How, How, Wandering Walnuts!
On a night of the waning
crescent Hunter's moon, in the month of pumpkins and witches' brooms, the Wandering Walnuts gathered in the tepee of Rising
Moon and Shooting Star. Shooting Star marked the start of our second meeting with 12 beats the tribal tom-tom.
The Wandering Walnuts raised their hands to the Great Spirit to offer a tribal prayer, and they then formed the unbroken circle
for the pledge and aims, led by our chief, Rainmaker.
The tribe then shared
their birth names and tribal names. Next, Wampum Bearer Brave Badger collected wampum as each princess
recounted tales of helpful chores. Brown-eyed Doe and Tigerlily earned their green feathers for completing three crafts.
Brave Badger led the
tribe in a rousing version of "B-I-N-G-O", and the rabbits and raccoons ran scurrying for their burrows from the thunderous
claps of fathers' and daughters' hands. Thundering River showed the princesses a new game where they all displayed
their great memories for what had changed in the room after they left.
Rising Moon and Shooting
Star then showed the princesses how to grab a piece of the rainbow and wrap it around their wrists. Afterwards,
all joined in around the tepee eating place where they shared in the bounty provided by Rising Moon and Shooting Star.
The tribe closed
their meeting with the prayer, and the Wandering Walnuts sped like the deer into the night to return to