter?

I used to think that if I could memorize the whole encyclopedia that I would really be smart but when I learned what true intelligence was I found out that was not true at all. A person with true intelligence does not fill his mind with a bunch of clutter. Why do you think we forget? We forget things to void our mind of clutter because if we didn’t forget things we would have so much data in our mind that we would not be able to think creatively.

You have heard about the absent minded professor – the great thinkers are absent minded and because they are kind of absent in their mind they can get rid of all the clutter and then they can really think creatively. When Einstein went for walks he would sometimes have his mind so blank that he would show up somewhere and he would say where am I? He did not know where he was and did not how to find his way home because he was so into what he was thinking that the world out there did not even exist and so he would wind up somewhere and not know where he was.

Many of the great thinkers in history have been this way and they have often been criticized for being absent minded. I am absent minded myself and I did a paper on it in college to try and figure out the cure for it and after doing lots of research and writing this paper the best advise I could find was from a guy that did research on it. He said the best thing that you can do is just get a good secretary. I thought you know that is probably right, that would relieve me of this absent-mindedness that I have and I concluded that the guy was on the right track.

It is impossible to predict the future beyond a certain point. What is predictable is if a highly intelligent being makes a firm decision and then decides to bring that decision to pass. If we have one of the gods or one of the masters making a decision and he wants to bring the decision to pass then he can make an accurate prophecy about that. If I say I am going to walk over and give Artie a kiss then I can predict that because it is under my power and I have committed myself to do it. I can predict it and can fulfill it, and now I am a true prophet. This is how the great lives that have worked through the prophets have made their prophecies come to pass because they have made decisions and they have told the prophets what there decisions are and then they have made their decisions come to pass.

But as far as events occurring in the normal stream of things because human free will is involved it is impossible to predict the future with 100% accuracy. So the fact that it was predicted that a temple would be built in this generation does not mean that it was not inspired, what it means is that it was supposed to be but it did not happen. The Master that was working with Joseph Smith anticipated this to happen but it did not happen.

Just before Joseph was killed he had a warrant out for his arrest and he was pacing the floor wondering what to do because he was telling the people, “if I am arrested one more time I will be killed or else I am not a true prophet.” He had a very strong feeling about this. He had a warrant out for his arrest and even though he had been arrested many times he had a strong feeling that if he was arrested one more time that he would be killed so he was pacing the floor trying to think of a solution.

As he was pacing the floor his scribe made note that all of a sudden he stopped and his face lit up and he said, “I know what to do – I have just received a revelation from God.” He said, “I will take a small group and go west to Oregon territory and there we will build the kingdom again.” We all know the story that he started to do that and then he received a letter from his wife saying that everyone was calling him a coward that he was the Sheppard that has left his flock to the wolves. Come back, they pleaded. He said to his brother if I come back then we will be killed. His brother said, “We have faced this many times and we have some out of it and we will come out of it again.” And Joseph said, “No, we will not this time, we will be slaughtered if we go back.” This was his biggest test in his life. For most of us our biggest test is around facing death but Joseph’s big test was the opposite: facing life. In other words, his big test was whether or not to live not whether or not to die. He was more afraid of being called a coward than he was of death and as a matter of fact he was almost looking forward to it because he was so tired of the trials he faced.

So rather than face being called a coward he would return and what really put the pressure on him was that his brother told him if you do not go back and face arrest then he would go back alone. Imagine his brother going back facing death making Joseph look like a coward. So rather than being called a coward he went back but in going back he disobeyed the revelation because the revelation told him to go to Oregon.

In going back he failed an initiation which in esoteric writings is called the fourth initiation which is the same initiation that Abraham took and Jesus took in the garden of Gethsemane where He had to sacrifice everything. The greatest possible sacrifice in Joseph’s mind was to be labeled a coward by his people. We have to realize he was acknowledged as great hero throughout his entire life and to be seen as a great coward was something that he just could not handle. So rather than obey the revelation he went back to die to avoid being called a coward.

If he would have lived then the temple would have been built but there was no way for the Powers-That-Be could have predicted what his decision would be at that point. He had certain keys to building Zion that Brigham Young did not have. He had certain visions that the other brethren did not have; he had the knowledge and will that could have established Zion. So the temple was not built in that generation because the prophet that was supposed to build it was killed. He was killed because he disobeyed the revelation from God to go out west and begin the kingdom anew. If he would have went out west he would have created a kingdom that would have been quite a bit different than what Brigham Young created and then he would have went back with power and acquired the lands taken from them and built the temple within a generation.

Audience: What historical book can this be found in?

JJ: The revelation to go west was one of the biographies of him and I think it was the one by Donna Hill, “Joseph Smith, the first Mormon.”

Audience: It was also in Michael Quinn’s book, “Origins of Power.”

JJ: Esoteric writings call our great teachers white magicians and they are in danger of being drowned by the waters. The waters are emotion and this causes problems many times. When Joseph said that his life is worth nothing to him if it is worth nothing to his friends, the waters of emotion drowned him. When the great test comes to the disciple, the test which is sometimes called the test of Abraham, or the test of the crucifixion, he has to be ready to sacrifice everything that he holds dear and let everything go. This is beyond a seeker’s comprehension what this will be. But in order to create a great work that will remain a person has to pass this test and Joseph Smith did not quite pass it. Because he did not pass it the temple was never built and the church was not put on the secure foundation that it needed to be and it turned out to be a regular church today and is not much different than other Christian churches of today if you take out several of the doctrines.


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The Great White Chief Part 2

This entry is part 6 of 34 in the series 2010B

Posted May 11, 2010
The Golden Library

Prior to our leaving the Quiche country, Chi Chi Sum a made mention of the Golden Library that was located somewhere up in Yucatan country, and told us a group of Indian people was in possession of the knowledge of the Golden Library. He also informed us that if we were seeking knowledge of the Golden Library, we were to relate to their leader, whose name was Itzla Chelan, and we were to tell him of our having been accepted and adopted by the Chigaraguan people and about our being accepted and adopted by Chi Chi Suma, and the part we had in the Fire Dance and also to take a message of good will to Itzla Chelan and his people from Chi Chi Suma and the Quiche people.

After leaving the ruins of Tical, we treked into Guatemala and worked at the City of Coban. Since the area around Coban had been gone over with a fine tooth comb by other explorers, we found very few artifacts. All other data found by us had been previously reported by those who had preceded us to the spot.

Traveling north by east, we went through Mestiquea country where we found very few ruins, and those few we did find were so badly deteriorated that no artifacts were found there. We touched near the border of British Honduras, and from the Indian people there heard many stories in regard to a group who inhabited the Campeche, Quintana Roo country.

Being much interested in the stories we heard regarding the Golden Library that was in the possession of these Indian people known as the Tzichallas, and whose leader is known as Itzla Chelan, we entertained 20

ideas of visiting them. These people live within no specified boundary or reservation, but are just on the move, truly a nomadic race. They move at their pleasure and leisure, staying two or three or even five or more days at one place before moving on. During the rainy season, they may remain at one spot at least two months, and sometimes longer, perhaps three months. Game, fruits, and vegetables are abundant, as well as fish and fowl. Therefore they are not tied down to farming nor to any specific form of livelihood that would keep them in one place.

The more tales we heard in regard to this group of people, the more we became interested. Finally, it was decided to penetrate into their country and to get as much data as possible on this tribe, but our main interest was the Golden Library.

Not long after our departure from the Honduras border, we encamped near the city of San Felipe. Here we gathered as much information as we possibly could regarding the whereabouts of the Tzichalla people. Getting no information as to their whereabouts, we penetrated deeper into the jungle country, coming at length to Lake Aguada Corina, not far from which we contacted a small group of Otopec Indians, who told us the location of Itzla Chelan and his people. The two hours spent with the Otopecs were pleasant and informative as the group was very friendly.

The route to Tzichalla country brought us into the most uninhabited part of the jungle we had ever been through. Animal life was abundant making this a perfect hunters’ paradise. The spot where Itzla Chelan and his group were then encamped was surrounded by deep swamps and such thick underbrush that the difficulty with which it was reached made it seem more isolated than any other part of the country. The entire strip of highland was surrounded by almost impenetrable entwining vines and vine-like trees. 21

As the entire trip had to be made on foot, one could not expect to cover very much ground in a day’s trek, so the small hunting party we came upon a few days later was warmly welcomed. In a very short time they became quite friendly, inviting us to join their group, sharing with us their game, and exchanging sign-talk with us. Their invitation to accompany them to their leader, Itzla Chelan, was accepted without any hesitation.

Although many of the hunters were laden with the fruits of their hunt, they offered to assist us with our traveling equipment. Traversing the few miles from the hunters’ camp, we came upon a large clearing within which were a number of huts crudely constructed of jungle growth, vines, leaves, and grasses woven into mat-like material.

Immediately upon our arrival there, the women took charge of the game brought in by the hunters, and set to work to prepare it for a feast. The pride of the individual at once made itself manifest in the cleanliness and modesty of dress, and the orderly cleanliness of their surroundings. There were no piles of debris visible, and the ground about the huts was swept clean leaving a brick hardness to the earth.

All the people seemed friendly, none appeared to be suspicious of our group being there. As soon as the hunters were relieved of their burdens, the leader of the party invited us to come with him to the largest hut. When we arrived at the door, the hunter asked us to remain outside while he entered. He was in the hut only a very few minutes before he reappeared followed by Itz la Chelan, who, after greeting us cordially, invited us to enter into his hut. Paul and I entered the hut, leaving the other members of the expedition on the outside with the hunting party. 22

For a short time we conversed with the chief in the sign language because neither Paul nor I had yet mastered their language enough to speak it fluently. The chief was a large man of very striking appearance, with intelligence and wisdom far superior to that of other leaders with whom we had come in contact.

Remaining in the village for a short period, becoming accustomed to their habits and ways of living Paul and I finally broached the subject of the Golden Library. Two of his advisers were present when we spoke to Itzla Chelan of this subject, and we immediately noticed the change of attitude of all three of them. The conversation carried on among all three of them was switched from their own native tongue to one that was strictly foreign to Paul and me. During the course of the conversation, the leader would question us in the sign language. We would answer and our reply in turn, would be spoken to the two advisers in the foreign language.

After a while the two advisers went out, leaving Paul and me alone with the leader. Be conversed further with Paul and me for a little while, then informed us that we would have to remain there for some time before he would speak of the Golden Library any more. He neither encouraged nor discouraged our hope of hearing about the library. We readily accepted his invitation to remain. Taking our leave of him, we hurried to inform the others of his decision and our plans.

During the following ten days that we were their guests while they were camped at this spot, the leader and T never mentioned the Golden Library. On the eleventh day he informed us that they were about to move, and for us to make preparations for the move if we cared to remain with them. We informed the rest of our party of the invitation, and the following morning we accompanied them to the next camp site, arriving after four days on the move. 23

The eight days spent at this site were devoted to bunting, resting, playing games, just as at the last camp site. But not once during the eight days did Itzla Chelan make any mention of’ the Golden Library. We were again invited to accompany them to the next camp site, which we readily accepted, for we knew that they were going through worse jungle country than we had previously been through.

We were on the move five days before we reached the next place, where we remained for twenty-seven days. After A couple of days of much needed rest, we resumed our daily routine with them as we had at the other two camps.

On the ninth day, Itzla Chelan asked us into his hut. When we arrived there he immediately started the conversation and was soon on the subject we had waited so long to discuss -the Golden Library. The trend of the conversation was toward Paul and me in regard to the Golden Library, but not once did he refer to other members of our party. He asked us many questions about ourselves as well as about the people from our Indian country.

We gave him a brief sketch of our lives, which he enjoyed immensely, especially of our exploration and research work. He was very deeply interested in the ways of living of other Indian people, which we minutely described to him. Toward the late evening be called a halt to our conversation and informed us that he would send for Us later on that night. Paul and I had explained to the other members of our expedition what had taken place, which seemed to bring a ray of encouragement to all of them.

We had about given up hope of his sending for us that night, when there came a call from the outside of our hut, informing Us that Itzla Chelan wished to speak with us. We were greeted cordially by him and 24 25

his two advisers. The conversation was resumed with much the same trend as it had been earlier that night.

Paul and I mentioned Echa Tah Echa Nah in connection with our exploration, and a greater interest was at once perceived. He questioned us in minute detail about the Chigaraguan people. In the course of our description of the White Indian people and how we had been accepted by them we told him of our adoption into the tribe and our invitation to return to the Chigaraguan people any time we so desired.

