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From: Bethann Morey
To: quest@thetalltrees.com
Sent: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 2:47 pm
Subject: Raymond elementary questions

First of all thank you for the positive assembly you provided for our students today.  There was lots of sign language being seen throughout the school day.  Our second grade class had some questions.


How did they put the color (picture) on the drum?

            What are the bottles and the box on the stage for?

How do the feathers stay on your head?

What was Mrs. TallTree holding during the flute song?

Do Native Americans haveuse  electricity?

Once again thank you,

Mrs. Morey’s Super Second Graders


Dear Mrs. Morey’s Super Second Graders,

Those are GREAT questions!! Here are the answers:

1.  Earth paints are made from natural vegetables and minerals (plants and ground rocks/soils) and mixed with natural animal fats/oils to make an oil paint. This is how the colors were put onto the drum.

2.  The feathers are attached with holders. The feather Mrs. TallTree wears is attached with a beaded barrette, and Mr. TallTree’s feather is held in place by a sewn in slot/pocket on his headpiece. It is specifically designed to hold the quill of the feather.

3.  During the flute song, Mrs. TallTree was holding a dance fan.

4.  Most Native Americans today have and use electricity, and live in houses just like you. There are some Native peoples who choose to live a more traditional way. For example, some of the Navajo people live in traditional hogans, and some of the Hopi people choose to live in adobe homes without electricity and running water.

We hope this answered your questions. Remember to use your Three Arrows wisely!









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Don’t give up! Whatever dream you have in your heart, you can make that dream come true. It’s easy to forget that we don’t have to do everything on our own. Today we were reminded that what is important is to focus on the gifts we have, and to support others in expressing and sharing their gifts. A few months ago we made a decision to reach out further than we have in the past. Really reach…

One of the most inspiring things for us came from an email from T. Harv Eker, author of “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.” He said something to the effect that when you hold yourself back, you’re really being selfish. And that if you’re touching the lives of hundreds, what would it take to touch the lives of thousands…if you’re touching thousands, what would it take to touch the lives of millions. That got us thinking that we have been holding ourselves back…

Well, not anymore. We are committed to inspiring as many people as we can to share their gifts (the gifts they were born with) with the rest of the world. And along those lines, we’ve gotten help from the Nitro Blueprint folks to help us understand how to do that with the help of the internet.

Admittedly, this is not our strongest suit! For years, we have been meeting people smile to smile, heart to heart, and sharing our vision of a peaceful world. Everyone has their gifts, but not everyone is good at everything. We’re not supposed to be! That’s why we need each other. And whatever we need, we can find by asking. The person who can help us is closer than we think. Everyone can be someone’s angel.

Don’t give up! We believe in you.

P.S. Thank you, David Barnes (www.estelphoto.com), for being our angel today!

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