The American Indian Heritage of Albert White
The history of the American Indian has deep roots in peace
... and the art
work by Albert White, a Mohawk Indian,
reflect this same aura of spiritual peace.
Albert's drawings and paintings are an expression of a
lifetime of study obtained from the rich oral history of
the Haudenosaunee ...
the People of the Longhouse.
Albert says, "The Indian culture must be learned from
teachers who truly know the old stories and prophesies
... this is
the truth of our nation that has been passed
down for millenniums. Power comes from truth and reason".
Some information many do not know about the Native American
Our tribal memory states that Indians in New York State
were heavily involved with an underground rail road system
to help escaping slaves. Once a black person reached
Iroquois territory, they were free and protected.
There were more than twenty million native people living
in North America - long before the arrival of Europeans.
By the late 1890's this number had been reduced to less
than 250,000. All those lives and their land lost to
the greed of the invaders.
Native Americans deserve credit for many inventions such as:
snow shoes, the game of Lacrosse, birch bark canoes,
hammocks, the cultivation of corn, and the concept of
UNION ... a
confederation of people.
Many of the medicines used today are based upon the
natural treatments devised by Native People.
Approximately four decades ago Mohawk Indians sent
emissaries through out the world with warnings about
the vast and terrible changes in the environment
that had already occured and what to expect
in the future.
We knew the earth was in trouble long before any
scientist mentioned acid rain and global warming.
We also know that greed must be eliminated and
spirituality returned to all citizens of the world
before the disasterous changes can be reversed.
All change must begin in the hearts of the people.