It was then be agreed to explain about the Golden Library in minute detail. Giving us his promise to return the next night and tell us his story, we all retired. Paul and I were so highly elated that we had to awaken the other members of the expedition. We gleefully related the degree of success we had attained that night. We slept soundly, but awoke the next morning earlier than usual with a song in our hearts and happiness in our minds. A few hours hence we would know whether or not what we had been seeking was only , a legendary myth, or the truth and a fact.

Late in the afternoon we became impatient, wishing for the night to fall, as we were eager to hear Itzla Chelan’s story. After what seemed an eternity, night settled over the jungle and Itzla Chelan’s messenger stood silhouetted against the high tropical moon, delivering his request for us to join him in his hut. Paul and I were seated facing Itzla Chelan and his two council members, and the story began. As the significance of the story unfolded, Paul and I became so deeply engrossed that the thin streaks of dawn were coloring the sky before we realized the passage of time.

The same description of the Golden Library that he gave to us will not be attempted, but to the best ability of the writer, all that possibly can be told without breaking a sacred trust, will be passed on.

Itzla Chelan started off by extracting from us a vow that we would never divulge to any one all of the information that we had received from him. He described to us that this vast library contained all the history of the world from the beginning of time up to the present day, and also into the future.

Knowing that Paul and I were of Indian blood, he talked more freely about many of the recordings that had actually happened during his lifetime as leader of the people. Be even reached farther back into the past to the first book that was written at the beginning of time. All great and notable events that had happened were mentioned.

Paul and I were very much interested when he told us that the vast library had been brought to the western world from the old world. These records contained all the history of the old world from the beginning up to the time the records were brought to the new world. From that time hence, a record of all important events have been added as they occurred up to the present time. These books contain all the data and history of Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and some parts of Brazil. From what he described to us, we were under the impression that there was also a story pertaining to Central America, their advancement and progress up to the time of the Spanish invasion.

What information we received from ltzla Chelan indicated that these records were in possession of the Inca people at one time During the time of the Spanish invasion, they were smuggled out of Peru prior to the fall of the Inca civilization. For some time the records were in Peru, also in Columbia, but they were guarded with the utmost secrecy and kept on a continual move, always ahead of the Spanish Conquistadores. They were brought up into Central America, and at one time were in the care of the Maya, and later on were in care of the Toltecs, finally coming into possession of the Aztecs. 26

During the time of Cortez’s invasion, they were smuggled out of what is now Mexico City, taken by day and by night by a group who vowed to always see that these records were safely kept. and to guard them with their lives. About the time of the fall of the Aztec nation, they were taken to a place of secrecy, known only to but a very choice few. where they have been hidden and guarded, and where they are now located. The exact hiding place of this priceless library is known to only a handful of the highest and most elect leaders of the Indian people of the Western Hemisphere.

Many things that Itzla Chelan mentioned during this conversation with us, will have to be omitted for as Itzla Chelan had at the beginning of his story sworn us to absolute secrecy, we again at the close of his talk took our vow, and this sealed our lips forever about certain portions of his talk to us.


We Are Witnesses

After receiving our pledge, Itzla Chelan agreed to take us to a spot where we could have the great honor and privilege of seeing one of the books of the Golden Library. We were very happy over his promise. Dismissing the two council members, Itzla Chelan told Paul and me that we would start on our journey the following afternoon. He bade us goodnight with his blessings and asked us to make preparations to leave toward sundown.

Leaving Itzla Chelan, Paul and I went directly to the other members of our party who were very much disappointed when they learned that only we two would have the privilege of seeing this one book of the Golden Library. Paul and I slept, the others talked among themselves about the prospective trip. At noon we awoke and made the necessary preparations to accompany Itzla Chelan and his party, meanwhile becoming quite restless as the afternoon wore on toward evening.

As the sun was setting, we left our camp site traveling on very unfamiliar pathways through the jungle, but the other members of the party seemed to know this particular trail very well. We traveled through the biggest part of the night, making camp just at daybreak where we rested until mid-morning.

The other members of ltzla Chelan’s party were ready to eat again when he called us out of a very deep sleep. Everyone ate heartily of our second hastily prepared cold breakfast. After traveling that way for five days and nights, on the sixth morning, Itzla Chelan notified us that we were getting very near the end of our journey. By this time we had 29 28

come out of the swamp lands and jungle growth onto higher terrain, which was more like desert land in many places. Surrounding this desert land was a small area of what appeared to be lava rock, or some sort of volcanic substance.

One of the council members broke the news to Paul and me that the rest of the way we were to be blindfolded, regretting that this would make that part of the journey very difficult for us. dust before we stumbled blindly along on the last leg of our journey, we asked of the whereabouts of Itzla Chelan, and we were informed by one of the council members that he had gone ahead, leaving the two councilmen and two of the safari to assist Paul and me along the path.

After explaining the necessity for the blindfold, the council member bade us close our eyes. He then placed large folded papaya leaves over our eyes, and placed on top of the leaves a heavily woven band, securing it in a fashion that it was impossible for any light to penetrate.

Soon we were on the march, one of the councilmen and one of the safari assisting me and one of the councilmen and one of the safari assisting Paul. Our assistants were very thoughtful, when there was an unusually high step, one of them would tell us to be ready for the next step, and so eased the jolting considerably. On going down the sharp inclines, one of them would step in front of us, place our hands on his shoulders, and the other would step behind us, with his hands on our shoulders, guiding us as we kept in step.

After stopping to rest many times, we came to the end of what seemed to be an endless chain of high mountains, low valleys, mucky swamp lands, and desert land. For five hours we had walked through the disturbing terrain before being informed that our journey had come to a close. This was, indeed, welcome news.

We were assisted into a sitting position where our blindfolds were removed making us much more comfortable. As soon as our eyes became accustomed to the light, Itzla Chelan warmly welcomed us and motioned for us to follow him, lie led us a short distance through thick jungle growth to a small clearing. On the far side of the clearing two white blankets were suspended from the low branches of the trees. Immediately in front of these blankets was an altar-like pedestal covered with another white blanket upon which rested, unopened, one of the books of the Golden Library!

Opposite Paul and me, and on the other side of the pedestal, took Itzla Chelan with his two councilmen. The two members of the safari who had assisted Paul and me along the trail, were nowhere to be seen. Itzla Chelan invited Paul and me to examine the book, which we did with very great reverence.

The top and bottom covers of the book were of a white marble-like stone about a quarter of an inch thick. These pieces of stone measured about ten inches long. Between these two thin slabs of stone were the leaves, which were about nine and one-half inches wide and thirteen inches in length. The leaves of this book were composed of metal, which Paul and I took to be brass or copper of a very light hue.

As we lifted the book we knew immediately by its weight that its leaves were not made of gold. These leaves were about the thickness of three or four sheets of ordinary bond typing paper. The book was held together by three small metal rings spaced equally apart at the back of the book. At the center top, and center bottom, as well as the center front, were placed additional rings like those in the back of the book, holding it closed together.

We were permitted to open the book and examine its contents. By unlocking and lifting out the rings 30 31

in the center front, top and bottom, the exquisitely polished stone cover was turned back, exposing the very finely hammered metal plates. Delicately chiseled into the metal sheets were characters which Paul and I, during any part of our career, had never seen anything exactly like it.

Turning page after page, we saw these curious characters and questioned Itzla about them. He casually shrugged his shoulders, smiled and said, “That is the written Voice that spoke sometime close to the beginning.

When asked if there were any other books that resembled this one, he very readily answered that there are many others from whence this one came; many of them larger, but none smaller than this one. There are many different tongues that are used in the remaining ones. Wishing to press him no farther, we refrained from questioning him about the others, for we were highly elated over being privileged to see this one book.

Near sundown Paul and I were still deeply engrossed in the book but Itzla Chelan told us that we :should make ready for the night as we would remain at this spot until morning. We obediently went about the task of making ourselves comfortable for the night, then went over to look upon this book again. Soon darkness overtook us and we settled down to sleep. Prior to our retiring, we both distinctly remember seeing the book on the blanket, and the other two blankets hanging from the trees which we spoke of before going to sleep.

Upon awakening the next morning, we were greeted by Itzla Chelan and the other members of our party. Looking at once to the spot where the Golden Library book had rested the night before, we saw no trace of its having been there. Seeing our wistful glance, Itzla Chelan told us that during the night he had re- turned it to its place among the other books of the Golden Library which remained hidden somewhere in that country.

After a rather leisurely breakfast, we made preparations to return to Itzla Chelon’s people and the other members of the expedition. The blindfolds were again placed over our eyes before departure for our return trip, and we were informed by one of the councilmen that we would return over the same route that we had taken to bring us to our present whereabouts.

Our having traversed this trail made it no easier to travel under the same conditions. After numerous rests and traveling all day, our blindfolds were removed by Itzla Chelan in the late afternoon. Making camp here the first night, we traveled unblindfolded for the next few days and nights, resting for a short time at long intervals, and after an uneventful trip found ourselves back in Itzla Chelan’s country with our friends.

The success of our trip greatly excited our expedition party. We had been gone fifteen days and they were becoming concerned about our safety. Putting their fears at rest, we described our adventure through the biggest part of the night. We told them all that has been told here, and after they seemed well satisfied at hearing our experiences, we all retired for a much needed sleep.

The following morning we went about our daily routine as we had done before with Itzla Chelan’s people. Three days later we were informed that we were to prepare to move again the following day. Upon arising the following day, we were called before Itzla Chelan. After our usual opening greetings that lasted about thirty minutes, he informed Paul and me that he would send an escort to take us back to the point from which we started prior to our coming into Itzla Chelan’s country. 32

We prepared at once to depart. He gave us all a very fine send off, and invited Paul and me to visit him again at a later date. After twelve days of uneventful travel, our escort told us that their part of the journey was ended awl they were to return to Itzla Chelan. After a brief farewell, they were going back to their people and we were returning to the “civilized world” again. Our mission had been successfully completed.


Back to Echa Tah Echa Nah

(“Wherefore, I will that all men shall repent for all are under sin, except those which I have reserved unto myself, holy men ye know not of. ” (See Doctrine and Covenants, 498. ) These are they -NCP.

After completing Five expeditions with the various organizations mentioned heretofore, Paul and I decided to freelance. We obtained a two year permit to do research and archaeological work in Old Mexico. After freelancing in Mitla, Monte Alban, Ticul, Pugil, Tecas, Uxmal and Palenque, we decided to abandon our trip and return to the land of the Chigaraguans.

Fifteen days later found us with this charming group quietly celebrating our return. Within a few days we had accustomed ourselves and settled down to the quiet, peaceful living of this people. Daily we would assist the various craftsmen such as the weavers, pottery makers, leather workers and herdsmen, and visit the farmers and other people in nearby communities.

Our work with the weavers consisted of either Paul and I carding or spinning wool, setting up looms or bleaching and washing the wool. Many times we would weave the sides, arms, or backs of the robes worn by all the tribe. 34 35

Pottery work consisted of our mixing clay. Often we patterned and made in our very crude way, bowls, VASQS, and other useful articles. The pottery workers themselves are highly skilled craftsmen in their art; therefore Paul and I offered no serious competition. Their blending of clay and lire baking is without any parallel. All of their products are made to near perfection of modern fire baking, even though they use the primitive methods which they have followed from the beginning.

Plates are a trifle larger than our ordinary dinner plates. Instead of using saucers with the cups they have little bowls the cups sit in. The contents of the cups are poured into the little bowl and sipped. Beautiful and intricate designs, both geometrical, and plant, bird and animal life are used in decorating these priceless artifacts. Three predominating colors are used -blue, shell pink, and golden yellow; these being blended into soft pastel shades against a white background.

Before baking the pottery ware, and while the clay is still wet, the designs are cut into the clay with a sharp instrument, the color desired pressed into the grooves with the fingertips, and finished with a fine wooden instrument to prevent spreading while making. The finished product is an exquisite example of intricate inlay work.

During the periods when there is no immediate need of pottery by the people, the designers plan and make various pieces of pottery to be used for ornamental purposes. Wall plaques are of a more elaborate design than that used on the dinnerware. As an example of some of the beautiful designs carried out on these plaques, the bird pattern is average.

After the colors have been baked into the clay, feathers from the bird depicted in the design, are glued onto the plaque making the pattern appear lifelike. However, before the feathers are attached to the plaque, they are bleached and dyed in one of the three colors. No other colors are used. Dark brown or black are strictly taboo. Harsh colors are never seen. Other designs are carried out in the same way. By the exactness and precision of their geometrical patterns, one would think they have all the modern facilities of exacting measurements. However, all is done in their crude, simple way.

