go Woodcraft Manual for Boys nee-chopi — Hear me, my friends, we are about to hold a Coim- cil. "Now light we the Council Fire after the manner of the Forest Children, not in the way of the white man, but — even as Wakdnda himself doth Ught his fire — ^by the rubbing together of two trees in the storm wind, so cometh forth lie sacred fire from the wood of the forest." (He uses the drill; the smoke comes, the flame bursts forth.) "Now know we that Wakonda, whose dwelling is above the Thimder-bird, whose messenger is the Thunder-bird, hath been pleased to smile on his children, hath sent down the sacred fire. By this we know he will be present at our Council, that his wisdom will be with us. "This is a Council of Peace, so Ught we first the Pipe of Peace." (Kneeling at the fire he lights the pipe. As soon as it is going, he Mts the pipe grasped in both hands, with the stem toward the sky, saying): To Wakonda; that his wisdom be with us. Hay-oan-kee-ya. Noofirway. (All answer): Noon-way. (Amen, or this is our prayer.) To Maka /na, Mother Earth, that she send us food, Hay- oon-kee-ya. Noon-way. (All answer): Noon-way. To Weeyo-peata, the Sunset Wind, that he come not in his strength upon us. (Then blows smoke and holds the stem to the west.) To Wazi-yaiay the Winter Wind, that he harm us not with his cold. (Pipe as before.) To Wee-yo-hinyan-paUiy the Sunrise Wind, that he trouble us not with his rain. (Pipe as before.) To Okaga, the Hot Wind, that he strike us not with his fierce heat. (Pipe as before.) Then the Medicine Man stands holding the pipe in one hand and proclaims aloud: "Now with the Blessing of Wakonda and respite from the Tah-tee-yay To-pa, we may deal with busi- ness of gravest import, doubting notlung, for wisdom from above is with us." Books Recommended The following books will be found of great value in the putting on of Plays, Pageants, and Masques: Plays of the Pioneers, Constance D'Arcy Mackay. Harpers. $i.
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