LANGUAGE - LITERATURE  

    IN THE CULTURE OF NATIVE AMERICANS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST OF NORTH AMERICA ..
    THE BEAVER WAS A SYMBOL OF ..
    PATIENCE .. WISDOM .. CRAFTSMANSHIP


    CASTOR IS LATIN FOR BEAVER


    a figure of a beaver is found in EGYPTIAN hieroglyphics


    ALGONQUIN NATIVE AMERICANS
    believed that beavers created thunder when they slapped their tails on the water


    CHEROKEE believed the GREAT SPIRIT created Earth with the help of giant beavers


    OJIBWAY legend ..
    when the Earth was new and covered with water ..
    GREAT SPIRIT asked the beavers to build land so the creatures of Earth would survive


    one of 8 IROQUOIS clans called " the beaver "


    ENGLISH SAYINGS ..
    BUSY AS A BEAVER
    because beavers are always working on their lodges and dams
    if a person is busy as a beaver .. they are super industrious too !
    EAGER BEAVER
    because beavers are very willing to work and repair their homes
    if a person is an eager beaver .. they are willing and full of anticipation to begin a project too !



    the most famous beavers are ...
    THE ANGRY BEAVERS
    cartoon brothers DAGGET and NORBERT  -  ( nicknames .. DAG and NORB )
    have an awesome lodge and amazing adventures !
    Norb writes a song called GOT THE BEAVER FEVER !!!!
    Dag finds a cure when Norb gets stinky toe .. STINKY TOE IS FINITO !!!


    movie ..
    OPEN SEASON
    Reilly the beaver
    he is foreman of a dam building crew
    but in real life the foreman is actually a female !!!
    neat movie where animals fight back for their lives !!!
    HOORAY !!!




    OH MY FRIEND AHMEEK, THE BEAVER;
    COOL AND PLEASANT IS THE WATER ;
    LET ME DIVE INTO THE WATER ,
    LET ME REST THERE IN YOUR LODGES ;
    CHANGE ME , TOO , INTO A BEAVER !


    OF ALL THE BEASTS HE LEARNED THE LANGUAGE,
    LEARNED THEIR NAMES AND ALL THEIR SECRETS ,
    HOW THE BEAVERS BUILT THEIR LODGES ,
    TALKED WITH THEM WHENE'ER
    HE MET THEM,
    CALLED THEM HIAWATHA'S BROTHERS


    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    1855
    SONG OF HIAWATHA



    in the language of the CHIPPEWA the word for beaver is AH MIK


    BEAVER MOON IS THE 11TH MOON OF THE YEAR IN THE ALGONQUIN CULTURE OF NORTH AMERICA


    NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRITUAL BELIEFS  ..
    HUMANS BORN BETWEEN APRIL 20 AND MAY 20 ..
    ARE BORN IN THE TIME OF THE BEAVER .. BECAUSE BEAVERS ARE BORN AT THIS TIME..
    PERSONALITY TRAITS ..
    RELIABLE . INDUSTRIOUS . CREATIVE . DEXTEROUS .
    CONSTRUCTIVE . DETERMINED . PATIENT . PRACTICAL .


    beavers have been featured on all sorts of amazing stamps all over the world   !!!
 



    WORD  POWER  

    CASTOREUM - STRONG SMELLING LIQUID EXCRETED FROM CASTOR GLANDS


    NOCTURNAL - ACTIVE AT NIGHT


    DIURNAL - ACTIVE DURING THE DAY


    RODENT - ANY OF AN ORDER OF GNAWING MAMMALS WITH LARGE EVER GROWING FRONT INCISORS


    VERTEBRATE - BELONGING TO A GREAT SUBDIVISION OF ANIMALS WTIH A BACKBONE OR SPINAL COLUMN
 



    THOUGHTS  TO  THINK


    THEY CAN DO ALL ..
    BECAUSE ..
    THEY THINK THEY CAN

    VIRGIL



    IF A HUMAN IS TO SUCCEED ..
    HE MUST BE ..
    GOVERNED NOT ..
    BY HIS INCLINATION ..
    BUT
    BY AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAYS OF ANIMALS

    TETON SIOUX TEACHING



    THE GREAT SPIRIT HAS PROVIDED YOU WITH AN OPPORTUNITY
    TO STUDY IN NATURE'S UNIVERSITY

    NATIVE AMERICAN WISDOM
 

    QUOTES





    WOULD I TO ENUMERATE
    EVERY INSTANCE OF SAGACITY
    THAT IS TO BE DISCOVERED
    IN THESE ANIMALS ..
    THEY WOULD FILL A VOLUME
    AND PROVE NOT ONLY ENTERTAINING BUT INSTRUCTIVE

    Jonathan Carver
    1788
 


    HOW  YOU  CAN  HELP  BEAVERS


    LEARN TO BE CONSIDERATE OF THE NEEDS OF ANIMALS  !!!


    LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT BEAVERS  !!!
    KNOWLEDGE LEADS TO UNDERSTANDING
    AND ..
    HUMANS REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND BEAVERS !!!


    FIND OUT WHAT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IS DOING TO HELP BEAVERS !
    MAKE SURE THEY KNOW ABOUT BEAVER BAFFLERS !!!


    BEAVERS DO SO MUCH FOR PLANET EARTH ..
    HUMANS NEED TO LEARN TO APPRECIATE THEM


    TALK ABOUT THE AMAZING THINGS THAT BEAVERS DO FOR THE WORLD !
    SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE  !!!


    ALWAYS REMEMBER THE HEALTH OF EARTH'S WATER IS SUPER IMPORTANT !!
    DISPOSE OF GARBAGE IN THE RIGHT WAY  !!!


    HOW YOU CAN HELP ALL ANIMALS

    RECYCLE EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN  ! ! !
    BY RECYCLING YOUR HOUSEHOLD WASTE ..
    YOU CAN HELP TO AVOID THE PRODUCTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE


    THINK ABOUT MAKING A GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE .. PLANTS .. WATER .. PLACES FOR SHELTER
    EVEN POTS OF FLOWERS OR HERBS ON A BALCONY HELP WILDLIFE


    LEARN EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN ABOUT ALL ANIMALS
    REMEMBER ..
    KNOWLEDGE IS POWER !!
    THE ONLY THING THAT EVER REALLY CHANGES THE WORLD ARE IDEAS !!!


    PLANT A TREE  !


    USE CLOTH GROCERY BAGS THAT YOU BRING FROM HOME
    SO YOU WON'T NEED PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS


    TURN OFF YOUR
    STEREO . TELEVISION . DVD PLAYER . COMPUTER . LIGHTS
    THIS WILL AVOID THE PRODUCTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE   ! ! !

  PRAY  AND  TRUST  GOD  !!!!
 
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God blessed them.
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Psalm 104:24
 

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