Leather working is of quite simple methods. The tanning of the leather is done under the same method as Indians of old have followed. All leather is bleached white that is used for making their pack-boots. All other leather that is used for making harness and other articles is left in its natural color. No leather work has any kind of design on it.

The farmers and herdsmen are really one and the same, as the herding is done in rotation by each farmer for his neighbor as it comes his turn. All goats are tended by one person, horses by another, turkeys by still another, sheep and all others likewise. Each herdsman leaves his farm work on the day he is to tend the herd. During his absence from the farm, his next door neighbor tends to the herdsman’s place, doing his chores for that one day. Paul and I took our turns along with the others in all these things. 1

During the nine months and sixteen days that we lived with the Chigaraguan people, Paul and I were

1) These people have a perfect United Order and do not use money as they have no need for it. Natoni Nexbah related that when he offered Echa Tah Echa Nah some Mexican pesos for some moccasins that he admired, they were rejected with this soft reproach. “My son, our hills are full of that metal. We find it useful only for tools and ornaments. ” –NCP. 36 37

given a small home by Echa Tah Echa Nah. It was crude and simple and very comfortable, but lacking the modern conveniences and facilities we had known in our world. Radios and electricity, are unknown, as well as many of the comfort giving luxuries that are to be had in the so-called civilized world. The cooking was done en a very crude clay stove in the yard, and all other houses are so arranged. Foods are cooked outside to eliminate the heat and odors of food remaining in the houses.

At the close of the day, after all the chores and work are completed, it has been the custom from the beginning of the Chigaraguan people for each community to gather around a huge fire. After the fires have been lit, discussions of the events of the day are followed by the muffled tones of the tom toms, accompanied by the people singing and chanting their native songs. The grownups who feel quite gay and the children dance and sing to the music of the reed-blowers and the tom toms.

As the fires die out, the deep-throated crooning of lullabies drifts on the soft, blossom-scented night breezes. As the children drop off to sleep and are carried to their homes, quietude settles over the moon-bathed village. The firelighter is the last to leave. He chats softly with those who linger near the last glowing embers of the bonfire. When he has completed his task of extinguishing the last glowing embers, each bids the other pleasant dreams and turns homeward with a singing heart.

The reed-blowers as well as the tom tom drummers have no written music, yet the pattern of harmony and timing is very enthralling. Their music is sweet and plaintive and truly beautiful. To the writer, the high notes of the reeds seemed only a whisper, yet were quite clear, and are most touching and lovely. The memories of each night that Paul and I shared with these people around the huge fires are held very dear and reverently in our hearts.

Those serene and trusting people welcomed Paul and me, not only into their social life, but also expected us to enter into their religious activities with as much dignity and grace. On various parts of their homeland we found their temples of worship, and we were permitted to enter them at any time we desired.

Upon entering the temple, the seating arrangement of the congregation differs greatly from ours. All the men are seated on one side of the building, and the ladies on the opposite side, while the children are seated in the center section. These meetings are held in deep reverence, and the services last from one and a half hours to two hours. No one, not even the children shows the least bit of restlessness.

The meetings are usually presided over by one of the council members, who opens with prayer, followed by a short, simple prayer by each child, who gives a gentle tap on his chair as the signal to the next child that it is his turn to pray. Upon completion of prayer by the children, the ladies pray, tapping their signals as the children did. When the ladies’ prayers are completed the men pray in the same manner.

When prayer services are finished, many things are discussed, both religious and social, among the people with their leader. All their problems are solved at this one great place of meeting. For deeper and more sacred religious rituals, all the people gather at the Most Sacred Temple, which is used for religious purposes only.

In this Temple the most sacred rites are administered, such as marriages, baptisms, blessings, and the last rites for the dead. Every thirteenth and twenty-sixth day is set aside for the gathering of the people

into this Most Sacred Temple. Always present at the meetings is Echa Tah Echa Nah, their leader, Yin Nah Sha, his first counselor; Aban liar, his second counselor; his twelve council members, and the tribal historian.

A complete record is made of all the activities that take place during these meetings. These records are written on doe skin and painstakingly preserved by the tribal historian for future reference in all time to come. Later on I will go into intricate detail of other religious activities in which Paul and I had the honor and pleasure of participating.


Echa Tah Echa Nah, The Man


“. . and he shall be magnified over all the world. “

(The Testament of Levi. )


A small room adjoining the Most Sacred Temple has been set aside for the library where all the records of both sacred and historical nature are kept. These are records pertaining to the Chigaraguan people from the beginning of their history up to the present time. They date back prior to 480 B. C. , and have been written on parchment and skins, some upon metal plates. Records are there in many of the old world languages of ancient times, such as Sumerian, Cuthic, Aryan, Chaldean, Sanskrit, Hittite, First and Second Hebrew, Assyrian; First, Second and Third Egyptian, as well as Moabite. Many are written in hieroglyphics, pictographs, and petroglyphs, as well as those written at later dates, or in modified versions of these languages. Many times Paul and I went there with Echa Tah Echa Nah who read to us and described to us many events of the long, dead past.

Since Echa Tah Echa Nah has not been described previously, this opportunity will be taken to introduce him to our readers so you will understand and know why all Indian people hold him in such great reverence like they do. He is not a giant of a man, however, he stands at a height of about six feet three inches. His weight is approximately two hundred and thirty pounds. He has a very beautiful carriage, very straight and erect, moving along with such grace that he seems to glide rather than walk. It would he hard to believe that he has reached the advanced age of ninety, which he was at the time that we were visiting him. (1936).

A lion head rests upon massive shoulders, his hair is abundant and snow white, worn similar to the Navajo with a large bob bound with wool yarn at the back of his head. The characteristics of his face show calmness and serenity, and very great kindness yet one can readily know that he has the ability to be very stern, firm and hard. His eyes are the most commanding feature, changing in color from dark blue to black, brown, or hazel, depending upon the depth of emotion brought about by the subject under discussion. 4o

It is at once apparent that he is a man of divine inspiration and wisdom. Paul and I were amazed when we learned of his vast knowledge of the various ancient languages, his ability to translate fluently and at random any one of the long dead tongues found in the mammoth library. Regardless of the ancient manuscript from which he was reading, he could translate into the Aztecaza language. He also speaks numerous modern languages, conversing with me in all those known to me and others that I did not know.

He discussed with us many things pertaining to the Chigaraguan people, their mode of living, their laws, religion and beliefs in the past as well as the present. He dwelt at length upon great events that had occurred from the beginning up to the present, and far into the distant future. The longer we stayed and became more acquainted with their beliefs and customs, the deeper he delved into the past, even hack to the Ancient of Ancients.


Christ’s Visit To America

Our visits to the quiet, mellow library became more frequent. At these times he would describe the most sacred events that had occurred to the people. His description of Christ’s visitation was the most thrilling of all those he related to us. The night before he started to describe this visit to us, we met in the library, and he said at the rising of the sun we would meet and go into the Most Sacred Temple for prayer. Just at sunrise the following morning we met at the designated place, having arising earlier and eaten a hearty breakfast. We entered into the Temple and prayed. After praying we remained in the Temple for meditation, then returned to the library.

While Paul and I seated ourselves, he brought from a small receptacle a large white doeskin, which he unrolled and spread on the table before him. The tribal historian joined us almost at once, and while he was seating himself, Ecba Tah Echa Nah, touching lightly the top corners of the doeskin, looked steadily out of the window with the most wistful expression, as though he were waiting for the answer to a silent prayer. By a slight change of expression we could tell that the answer had come. Than he began to read from the doeskin. I will not attempt to pass on to you word for word the contents of the manuscript that he read to us, but to the best of my ability, I will explain all that I can remember as Echa Tah Echa Nah told it to us.


There were three days and nights of total darkness, great storms of wind and rain arose. Earthquakes raged until the morning of the fourth day. During this horrible catastrophe, the Chigaraguans of that time gathered into the temple, remaining there until the morning of the fourth day, when the sun rose as usual, the earthquakes and storms having subsided. The people left the temples and went about repairing the damages done by this disaster.

Just before noontime, the people became greatly distressed due to a light in the sky. It was of much greater brilliance than the sun, and directing its progress slowly earthward, coming straight to the Chigaraguan city. Again the people rushed to the temples, many of them prostrating themselves upon the ground, believing that after three days and nights of darkness and destruction, followed by this unusual light, this was truly the end of their existence.

A few people, braver than the others who were prostrate upon the earth, watched the approach of this light as it came toward them. As it drew nearer, they could discern the outline of the body of a heavenly personage. Around this personage, (many of the Chigaraguans believe to this day), was a robe made of quetzal bird feathers. (The author believes, however, that in the confusion they mistook the halo of light around Christ for what they believed to be a feathered robe around Him. )

As this personage touched the earth and walked among the prostrate upon the ground, the Echa Tah Echa Nah of that time, came forth from the temple to greet Him, inviting him into the temple. The wise-men were assembled and as many people as could get into the temple remained there to listen to this great spiritual being. He showed them His pierced hands and feet, and the wound in His side, and told them of His crucifixion and resurrection, and how He must visit other people of other places.

During His five day visit with the Chigaraguan people, He taught them of all the laws and commandments of His Father in Heaven, Whom they should worship. promising them that if they would live and abide by His laws and commandments, someday He would return and live with them again. He also instructed the wise men to have the laws and commandments that He had given them, written upon that which would never wear away, and that they should be given to the people nearby the Chigaraguans, that they also might follow the same teachings and commandments.

On the morning of the sixth day, they assembled in the temple where He reminded them again of His laws and commandments, which He had given them. He prayed to His Father in Heaven, and in the name of the Father, blessed all the Chigaraguan people, and told them He could remain with them no longer, but had to visit other people of the earth. Then, in a blinding flash of light, He ascended into the sky from whence He had come.

Immediately after Christ’s departure, the Echa Tah Echa Nah of that time commanded that the laws and commandments be written upon metal plates and be given to the others nearby, that they also could abide by and follow them as He had commanded. From that day to the present time the Chigaraguan people have abided by these laws, isolating themselves from the rest of the world, wanting no contact with the outside to deter them from their purpose and their beliefs, always keeping themselves as near perfect as possible, as they expect Him again to visit them at any time, and wish to be always ready to meet Him.

The other tribes to whom the plates were given, lived and abided by them very faithfully for a space of about three-hundred years. At the height of their civilization, becoming vastly wealthy and powerful. The evil forces soon began to grow among the people causing them to become drunken with success and falling away from the commandments that had been given to them.

Soon there became two factions, the good and the evil. The evil forces made war upon the good. The Chigaraguan people call this the Great War, the beginning of which is not known, but probably between 300 A. D. and 350 A. D. Prior to the height of the battles in the Great War, many of the people fled to the north-east, and to the south. Those who managed to escape, especially those going south, married into other tribes whose language differed from the former language of the refugees.

There is no recording of how long the Great War lasted, which no doubt continued over a period of a great many years. At any rate, it lasted long enough for the people to forget their native tongue and when they returned to their abandoned cities after the close of the war, none could speak his former tongue. Over a period of time the survivors created a new language which became universally used among the people. A new key of hieroglyphics, pictographs and petroglyphs was introduced at the same time, which now still survives among this people. The old key of languages and writings used prior to the Great War was completely lost, and to this day less than twenty percent of these writings have been successfully interpreted.

Many Indian tribes surrounding the Chigaraguans have jealously guarded and preserved their original language and writings, using the same now as they did in the beginning of their inhabiting Mexico, which was approximately 480 B. C. The Great War is seldom spoken of by other Indian people, as it is only legendary among them, however, the Chigaraguans are the only ones who have a written record of the momentous event. –Thus ended the words of Echa Tah Echa Nah at this time.


Many of the laws and customs, as well as the rituals of the Chigaraguans differ from those of other Indian people. They are deeply sincere in their religious rituals and ceremonies, especially those pertaining to marriage. They follow these laws and customs more rigidly, with more sincerity and reverence than any other known group of Indian people.

It is their practice to pray six to eight times a day. Upon arising, they face the east and give a short prayer of thanks for the night’s rest, the privilege of being alive and in good health. At breakfast-time another prayer of thanksgiving is offered. During the mid-morning, as people go about their duties, a prayer is voiced in thankfulness for the condition of their crops, livestock, and other things they possess. A thanksgiving prayer is said at noontime for the abundance of food that is placed before them. When the evening meal is served, some member of the family again offers thanks. The smallest child may be the one to voice the prayer for the family.

While the groups are assembled around the huge evening fires, someone offers prayer for the welfare and happiness of everyone in the group. Upon retiring each individual prays. The custom upon offering grayer is that the individual bows his head, folds his hands, and humbly voices the opening of the prayer as follows:

“Almighty Creator of all the earth people and of all living things, ‘speak to Thee. ” He then lifts his 46

hands, palms upward toward the sky, as he continues with his prayer. Men, women and children all offer prayer in the same manner.


In the early hours of the morning, the people go about their work, but during the hottest part of the day it is customary for them to retire indoors until the heat has subsided. It is like the Mexican siesta. Then they complete their chores for the day around sundown. As the lengthening shadows fade into darkness, and the families begin to group around the evening fires, the young men go calling on girls of their choice to escort them to the gatherings, along with their family. There is no hesitancy or shyness connected with the association of the young men and women. Everyone considers their interest a natural thing and welcomes the opportunity to encourage and cultivate this mutual attraction into courtship and marriage.

Marriage at a young or tender age is strictly taboo, and is unheard of. A young man or young lady is around twenty-one or twenty-two before serious courtship begins. Courtships usually last from four to seven months at least. When the young couple sets the data for their wedding, all the people in the community know about it. Good wishes and congratulations are sent by runner from one community to the other for the couple.

On the day designated, everyone gathers into the Temple to witness this most sacred of all ceremonies. No gifts are brought on this occasion, but everything has been made ready for the couple to set up housekeeping as soon as the ceremony is completed.

As soon as the community in which the young people are to live, learn of the date of their marriage everyone in the community get together to make ready the home of the newlyweds, The men and boys build the house, setup fences and get together the working tools, stock, feedstuff, and all the things the husband will need. The women gather to make the wool into blankets, coverlets, and all manner of things for the young wife to-be to keep house with, storing the cupboards with every kind of food in the community. The various craftsmen contribute whatever is desired to complete the comfort and necessities of the future. Neither the bride nor groom has a hand in these preparations whatsoever.

The actual wedding ceremony is solemnized by one of the high council members. These ceremonies are a very sacred event, and all things that are done and said are not to be spoken of outside of the people who know of the sacredness of it. Therefore, the writer refrains from going into minute detail. However, the most beautiful and significant part of the ceremony is the final vow that the couple takes. In the presence of all those assembled as witnesses, and the council members, the couple is escorted by their parents to the baptismal font, where they are submerged with arms and hands locked, by the three highest council members. 1 This completes the Temple Ceremony.

1) It used to be mandatory for LDS couples to be re-baptized at the time of their temple marriage. In-fact, this writer’s parents as well as his wife’s parents were re-baptized at the time of their marriage. Re-baptism for many special reasons was very commonplace among the early LDS, and is also reflected in the Book of Mormon in several places such as Alma and his 450 souls who fled from King Noah were all re-baptized at the Waters of Mormon. At the coming of the Messiah, all the survivors were re-baptized, and in Moroni, 6:1, we read of elders, priests and teachers being re-baptized. Infect, Christ told them that if anyone partook unworthily of the sacrament, they must not be cast out, but should repent and be baptized. See Ogden Kraut’s documented booklet on Re-baptism. 4. 8

Divorce among these people is unknown. They have never heard of such a thing. They know that marriage is not just for this life, but continues throughout all eternity.

When the young couple is settled in the routine of home-making, they go to great lengths to keep their minds and bodies fit to bring a child into the world. The child is planned for and the plans are discussed with the sages of the tribe, for the best good of all concerned. After the first child is born, it is the law of the people that only once every seven years should a mother bear a child, and this law is adhered to rigidly.


In connection with the first visit of the writer to the Chigaraguan people, it was mentioned that there are no known vices, such as liquor in any form tobacco, or any habit forming concoctions that would be detrimental to the mind and body. Over-indulgence In anything is not known there. There wants and needs are few and simple.

1) Obviously this law was necessary to achieve population control for the limited space in their hidden valley, where they had to maintain complete isolation from the world. They may possibly accomplish birth control through use of contraceptive herbs well known to other Indian tribes. Their real mission was to be the custodians of the sacred records that will be a special witness in the last days; and they are also to live as “holy men without sin that ye know not of, ” referred to in D&C, 49:8. Also they were to receive and hold the Keys of the Kingdom which were lost to us through our having rejected the fullness of the Gospel in 1890, when we officially ceased the practice of United Order and Plural Marriage, and discontinued other vital doctrines.


As the bonds between this people and Paul and me strengthened, the writer was adopted by the leader Echa Tah Echa Nah, as his son through the blood ritual. It was after this adoption that we were privileged to visit the library where Echa Tah Echa Nah read to us of the many catastrophes that had occurred, not only on the western hemisphere, but in till parts of the world during all ages.

He also read to us numerous things that were to transpire in the future. One of the most astounding predictions that be read to us at this time was in regard to World War II, with the tragedies left in its wake, oven up to the present time. Other things he spoke of regarding the future will be mentioned further on in this book.

The invasion of the Spaniards was discussed at great length. He told us of the destruction that was wrought upon the mighty Aztec nation at the height of its civilization; which bears out the truth of the story known to the world of how Cortez conquered Mexico. To hear the story coming from the lips of one who had the original records before him, was awe inspiring and tremendously interesting. The dullness of school day history books flitted momentarily in my mind as insignificant.

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The Great White Chief Part 3

This entry is part 7 of 34 in the series 2010B

Posted May 12, 2010
From The Sacred Records

I am the thirty-second Echa Tah Echa Nah (The Mighty and Wise One) since the first one. This title has passed from father to son in true patriarchal order. I shall now read the words of Christ from the sacred records.

Mortals of this star, ‘ -I am sent to save you from ruin. I come before you from Him to teach you. For Tam sent to live your lives, suffer your sorrows, weep your tears, and die your deaths. For through me shall ye reach Him. For I shall demand thy love and true belief; and through Him, my Father, shall ye attain immortal life.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they seek the pure in heart. Blessed are the pure in mind, for they shall seek the pure in mind. For those that are pure in heart and pure in mind shall see the light, and they shall see their God.

And he shall call them one by one, who have labored for Him on earth, to bring the righteous to Him, and He shall say unto them, Lay thy burdens down at my feet, and live with me for evermore.

And be said unto the Echa Tah Echa Nah of that time: As I visited my other sheep of other folds and taught them the words of my Father, I am now come here among you to teach you, as I have taught them. 51

And I give unto you these commandments and laws, and you shall teach them unto your people. And ye shall have records made of the writings of my laws and commandments. And these written laws and commandments shall be taken to others. But in your own minds and in your hearts, shall you always remember my laws and commandments, you and your people, and they and their people, through many generations to come, shall ye live and abide by the laws I have given unto you.

And the laws which you shall write, shall be taken forth and given to others; and they shall keep them, and live and abide by them. Then shall there be wars and destruction among them, and I shall command that these things shall be lost unto them for many generations.

These laws and commandments shall be restored and resurrected. For unto him I will give the power to completely restore and resurrect all the laws and commandments of my Father. 1

And he and others whom he has taught, shall go forth and teach the laws and commandments that I have given you. And they shall retain it and hold it for a time. And then they shall fall away from these teachings and commandments which l have caused to be restored among them.

And I shall take from them the power that I have given unto them, and T will return it back unto you unto whom I have given it first.

1) This is obviously the Prophet Joseph Smith through whom the restoration was made.

1) This is, “The Star God City, ” Symbol: The Morning Star.

2) Here is the fulfillment of Christ’s promise


And in many generations to come, he, who in my blood line succeeds you, will retain all powers. 1 And he, (the last Mighty and Wise One) shall go forth, and he shall find one upon whom he shall restore the power, and together they shall restore and resurrect all my commandments and teachings that I have given from the beginning. 4

in 3 Nephi, 16:12, while addressing the assembled Nephites and Lamanites, “And I will show unto thee O house of Israel, that the (LDS Believing Gentiles) shall not have (Priesthood) power over you. ” He had just explained that the day would come when “the believing Gentiles would sin against His gospel and do all manner of iniquities, and reject the fullness of His gospel. It would be well here for you to review my book, THE 3i YEARS, and see how the Keys of the Kingdom were actually taken to the Great White Chief.

3) Again review THE 3 1/2 YEARS, and see how the great Welch Prince Madoc, who was of the lineage of Christ, came to America in 1164, with a large number of Welchmen. Madoc would have come into the lineage of the Echa Tah Echa Nah of his time, by special adoption through the blood ritual. “The Keys, Power and Authority of the Kingdom of God are in the lineage of Christ, ” said Heber C. Kimball.

4) This is probably the special spokesman that was promised to this Choice Seer in 2 Nephi, 3:17-18. The Books of Mormon published between 1900 and 1920 have a footnote identifying this Choice Seer as “a future Indian Prophet. ” Please note the following reference about the special spokesman for this Choice Seer: “And the Lord said, T will raise up a Moses; and I will give power unto him in a rod; and I will give judgment unto him in writing. Yet I will not make him mighty in speaking. But I will write unto him my law, by the finger of mine own hand; and I will make a spokesman for him. ” This event should take place In connection with the setting-in-order of the Church.


Christ On The Mysteries


And he, Christ, spoke to them and did say, I am the way and the resurrection. For they who believe in me and my Father, shall have everlasting life. And in my Father’s Kingdom you shall find your companions who are beyond all imagination, fair and faithful who have lived on earth in their temples of clay. But through their belief in me and the Father, have their spirits entered into the Kingdom of Heaven.

If love and faith abide in you, then you shall seek me. And if you seek me, you shall find what you have sought. For if you come unto me first, I shall come unto you, and then shall you rejoice. For it is the promise of my Father if you seek me first, then greater joys and blessings shall be added unto you; and you shall have a place in my Father’s home. And by your faith in Him through me, shall you dwell with Him forever more. But you must believe in me first.

And he said unto them: Behold, the mysteries of the universe I give unto those who have undying faith in me and my Father’s words. To the faithful ones, I leave the answers to some of the mysteries of the universe, the cosmic forces, and all great wonders which I and my Father alone possess. Nay, not all of them do I give, for they are beyond the imagination of the greatest teachers and pupils; but to those who are worthy. I shall permit them to see beyond the outer door. . . the majestic, ever-working intelligence of my Father and me.

To the Chaldeans, Cuthic, Egyptians, Persians, Sumarians, Cannanites, Arabians, Assyrians, Israelites, Tibetans, yea, unto all who have been faithful and followed my teachings, shall I make known the glory and knowledge of the ever revolving forces and powers of the unknown universe, which is the center from Which all things have been born. They shall be my teachers and leaders through all time. And from among them I shall send prophets of my own choosing among the people of the earth, to carry on the work of my Father and me.


Before my coming, there shall be desolation in the east, and there shall be desolation in the west. And from the four corners of the earth, my people shall come to build the Great Temple. And it shall be a Temple within four walls; and a city shall be built within four walls: and it shall be called the New Jerusalem.

Yea, and before my coming, an ever-moving teaching of my Father’s works must go on until my coming. And I shall enter the New Jerusalem, and I shall be riding upon a she ass, and a young one shall walk by her side; for I shall enter the New Jerusalem as I entered the Old Jerusalem.

And Michael, the Archangel, shall come first, as he was at Adam-Ondi-Ahman. And others who have been faithful, who gave forth my Father’s commandments, shall enter into the New Jerusalem. And there shall be twelve; and John the beloved, shall sit upon my right, and six upon my left. And there shall_ we dwell in the New Jerusalem in the House of my Father forever and ever.


On The New Age


And after this world has spent itself out in its orgy of greed, sin, hate and evil, then shall the earth stop shaking and all shall be quiet and peaceful again. Then shall we go forth from our city, and bring our records, which we have faithfully kept. And to those who are still living, we shall teach our way of brotherly love and kindness, which Christ brought and taught us so many years ago. No more sin, hate, scorn and greed shall prevail; but we shall again live in peace and harmony and love, as we have lived for so long a time in the Valley of the Blue Moon.

For was Christ not born as a baby, grew and lived among men, and taught them how to suffer, how to live, and how to worship and pray: and was crucified and died; was resurrected, and then returned to the Father in Heaven, His mission on earth completed?

But man’s mission for the Father, through Him shall never be completed. For as there is a rise and fall, so shall man’s worship to Dim and the Father be. For it shall go on and be timeless as all eternity. For the Son of God was and is the Savior of the earth!

And it shall be that in the last days a generation shall be as in the days of Noah. It shall be that the earth shall give forth the commandments that are the work of one whom I entrusted. And it shall


be that they shall not be brought forth until the one unto whom I speak, is commanded.

And it shall be known that many of my works shall be placed in the earth, and shall come forth in times of distress. And it shall be that they will give forth light as a star in the black of night. And it shall be known to all who believe in my commandments, that they shall know the writings of mine scribes in my name.

For years the battle raged among them to the north, and the south, and the east, and the west. And it has been as the Pharisees and the Egyptians, the fair skin, and the dark skin. And it shall be that they shall destroy themselves. And the prophets shall tell the scribes, and the scribes shall write, and they shall be placed in the earth. And in the latter-days shall they come forth. Yea, in the times of distress shall they come forth.

And it shall be that one, by the power given him by the Creator, shall tell of this as it was written by the scribes. And thus it shall be. And all but a few shall be his enemy. And it shall be told as I tell it now, of your lineage, and of your coming over the wall as a growing vine. ‘

After the earthly destructions, and the cleansing of the earth, then shall the great Holy Temple at the New Jerusalem be built. After the Temple is done and the Holy City is started, then shall I come to earth again. And Michael, the Archangel, Abraham, Isaac, Isaiah, John the beloved, and all the prophets of old, and all the prophets of new, shall come. And I shall say unto the people, Why did ye not hearken unto the prophets and heed them? For I sent them, and my Father sent them to speak unto you.

1) This is the reason for the title BRANCH Pro-let. Lehi went over the wall to America. (See 2Ne. 3:5).


Christ On John The Beloved

Listen, my son, and remember well the words I read unto you, And Echa Tah Echa Nah continued to read the words of Christ as recorded in the sacred records:

And on the last day He called His disciples to Him and said: What ask ye of me before I return to my Father in Heaven? And they looked at Him and then at one another. And then did one say, My desire is to teach Thy commandments and then to return to Thee with Thy Father. And others did say the same.

After granting them their desires He spake unto John and did say: John, thou hast sat upon my right. Why dost thou not speak?

And John did say, Master, Thou hast granted the wishes of my brothers: my wish and my desire from Thee is to forever, or until Thou returnest again as Thou hast promised. . . to teach the words of Thy commandments, and of Thy Father.

He called John from the others, and did say: John, my beloved, thou who art unselfish, and who desireth to teach the commandments of me and my Father, thy desire I shall grant in the name of my Father. Thou shalt remain upon the earth, and thou shalt not feel the sting of death. O John, my beloved, I place upon thee in the name of my Father, the power to carry on the Father’s commandments in my name, after I have returned to my place in my Father’s Kingdom, And I give unto thee all my powers on earth, but not in heaven. And I command that thou shalt be over all whom I have left on earth, who follow my commandments and teachings. 1 (See footnote next page. ) 58

And John did kneel before Him and He did place His hands upon John’s head, and did bless him and did say, John, my beloved, thou shalt go to all corners of the earth, and thou shalt be in command until I return to the earth again.

Then He did call them all together, and to one He did say -Thou shalt go to Tina; and Ile said to another, Thou shalt go to Israel. And to another, Thou shalt go to Joffa: and to another. Thou shalt go to Smyrna. To another He said, Thou shalt go to Egypt. To another He said, Thou shalt go to Damascus. And He said to Paul, Thou shalt go to Greece. And to the remaining ones He said: Ye shall remain in Jerusalem, and ye shall teach my people. Hearken ye to the words of John the beloved, whom I leave in charge until I return again. ‘

And Paul did say, By what sign will we know of Thy coming again, Master? And He said unto them: Hearken unto my words, I will return again like a thief in the night. Not even the angels in heaven know of my coming. I know not myself, only my Father in Heaven knows.

Then He called them and did pray unto His Father and then said unto them as a cloud of fire surrounded Him. I leave you in peace and return to my Father, for my mission here is fulfilled. And then did He ascend.

1) There need be no conflict or misunderstanding here about the Apostle Peter having received the Keys of the Kingdom from Christ, hence being senior to John. However, Peter was soon martyred, while John and the Three Nephite Apostles remained “until His coming, ” with John as the Senior Authority on earth “over all who follow His commandments and His teachings. ” The Prophet Joseph said that John is now with the Ten Tribes, preparing them for their return. John is also an Elias “to restore all things. ” (See D&C, 77:14. )–See also John, 21:23; D&C, Sec. 7.


On Patience And Tolerance


For unto all men I give this great knowledge-to know that within them they possess patience and tolerance. And those that seek to cause their patience and tolerance to grow, shall also seek me, for I am patience and tolerance. And those, who by their right of effort, shall cause their patience and tolerance to grow, shall become Masters, and they shall attain the highest goals. And they shall teach the scholars that which I have willed unto them, and the scholars shall also become Masters. But those who seek not my unbounded limits of patience and tolerance, shall go hack to the bottomless pit, where not but ignorance and vice rule.

Seek ye the unbounded limits that I have willed unto you, and your reward shall be a place in my Father’s realm. For by attaining greater patience and tolerance, ye shall never break my commandments and laws: for they are the foundation of all my teachings. For what greater joys and happiness can man know than by his patient and tolerant teaching of my words and the commandments of my Father? For those that know not of patience and tolerance, know not of the Father and me.


In Arabia. . . ABDOLLA, ABDUL, his brother, and SHULALLA, his wife. (They owned Hammamma, the white steed who sought the companionship of the humble ass upon which Christ rode. ) In Turkey. . . KASHMA PAL. In India. . . SMAI EOGISS SOKOHN. In Tibet. . . KANGIAS SAN. In Persia. . . ABDU SNA KANDIS. In Egypt. . . FAUD FAROK CHEE KOPT. 6o

AZTECA DIALECT (Reformed Egyptian)

CHEXA MIYE KUCULCAN (In the beginning was God. )

COPAN, KOBA, KEN (Father, Son Holy Ghost. )


KNAB (Judas). XAIM (Simon). TEKA (Thomas). CHAMP (James) JEHU (John). ZOLTE (Phillip). MATAZE (Matthew) PETOPL (Peter) ZACTA (Luke). QUITZA (Stephen) KOBAN (Mark) UBENAZA (Bartholomew)

ABA, KANA, TIP, SEEZ, CHEOP, ZATA. (Other immortals).


NA SA (North). All SA (East). KA SA (West). SOE BA (South).



1. Alle, Pile, kya alezium. . .

2. Ayle, Ayle Eli, Eli. . .

3. Mena, Mena tea mya. . .

4. Kya Ko shorohum. . .

5. Ko-shma ayle Eli. . .


1. Lama, Lama, Eli, Eli. . .

2. Alpha, Omega, Eli, Eli. . .

3. Kam Beta Kappa Mu. . .

4. Lama Delta, Lama Eli. . .

Chapter XV

Christ Visits Chigaraguans


And then did they lift their faces, and lo, they beard Him say: I come among you to teach the laws and commandments of my Father. Seek ye happiness and peace, or seek ye darkness and ignorance?

To other sheep, such as ye are, but not of the same fold, my Father’s words and commandments have brought greater light and understanding.

Then did He show them His hands and feet; and did tell them of His death and resurrection. Then he bade Echa Tah Echa Nah and his council to go to the Sacred Temple. And then did they hear Him pray to His Father in ‘Heaven.

And then did He come before the people, and long after the moon had risen, did they listen to Him preach. And then did the people bow their heads in reverence, as He told them of the glories in Heaven and of His life after death. Then did the people feel His power and inspiration, and then did they worship Him.

And Echa Tah Echa Nah (of that time) did say to the people: Ye shall hearken unto His words and teachings. And you, my people , shall always live and abide by them. And then did the people promise to do so.

And Christ did live among them for many days and He did preach His laws and commandments. And He did cause His laws and commandments to be written on metal plates. 62

And before He left in a great, blinding light that surrounded Him, He promised the people of Echa Tah Echa Nah, if they would live the laws and commandments, as He had taught them, and never depart from them- Someday, I will return and dwell with you again. For now I leave you in peace and comfort; but remember, I shall be with you at all times, now and forever.

And after He had blest them all He did leave in a blinding light that none could look upon.



(Onandagus, Prophet, Colonizer, Warrior and Leader, was sent into the north country from the land of the Chigaraguans long ago to colonize and establish his people. The Prophet Joseph tells of Onandagus having charge of the Nephite warriors from the Rocky Mountains to the east sea, and that he took part in the last great struggle when the Nephites were destroyed. )

(In the state of New York live the Onandaga Indians on their reservation near Cayuga. There are also Onandagus Lake and a cave. The Confederacy of the Iroquois consists of Seneca-Onidah-Mohak-Cayuga Onandagus. )2

1) The Prophet Joseph states in THE WHITE HORSE VISION that the War of Gog and Magog will be “the last great struggle Zion will have to contend with, at the time when the whole of America will be made the Zion of our God. “

2) This footnote will continue on the next page. 63

2) In the foregoing parenthetical remarks of the Indian author, he is referring to an account by the Prophet Joseph in the History of the Church, Vol. 2, PP. 79 and 80, wherein the Camp of Zion was traveling from Kirkland, Ohio, to Jackson County, Missouri, and had arrived at a point near Jacksonville, Ill. on the Illinois River. The Prophet writes:

“During our travels we visited several of the mounds which had been thrown up by the ancient inhabitants of this country-the Nephites, Lamanites, etc, and this morning I went up on a high mound, near the river, accompanied by the brethren. From this mound we could overlook the tops of the trees and view the prairie on each side of the river as far as our vision could extend, and the scenery was truly delightful.

“On the top of the mound were stones which presented the appearance of three altars having been erected, one above the other, according to the ancient order, and the remains of bones were strewn over the surface of the ground. The brethren procured a shovel and a hoe, and removing the earth to a depth of about one foot, discovered the skeleton of a man, almost entire: and between his ribs the stone point of a Lamanitish arrow, which evidently had produced his death. Elder Riggs retained the arrow.

“The contemplation of the scenery around us produced peculiar sensations in our bosoms, and subsequently the vision of the past being opened to my understanding by the Spirit of the Almighty, I discovered that the person whose skeleton we had seen was a White Lamanite, a large, thick-set man, a man of God. And his name was ZELPH. He was a warrior and chieftain under THE GREAT PROPHET ONANDAGUS, WHO WAS KNOWN FROM THE EASTERN SEA TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

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The Great White Chief Part 4

This entry is part 8 of 34 in the series 2010B

Posted May 13, 2010

And the legions of all crusaders shall be called. And four and twenty shall be led by Him. And the four and twenty shall be : Adam, Noah, Moses, Abraham, Elijah, John, the Twelve Disciples, the Three Living Prophets who shall never die; the Prophet Onandagus, Echa Tah Echa Nah, and the Old Man of the Mountain.

And their banners shall bear the Sign of the Cross; for the Light from the Cross shall obliterate all darkness from the world, and the Sign of the Cross shall lead the way into the New World of everlasting Peace and Eternity.


Hear me and listen, for I am the Alpha and the Omega. I was there in the beginning, and I shall be there at the ending. And I shall be there at the beginning again. And then there shall be no ending, for I am the Alpha and the Omega.

These are God’s words. . . For I have spoken. . . It is finished. He (the Great White Chief) closed the large, white book, tied the doeskin strings, held his hands on it, reached for his pitch torch and doubted it, and looked out and up into the moon.

Words of Echa Tah Echa Nah

Take heed of this warning- Foster thine own soul, for in thine own hands lies thy fate and destiny. Is there among you a man, a woman, or a child, who dares come forth and say: There is no need of prayer?

When you have slept the brief sleep of death, when your spirit shall leave your temple of clay forever, and you shall step off into eternity, you shall find yourself in a land of glorious opportunities and joys which await you forever. And through all aeons, flowers, rare and imperishable, shall bloom for you. Birds of exquisite form and beauty, shall sing for you. Angels shall be your companions: for there you shall love, and there you shall be loved.

There it shall be a pleasure to want, and in wanting, it shall be a pleasure to ask. For no favor shall be too small or too great, and none shall ever be displeasing to Him.



And now, my son, after the destructions of the earth have ceased and the skies are blue again, then shall I go forth among the people to seek one to carry on my work with me. For many days shall I look for him. And Chi Chi Suma shall be on my left and you, my son, shall be on my right. And together we shall place our hands upon his head, and I will speak, and Chi Chi Suma shall speak, and you shall speak also. And then we shall go forth together to reclaim the lost teachings and laws and commandments. For they shall start at the ending, and shall also start at the beginning. ?or then, all evils and wickedness will be past, and a new world shall begin. 66 67

Then he, whom we have blessed, shall bless two others, and one shall be on his right, and one on his left. And they shall go forth among the people -his people.

And Chi Chi Sutra shall stay on my left, and you shall stay on my right, and we shall go to the east; and there shall establish the Great Temple with the

and there shall we stay and teach. And we shall receive many others to teach. Yea, many others, and they shall go forth and teach until four generations have passed. And then shall we enter into a new beginning. For all then shall be past, and a new world shall be born.

Hear well as I speak, my son. For you shall be the voice, and you shall speak to them, as I read to you. For what I read, you know not, and only as I read and speak to you, my son, so shall you be my voice. And soon you will receive the light, so as you read, so can you speak. -But you must pray for wisdom and light.

I have spoken. . .

It is finished.

Echa Tah Echa Nah.


Remember, my son, remember well. Many people whose minds are in darkness, and who are false believers, will seek to cause you many troubles. Heed not their words, but deceive them not, and let them deceive you not. Hearken not unto their words and their pleadings. Let their voices fall upon deaf ears, for their tongues shall speak many lies and falsehoods, and their writings shall be as poison to you.

Those whom you love, and they who love you, shall doubt you also. For those who do not believe as you believe, shall seek to destroy you. But, my son, you shall find others, and not seek after the old ones. You shall feed their hungry hearts and minds, as I have filled your heart and mind. But remember, the ones whose minds are in darkness, and who are false believers, you shall shun them, and let them seek you not.

There shall be a space of time when all that I have read to you, you shall not remember. But it shall return to your mind, and to the one who is nearest and dearest to you. Those who have placed their fate, their future, their happiness, sorrows and joys in your care. You shall tell them all things which I have read and said unto you, as they return to your memory. For they are a part of you, and you cannot deny the knowledge which you alone possess. But never shall the memory of my words to you be lost to you forever. For I place within your mind these teachings, and they shall be given to the one whom you love and whom you trust. But they shall not be given to the world until the time of the beginning of the end shall approach. And then they who are worthy, shall know of them also I have spoken. . . It is finished.

Echa Tah Echa Nah.


When darkness surrounds you and your heart is heavy, and your mind is weary, and by your own power you see no relief for the great worry which possesses you, then you shall seek the one you love most and who is nearest to you; and together you shall kneel and ask Him to help you to conquer all fear and to strengthen you. For He is willing to help you, if you ask; and He will carry you through all darkness into light again. 69


Our Visit Must End

Not long after the blood ritual of my adoption to the Great White Chief, Paul and I progressed in knowledge of the people and their sacred rituals to the degree of being permitted to take part in the most sacred rituals in the Most Sacred Temple.

Of these things I am not free to speak, but they were inspiring and have given me closer contact with the Source of all living things. These great spiritual experiences have carried me through many trying and hazardous times, even to the present day. Nowhere will there be mention or description of any rituals Paul and I took part in, other than the form of baptism we received. At this baptism we were submerged, each of us, three times, and then had bestowed upon us the most sacred of the Chigaraguan blessings.

As the expiration of our visas was drawing close, we knew that we would soon have to leave the land of the Chigaraguans. We had become one of them, and they had become near and dear to us. It was with pangs of regret that thoughts of our departure intruded upon our minds, but leave we must.

A few days prior to our departure, Echa Tah Echa Nah, The Mighty and Wise One, invited us to come to the sanctuary, where we discussed many things that had taken place during our sojourn there. After extensively reviewing and discussing the laws and rituals of the Chigaraguans to his satisfaction, and that the knowledge, given us by him, was truly deeply embedded in our minds and hearts, he bade us when we returned to our country to follow these instructions:

“My sons, you shall seek and find the people whose laws, traditions, and rituals, and beliefs are the same as ours. You shall tell them about us, then they will know of us; and you will then send us knowledge of your finding them. “

Following the two nights and two days farewell ceremonial, we again visited the Temple where all of the high council members bestowed upon us every touching and inspiring blessing. At the close of the second day, the moon had risen, and all the people had gathered around the fires. Accompanied by the reeds and tom toms, they were singing and chanting as we slowly rode through the gates in company with the mighty Echa Tah Echa Nah, who rode with us a short distance beyond them. Again he reminded us of our mission, speaking very gently and briefly.

As the light of the moon fell upon his face, the serenity and nobility of his features were beautiful beyond words to express. We were still sitting on our horses when he raised his hand in a farewell gesture, and turning from us, rode slowly toward the gates and back to the warmth of the bonfires that we had but a few moments ago shared with him. Lingering in our minds was the beautiful prayer he had often spoken:



Paul and I. reluctantly wended our way up the gentle incline toward the northwest, not daring to 70 71

look back toward those who had become so dear to us. As the distance between us and the village grew, the sounds of the tom toms, reeds, and voices raised in song, faded with the light of the fires into the moonlight night, leaving us silent upon the rough mountain trail. We did not stop until the summit was reached, which was just before dawn. Then the horses were fed and watered, and we had breakfast and slept.

Five days after our departure from the Chigaraguan people, we arrived in Orizaba, Mexico, and from there we went to Mexico City, where we renewed our acquaintance with the luxuries of a modern city.

Shortly after that, we returned to our home in Chinle, Arizona after first visiting with friends for a couple of days as we came through El Paso. However, we knew that our association with the Chigaraguan people would always be a living part of us, although we were far removed from them and our beloved leader in distance only.

At the culmination of several days’ visit with our parents in Chinle, Arizona, we returned to the East to resume our archaeological work. Many interesting artifacts were unearthed during our field work in the State of Missouri, which are now on display in various museums.

During our time off from digging, we gave brief lectures of our experiences to especially interested groups, lodges, clubs, and various religious organizations, always seeking out the people we were required to find by The Mighty and Wise One.

Digging in Indian mounds soon became boresome to us, so we decided to give up any further field work and return west. Paul visited the old folks in Chinle, Arinona, while I made a hasty trip to

Bruneau Desert, which borders southern Idaho with Nevada. After brief research work there, an invitation came to visit northern Idaho, and investigate some Indian ruins there. This brought to light some interesting and valuable artifacts, which were properly disposed of.


Lectures were carried on here in northern Idaho, the same as in Missouri. While covering the western states, the people were found, whom my father bade me seek, and my father, The Great White Chief, was notified of their whereabouts. Each knows of the existence of the other; and my mission had now been fulfilled. 73


“Calling All Chiefs”

(See full page article by this title in the magazine section of The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 31, 1940. )


Not long after finding the people whom my father had urged me to locate, Thad word from him that at the beginning of the Indian New Year in April, he would call a meeting of all representatives of the Indian tribes of all the western hemisphere, North South, and Central America. It would be held at Lake Pitzcuaro, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. The Great White Chief would preside over it.

I gathered from the information that he had sent runners bearing messages in regard to the great meet, to other Indian tribes. Each runner being instructed to notify the chief of the tribe he visited that this chief should, in turn, send runners to other tribes nearby with the same message, tobe relayed to all other tribes as Tar as a bird could fly to the south and to the north.


The following April (1939) was when the great mass of Indian people gathered to Lake Pitzcuaro for this conference of good will. The opening speech on the first day of the gathering is given here in Echa Tah Echa Nah’s own words:

“Oh, my brothers, today begins the New Year, for the past is gone, and everywhere new life begins. The Great Spirit, the Creator of all living things, plants, flowers, birds, trees, reptiles, and fish, and you and me, speaks to me and what He speaks to me, so shall I say to you. As He bade me call you here now, so will I speak to you as He whispers in my ear. I will say in His name all the words which I now speak to you.

“My people, today we have come here together. Many have come from far places, as far as the birds fly north, and as far as the birds fly south. Many of you are sick and ailing, but to you, my people, what I say will ease your minds, and help to heal your sick bodies.

“I have called you here to give you a great message of patience, understanding, tolerance, good thoughts and love to all. Today we are happy-or are we? Are our minds and hearts heavy with the misunderstandings of the long dead past? Think wisely as I say to you, ‘Have you tried to get help and peace from Him who created us?’ No, for you have fallen away from your prayers, rituals, ceremonials and dances, for the Gods see everywhere. Should He who created us silently send for Nasi Bii Yaksey, the Death God, to speak and silently tell you to come? Are you ready to return- to where you first were, or do you fear?

“I say unto you, my brothers, fear not for what must be, for He has sent us here to this world, so will He call us back. We must stay near to Him in our hearts and minds now more than ever before, for He has spoken unto me saying, ‘Great things in the future time are soon to be upon you. ‘ Already He has started to act upon the plans He promised in the beginning.

“We must make ourselves ready and good enough to accept all things. We must cease the killing of our brothers amongst us. We must keep hatred and evil from our hearts and minds. We must be patient and respond to the things we ask of each other. We must be patient and try to understand; but above all we must take care of the needs of each other, no matter how small or how large. We must have love in our hearts. We all have love in our hearts, but we must make it greater, stronger, more beautiful. Where there has been hatred and evil, now must there he patience and understanding. All bad things must pass from us.

“To Chi Chi Suma on my left, and my son on my right, I say to them, as I say to you. They shall listen and do as you shall do. I ask all of you to hear well as I speak of how my people, the Chigaraguans, do in regard to all ways of right living. You are asked to take my message back to your people, and ask them to try hard to do as my people do, and have done always. I know of your trials and suffering, of what you have seen in the past; but by your greater efforts to live by the laws and commandments that He has given you to live by, you will all know greater happiness. And by greater happiness you will have greater understanding and tolerance, and by your faithfully keeping these laws and commandments in your hearts and minds, there can be no limit to the future for you and your sons and their sons.

“Pray faithfully and you shall soon see the reward it pays. Think well of all my people, and forget not soon the things I say here. May His everlasting smile enter into your hearts, and may the light from His golden body (the sun) be the light to keep the flame in your hearts burning. -For as He has spoken to me, so I have spoken to you.

“Remember, my brothers and sisters, always what you were once, and what you might have been, but what you are now, and what you intend to be. May He hear and answer our prayers always. Remember 75

this, my people, I beg you to remember. I have spoken. It is finished. The voice speaks no more. “

Those assembled remained here for several days, during which time he described to them the mode of living of the Chigaraguan people, urging them to try to live and follow the same example, and to create better understanding and good will among their neighboring tribes, regardless of what part of the country they lived in. He brought to mind many incidents which had caused the downfall of the Indian people, -their drifting away from the laws and commandments, their warlike ways, instead of peaceful means of dealing with each other.

Owing to the tremendous response to his call he had to speak several times a day to as many as could assemble in the great amphitheatre. He urged them to be tolerant of each other, to have more understanding, and to quit their slovenly ways and to be more progressive, resort to prayer and gain a better understanding with the Heavenly Father, Who would assist them in their efforts.

Newspaper reports estimated approximately one hundred-twenty-five-thousand representatives assembled from all parts north of the Mexican border as far as Canada and Alaska. It is impossible to say exactly how many were there, but about two-hundred-fifty-thousand would be a fair estimate.

At the close of this international conference, he invited all representatives who were present, to return again the following year to discuss their problems and the progress made under the outline he had given them. On the last night, the huge bonfires of farewell were lighted, and soon the representatives were on their way back to the reservations they had represented to inform their people of what they had learned at this great meeting. 76

Immediately after the representatives had returned home, there was a noticeable difference in the relationships among the tribes. A better understanding and a feeling of good will existed that had never been there before. By the time of the second meeting in Mexico, all the tribes had outstanding progress to report. The uniting of the Indian people has been gradually getting stronger since that time.


Gathering Repeated in 1940

In the course of time the tribes made preparations to send their tribal spokesmen again to the site where the first notable meeting was held, to discuss their problems and to report the progress that had been made during the year. At the same time Echa Tah Echa Nah and his council members were making preparations to leave their Utopia to bring the message of good will again to those who were to return to Lake Pitzcuaro. incidentally, Lake Michoacan is within sight of Lake Pitzcuaro, and together they are often referred to as “The Twin Lakes. “

On the day set aside by all the Indian people as the birth of the New Year, E. cha Tah Echa Nah and his council arrived at the designated spot, and were greeted heartily by all representatives from the outside. Each group was eager to discuss the progress that had been made. After four days of hearing reports from the various spokesmen, Echa Tah Echa Nah stressed the importance of continuing as they had in the past year.


He also told them of great events that were to take place in the future. He prophesied in minute detail of World War II, the havoc, destruction, and hardships that would be brought upon the people. The Indians were urged to fill their storehouses in preparation against the time when this war would affect them, and he told them of the shortage of food and other materials they would be forced to suffer. f 78 79

Many of the people hearkened to his prophetic warning, and were prepared when this catastrophe came, which lessened their hardships during this trying period. He stressed the restlessness of the world after the war would come, and the hatred, scorn and contempt of man for his fellowman that would be universal. He urged the Indian people to remember his teachings and not be led astray by the disunity that would engulf the world. He admonished them to cling to the good force in a world of evil.


On the fifth day, the representatives of many of the leading tribes, expressed their feelings and discussed among themselves the possibility of getting Echa Tah Echa Nah to accept the position of Grand Leader of All The Indian People of The Western Hemisphere. Due to his knowledge and divine inspiration, they felt that he would be the ideal leader of the Indian people. Word rapidly spread among all the outside representatives, and by mutual consent they bestowed upon him this honor.

The throng that had gathered at this great meet, was one of the oddest groups one would ever have the pleasure of seeing assembled at one time. Of this greatest assembly ever to be recorded, the most striking feature was the display of the tremendous variety in their dress, variety in material designs, colors and manner of wearing. Representatives of every Indian tribe in the western hemisphere were dressed in their finest regalia.

Canadian and Alaskan Indians in their peculiar cold country costumes made of seal, bear and rabbit fur that would serve best in a cold country, were seated next to tribal representatives from the Dakotas, who were wearing their finest white or tan buckskin raiment with huge eagle feather bonnets.

Next to these two were seated three or four tribesmen from the Brazilian jungle, dressed only in breach cloths and moccasins, each carrying the staff of authority and tribal emblem, bearing his rank in the tribe and conducting themselves with dignity and humbleness.

Sprinkled here and there, appeared Southwest Indians clad in their lush velveteens of gay hues, silver belts, strings of turquoise beads and hand wrought bracelets and rings of silver and turquoise. Of this group the Navajo and Hopi were sent as representatives.

Seminoles from the Florida everglades in their brilliantly colored skirts and headdresses were scattered among Indian representatives from California, who were dressed in the finest modern American clothes. The Mexican Indians with their large straw hats, serapes draped around their shoulders, brilliantly hued raffia sandals, were seated next to the Oyichua with their peculiar hats made of willow twigs tightly woven, similar to the early American’s beaver hat, or to the stovepipe hat, and with white cotton trousers and sandals.

Standing nearby some of the North American Indians who were dressed in their modern up-to-date fashionable clothes, were the small Suyas and Javaros, dressed only in breach cloths, and a small animal skin draped around their shoulders, armed with their tiny blow guns. Close by were the large Ladones from Columbia and Venezuela, whose dress was similar to that of the RoNan toga, made from brilliantly hued cotton and wool materials. The wool comes from the vicuna. Many others from Columbia were dressed very similar to those of Venezuela. And seated nearby were the Incas from Peru with their short robe-like garments and trousers made from the wool of the llama, and hats very high


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and pointed, almost like those of the Coushea. All in all, this was one of the most colorful assemblies of true natives of the western hemisphere, and it certainly was one never to be forgotten.


On the sixth day of the meeting, our beloved leader delivered his most divinely inspired speech to the people. During this speech, many of them looked upon him with awe, as he described the greatest of all events that would come upon the Indian people in the future. He prophesied of the time to come when a Great Temple or Kiva would be built at some distant place by the Indian people and by others who believe in all the laws and commandments which the Messiah left with them in the beginning; but this would not be until after the cleansing of the earth. ‘

1) The Prophet Zechariah speaks of the special mission of this BRANCH Prophet to build the Great Temple. He calls us to witness the word of the Lord as follows: “Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts saying, Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH;, and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the Temple of the Lord. Even he shall build the Temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and he shall sit and rule upon his throne. ” (See Zecharia, 6:12-13. ) Note that Echa Tah Echa Nah grew up in Central America, but his place will be in The New Jerusalem.

The Prophet Lehi, in blessing his son Joseph, also refers to this future Indian Prophet as the BRANCH, as he tells young Joseph that- “his seed shall not be utterly destroyed, but, . . that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous BRANCH to the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off

(Footnote continued next page. )

The cleansing process was described as a mammoth catastrophe or holocaust that would engulf the earth, ridding it of all evil forces, and only those who believed in and abided by these laws would survive. Then, after the earth would cease to shake and the storms subsided, the survivors would go forth and bury the dead, and also care for the sick and wounded. 2

nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord, that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the Spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light. ” (2 Nephi, 3:5. See also 2 Nephi, 21:1. ) A footnote in the Books of Mormon from 1900 to 1920, refers to this Choice BRANCH Seer as “a future Indian Prophet. “

2) THE DAY OF PURIFICATION, or holocaust that engulfs the earth is undoubtedly the solar flash mentioned in Isaiah, 30:26, where the moon becomes as bright as the sun, “and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days. ” This would increase the temperature on earth to about 7000, or as the Apostle Peter declares, “the heavens being on fire, shall be dissolved and the elements melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwellest righteousness. ” (See 2 Peter, 3:12-13. ) This is the day that the faithful will be forewarned to take refuge in caves and tunnels until this indignation of the Lord be over past.

Isaiah, 24:1-6, speaks of our transgressing the laws, changing the ordinances and breaking the everlasting covenant (of marriage). . . “therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few men left. He also speaks of the earth being turned upside down, which would give us “a new heaven and a new earth. ” You would look north and see the Southern Cross instead of the Big Dipper.

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The Great White Chief Part 5

This entry is part 9 of 34 in the series 2010B

Posted May 14, 2010
The Great Trek North

After the dead will have been buried and the injured healed, and all is quiet and peaceful again, he, Echa Tah Echa Nah, will call all the survivors of the great holocaust, who live in his country and prepare them for the great trek from their land to the north. At this time he will send runners to Chi Chi Suma, who is second in command, bidding him to call the survivors in his part of the country to prepare themselves for a great journey they would embark upon, for they were now to leave their country forever.

Many months before starting preparations will proceed by all the people getting together to raise all the foodstuffs that will be necessary, also all other things that the people will need for their survival. The pottery workers will immediately prepare containers of adequate size and shape to transport the grains and foodstuffs. The basket makers will do likewise. Leather workers will prepare all articles necessary to be used during this great trek. Weavers will make blankets, robes and all other articles of clothing needed, until the people can again be settled in their new homes.


All this is in the future, and the people are waiting for the time to come when they will abide by what he has instructed them to do. During this period of waiting, the people are not idle for they have hand-hewn and polished all the stone blocks to be used in the Great Temple, and hand polished the white mountain mahogany wood that will be used to beautify this most sacred edifice.

Each stone is cut so that it will be interlocked to the stone adjoining it. Dumbbell-like keystones link them together. No nails will be used in the building of this unique structure. All woodwork will be fitted together with wooden pegs or pins. Only the most precious metals will be used for decorative purposes. However, these will have no face value during this period for there will be no medium of exchange. Semi-precious stones such as jasper, turquoise, sardonyx, lapis lazuli, and amethyst will he used to add splendor to the exterior of this Most Holy Temple.

As previously mentioned, after the disasters, two great people will leave the Chigaraguan country forever to begin their trek to the site where this Great Temple is to be erected. Following divine guidance and inspiration, the place will not be difficult to locate. There they will make preparations and begin work on the Holy Temple, and the Holy City within walls.

Echa Tah Echa Nah, having previously notified the people to prepare themselves for this long trek, will call his council members together to tell them that the time has now come for them to begin the task of final preparation for embarking upon this journey. At the close of this council meeting, the council members will go, each to his own community and personally supervise the final preparations, seeing that all is in readiness for this move. A great bustling about will begin as the people round up the livestock, pack grain and foodstuffs and other useful things for their departure from the land of the Chigaraguans.

One of the last acts of preparations will be the tremendous task of moving the stones for the Great Temple, the responsibility of which has been placed upon one of the council members. These 84 85

stones are already prepared and carefully stored in the queries from which they have been cut, and will have to be moved with caution due to their overwhelming weight, and to Protect the finish given them. By crude means of transportation, these massive blocks will be moved to the shore line, where huge barges will have been constructed to carry them to their destination.


After all the stones and hand-polished wood will have been loaded on the barges, and all is in readiness, the council member in charge will not depart until word comes from Echa Tah Echa Nah. When the runner brings word that Echa Tah Echa Nah’s group has started the trek from the agreed point at Lake Pitzcuaro to journey north, the council member will give the command for the barges to shove off and slowly drift with the current near the coast line, following it to the north. Thus will start the first group led by Echa Tah Echa Nah like Moses and the Children of Israel.

It will have been previously arranged between Echa Tah Echa Nah and Chi Chi Suma that at the same time Echa Tah EchaNah was preparing to move to the north, Chi Chi Suma’s group will leave from their same point on their journey northward. The exact preparations that will have been made by Echa Tah Echa Nah, will also be made by Chi Chi Suma. The same technique will be followed in moving all their earthly possessions, as well as constructing barges, loading and transporting the stones from the guaries located in Chi Chi Suma’s country (which is a great deal further south than Echa Tah Echa Nah’s country. )

Prior to the departure of this second group, word will have been sent to all Indian tribes extending into South America, that the people should make preparations and gradually move to the north and inhabit the abandoned places left by the people of Chi Chi Suma and Echa Tah Echa Nah. As the South American Indians inhabit the vacated cities, they will be instructed to remain at these places until after the Holy Temple and the city with the walls have been built. 1

As Echa Tah Echa Nah’s group leisurely winds its way northward, _Chi Chi Suma’s group will he following the same route at the same pace. Each group will have a forward vanguard, followed by the livestock, pack horses, and carts; the women and children traveling next to the rear guard. Their mode of transportation will not be as it is in these modern times, for the destruction will have done away with all forms of modernization, leaving only the most primitive.

Constant contact between Echa Tah Echa Nah’s group on land and those taking the water route north, will be kept by runners. Should the barges in any respect, come into difficulty, the land forces will immediately dispatch assistance to them.


After traveling for many days to the north, the advance scouts of Echa Tah Echa Nah will report to him that they have found the body of water that flows from the west to the east, which will be the first goal of Echa Tah Echa Nah’s group. Immediately after crossing this body of water, preparations will be made for the people to remain there until the Arrival of Chi Chi Suma’s group. 2

1) The Lord promises them the desolate cities of the Gentiles to inhabit. ” (3 Nephi, 22:3). So it is clear who will occupy America at this time.

2) Natoni Nezbah places this spot at or near Laredo on the Rio Grande. 86

The first barges will be instructed to anchor in the gulf until the arrival of the other barges belonging to Chi Chi Suma’s group. Chi Chi Suma’s other group, coming by land, slowly and laboriously fallowing the same route taken by Echa Tah Echa Nah, should arrive at the river five days after.

Chi Chi Suma’s advance scouts will report, after many days of travel to the north, that they have sighted the first group encamped north of the river which flows from the west to the east. Soon the two great forces will be united at this river and Echa Tah Echa Nah with his council members will hold a conference with Chi Chi Suma and his council members, and there will be great rejoicing among the people.

Both groups, after a short period of resting will prepare to move on from this point. Runners will have been sent to take word to the barges to make ready to start. When all is in readiness to depart, Echa Tah Echa Nah will call his councilmen, and Chi Chi Sums will call his councilmen; and together they will map a route which each will take. Echa Tah Echa Nah will instruct Chi Chi Suma’s group to take charge of all the barges carrying the stones, and proceed for many days to the east until they arrive at the great body of water that flows from the north to the south. ‘


Chi Chi Suma will follow Echa Tah Echa Nah’s instructions, and by the slow, laborious way of traveling, they shall arrive in due course of time at the designated body of water. Upon finding this body of water, many changes will have to be made. Smaller barges will have to be made, and the stones transferred to them enabling them to travel by the river to the north without too much difficulty.

1) This is obviously the Mississippi River.

Upon completion of these changes, Chi Chi Suma will resume his trek to the north, and they shall journey up the river following its west bank. 1 The advance scouts of this second party will continuously search for a great, white, flat stone on the west side of the river, which will be their final destination.

After traveling for an unspecified period of time, the scouts will report finding this great white stone. Knowing that they have at last arrived at the end of their journey, Chi Chi Suma and his councilmen will draw up plans of procedure to start at once the preparations for the construction of the Holy Temple and the city within a wall. This group will build temporary structures in which to live while building the Temple. The barges of stone will be unloaded and soon the task of building the Temple will be fully underway.

Immediately after the departure of Chi Chi Suma and his group and the barges to the east, Echa Tah Echa Nah with his group will start trekking to the west. His advance scouts will be continuously searching for a low range of mountains running from the north to the south. After slowly trekking toward the west for many days, the scouts will report the finding of the mountains they are in search of and when the group arrives at this low range of mountains, they will rest for a few days, making preparations to continue their journey to the north. 2

1) The west bank of the Mississippi will lead to the west bank of the Missouri River.

2) This low range of mountains must be somewhere in Arizona, because their route takes them to the Hopi, Navajo, and other Indians, and then to the surviving Mormons in their “Cities of Refuge” in southern Utah, and finally to the Great Salt Lake, to be joined by the Ten tribes and others from the north under John the Beloved. 88


89 After the people and the animals have rested, they will follow this range of mountains to the north, keeping on the east side of this range at all times. As this group slowly travels to the north, other survivors of this great holocaust of destruction, will timidly seek to join with the Chigaraguan people on their great trek.

These survivors will not be able to understand the words of the Chigaraguans, north Chigaraguans understand the words of the survivors, yet each will recognize the other by their marks, signs and symbols. The Chigaraguans will welcome the survivors to join them on their trek. As they advance slowly to the north, almost daily other survivors will join them.

Echa Tah Echa Nah’s advance scouts will be on the lookout for a great stone marker not far from a vast area surrounded by a very white substance. This white substance will surround a tremendous inland body of water. Yet, at all times Echa Tah Echa Nah’s group shall stay on the east side of the range of mountains. 1

Soon his scouts will report the finding of the great stone marker, 2 and upon arriving at this marker will remain there for many days. During their stay at this marker, Echa Tah Echa Nah’s group will be joined by other people from the north. 3

1) The Great Salt Lake and the Oquirrhs.

2) This great stone marker could be the Temple, which is about all that will be left of S. L. C.

3) The other people from the north, must be the Ten Tribes under John the Beloved. There are tracts of land in Idaho dedicated for their use, and according to The White Horse Vision, they will help to build the Great Temple in the New Jerusalem.


When the time comes, the people will be advised by their leaders to make preparations to trek eastward, to seek out the designated spot where Chi Chi Suma with his group will have made preparations to build the Holy Temple within a wall. They will continue their trek eastward, and soon the scouts will inform Echa Tah Echa Nah that they have sighted Chi Chi Suma and his people, and soon both groups will be reunited. Chi Chi Suma will openly welcome the arrival of Echa Tah Echa Nah and his group, and great rejoicing will be among all the people.

As survivors will have joined Echa Tah Echa Nah, so will other survivors also have joined the group of Chi Chi Suma. Although the people of Chi Chi Suma’s group do not speak the tongue of those who will have joined Echa Tah Echa Nah, there will be perfect unison and harmony and they will be welcomed with open arms. Many of the survivors, who will have joined the two groups, will have very fair skin and very blonde hair bothers will be Indian people, but all will have the same purpose in view as the groups of Echa Tah Echa Nah and Chi Chi Suma, -that of taking part in the building of this magnificent edifice of worship to their God, -the Temple of His Coming!

As the construction of this Most Holy Temple continues, the people who are taking part in its construction are happy in their daily tasks, -and nighttime slowly descends upon the day after tomorrow.

1) The Ten Tribes.

The End 91


A Few Parting Thoughts


There is no place in the scriptures that calls for the Indians (Nephites, Lamanites, etc. ) to come and be numbered with the LDS Believing Gentiles, as we are called in the chapter heading of 3 Nephi , 16. But there are at least four places where it says that we must repent and be numbered with them, if we are to survive the DAY OF PURIFICATION, or what we call the 3i year judgment period. Here they are:


“If the (LDS) Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that He shall manifest Himself unto them in word, and also in power, in very deed, unto taking away of their stumbling blocks -and harden not their hearts against the Lamb of God, THEY SHALL BE NUMBERED AMONG THE SEED OF THY FATHER, YEA THEY SHALL BE NUMBERED AMONG THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. “

The next verse states that the penalty for not being so numbered is “the casting of the soul into that hell which bath no end. “


“But if the Gentiles will repent and return unto me, saith the Father, behold they shall be numbered among my people, O house of Israel, and I will not suffer my people, who are of the house of Israel, to ‘go through among them, and tread them down saith the Father. ” (See also 3 Nephi, 21:12).


“But if the (LDS) Gentiles will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them (the Church of the remnant of Jacob or the Indians), and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered among the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance. “


“For be it known unto you, that the only salvation which remains for the Gentiles, is for them to be identified in the same covenant, and to worship at the same altar with Israel. In short, they must come to the same standard for there shall be one Lord, and His name one, and He shall be King over all the earth. “

THIS IS THE DAY FOR THE NATURAL BRANCHES OF ISRAEL! The bitter branches and evil fruit will be pruned from the vineyard as indicated in the Book of Mormon, Jacob, 5:33-58. Remember, this is the day when every tub must stand on its own bottom. Know for yourself through Christ, what is true!




“For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left, and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. ” (3 Nephi, 22:1, or Isa. 52:3).

“And my people who are a remnant of Jacob, (the Indians) shall be among the Gentiles, yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. Their hand shall be lifted up upon their adversaries, and all their enemies shall be cut off. “

(See 3 Nephi, 21:12-13. )

“Therefore repent ye, and humble yourself before Him, lest He shall come out in justice against you -lest a remnant of the seed of Jacob (the Indians) shall go forth among you as a lion, and tear you in pieces and there is none to deliver. ” (Mormon, 5:24).




“President Smith then stated****it was the will of God that those who went to Zion, with a determination to lay down their lives, if necessary, should be ordained to the ministry, and go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, or the coming of the Lord, which was nigh -even fifty-six years should wind up the scene. ” (Statement made Feb. 14, 1835. See Church History, Vol. 2:182. )

Note: Feb. 14, 1835, plus 56 years = Feb. 14, 1891.


“I was once praying very earnestly, to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when 1 heard a voice repeat the following:

“Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man. Therefore, let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.

“I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium, or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face. “

Note: The Prophet Joseph was born Dec. 23, 1805. Hence he would have been eighty-five years old on Dec. 23, 1890.


The Indian Messiah

The American Indian is often depicted as a man without religion or scruples, or faith in a supreme being. This may be largely due to his reluctance to adopt the ways of the white man, and become what we regard as “a good Christian, ” which in the light of today’s business practices, ethics and morals, is an attainment of doubtful distinction, and hardly worth emulating.

After reading L. Taylor Hansen’s book, “He Walked The Americas, ” which reveals the personal contacts of Christ with almost every Indian tribe in North, South and Central America, and in Hawaii, as reflected in their legends, one must admit that they, indeed, have strong foundations of their own for a belief in a Supreme Being.

There are some artists and sculptors who have expressed in stone and colors, the Indian’s deep spiritual feelings in his appeal to the Great Spirit for help and guidance, and for redress of the great wrongs inflicted upon him by the white man.

Perhaps the high point of the American Indian’s religious expression in the past century occurred in the year 1890, at Walker Lake, Nevada, when their own Indian Messiah appeared to a large gathering of delegates from some sixteen tribes, including a delegation of white Indians from a highly civilized tribe in Central America known as the Chigaraguans. These white Indians are a hold-over from the Golden Age of ancient America, when they possessed a culture and civilization that was nothing short of a perfect Utopia, -and still is! 96 97

Some writers have mistakenly confused this Indian Messiah of Walker Lake, Nevada, with a counterfeit of that area known as Wovoka, a Flute, of no particular talents or charisma, and who could speak only Piute. This Wovoka may have been responsible for the Ghost Dance so widely accepted among the North American Indians, but for little else. In the Ghost Dance, they would dance in a circle until some of them collapsed into an hypnotic trance. When they came to, they would assert that their spirits had made a visit with their ancestors in the Spirit World, and that they had predicted many good things for the down-trodden Indian, and that great, beneficial changes were coming for them that would bring judgment upon the white man and justice and betterment for the Indian.

The real Indian Messiah could make His speech understood to all the tribes present in the mixed gathering of some sixteen or seventeen different tongues. He could appear and disappear at will. And He also displayed the marks of His crucifixion, or the scars on His hands and wrists, and feet and on His side. Furthermore, He appointed twelve apostles to represent Him, eleven of whom were the White Indians from Central America, and the twelfth one was a Cheyenne named Porcupine from Montana.


The nation’s press of 1890, carried many stories of this very unusual event at Walker Lake, Nevada. Many of them were reported in “The Deseret News” of Salt Lake City, some of which we quote in the following references. The Indians were so agitated on at least sixteen reservations that General Miles of the U. S. Army, found it necessary to make a tour of all army installations at or near these reservations, to see what could be done about all this excitement over an Indian Messiah.

The so-called “Messiah Craze” had become the inspiration for Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux to believe that he could arouse the Indians to another victory greater than the defeat of Custer’s forces at the Little Big Horn, for the Messiah had promised them that the Whites should be destroyed from off the face of this land, and that the land would be given back to the Indians, from whom the Whites had so unfairly taken it, and had broken so many treaties concerning this land. Infect, it is claimed by some that Sitting Bull was “accidentally’ on purpose killed to put an end to his Indian Messiah activities, and to stop the dreaded Ghost Dance, which had been outlawed.

In “The Deseret News” for Nov. 7, 1890, there is a report from “The St. Paul Dispatch” under the title of, “The Indian Messiah, ” as follows:

“General Miles is here on his return from his western tour. He says, ‘I have been to Utah, Montana and Cheyenne Reservations investigating. You have no doubt heard that the Indian tribes are reported to believe that the Messiah has come, whois to restore them to their former glory, and drive the Whites from the land. I have learned that this belief exists among sixteen tribes. There is no doubt that some Indians, who are holding this belief in the Indian Messiah, are sincere, and a few certainly have seen some person on whom they look to be that Messiah.

“‘Several small parties of Indians have gone from their tribes to some point in Nevada. There they have been shown someone disguised as the Messiah, and have spoken with him. I am inclined to believe that there is more than one person impersonating the Messiah, as when the Sioux have spoken with him, he replied in the Sioux tongue. . . and so on with the representatives of each nation. ‘ (General 99 98

Miles could not allow for a Pentecostal gift of tongues in this case, because then he would have to admit that this Messiah was genuine. -NCP. )

“General Miles gave his opinion that ‘the Mormons are prime movers in it. . . It is noteworthy, ‘ says he, ‘that this so-called Messiah tells Indians that when he comes to reign over them, firearms will no longer be used. . . that he will draw a line behind which he will gather all Indians, land then he will roll the earth back upon the Whites. This has naturally excited the Indians and large numbers have accepted the new belief. None is more ardent than Chief Sitting Bull, who is intensely Indian in all his ideas. The argument Indians use is: The Whites have had their Messiah, and the Indians now have theirs!'”

In “The Deseret News” for Nov. 8, 1890, an article dated Nov. 4th, taken from “The Kansas City Dispatch, ” from Ft. Reno, Special, quotes Sitting Bull as follows:

“The Messiah said He had come to save the White Man, but they persecuted Him, and now He had come to deliver the long tormented Indians. . . All day Christ instructed them and gave them evidence of His powers. He, Sitting Bull, told his people His story, and asked that Porcupine be sent for to verify it. (Porcupine was one of the twelve Indian apostles. ) He, Porcupine, returned with the same tale, and presently all were converted. “

“We have a large number of extracts from different newspapers (says the editor) on this subject of ‘The Indian Christ, ‘ claiming to embody the assertions of the aborigines who state that they have seen the Messiah and heard Him talk. That a personage exhibiting supernatural powers has shown Himself:

1) The Hopi Indians claim this gathering will soon take place in Hopi land for all Indians.

and that He showed the marks of spikes having been driven through His hands. Be had offered to save the Whites, and they had refused to accept Him. And now the day of the Indians, who are to be restored to ownership of the land, had come. . . He also taught them to be honest, peaceful, cleanly, and to give up all bad habits.

To this the editor adds: “To say the least, it is a wonderful movement, and one is puzzled in endeavoring to account for it. “

“He sternly denies General Miles’ suggested idea that the Mormons are connected with this event: ‘Indeed, many Mormons are themselves conjecturing as to the meaning of this extraordinary agitation among the aborigines, and are puzzled to know what it means. ‘”

About the only official Mormon reaction that we can find, comes from Susa Young Gates, editor of “The Young Woman’s Journal, ” (a Mormon periodical, ) In Vol. 1:477, she states:

“Few, if any, of the leading Brethren doubt the probability of a certain, if exaggerated, foundation for these stories. Our Lord is evidentially setting His hand to prepare the scattered remnants of Israel for the great event about to take place.”

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