Sunday, January 17, 2016

Chappelear Family Tree The Mitakuye Oyasin Principle Four Directions and Four Human Races in Turtle Island - A vision and mission for Peace and Centeredness in the 21st Century. What is Under the racial unrest and politics of today?

 Tom Weaver here during the winter dream time....Musing about new beginnings in 2016 and the journey of my Chappelear (Chapelier) French "Hat Makers" from the 1600's to the current times.  Zachariah and William Woods - in Ohio 1830- 1850's
In Feb 2007, When I turned 60,  I hosted a give away and I had a hit to use some of the traditions of the Chinese lunar calendar too.   Besides the red and yellow are so cheery as colours to my eye.

 I designed this menu, and invited some 20+ guests on my 60th birthday Feb 18, 2007. My intent was to honor my mom, and invite some of her friends, including Marsha and Paul Onkka who she knew in Faribault. And share a meal a la' Julia Child. Peg was inspirational in working to learn French. in fact this week I got an acknowledgment from Alliance Francais for the gift of sets of tapes she used.  So this is the lineage back to France through the Chapalier -Chappelear - Here are 11 generations that I had discerned by 2007.  
Ohio As Center for The Underground Railroad with the little red lines from 1830 - 1865

 Celebrating the Four Directions and Four Races of  Ikci Wichasta in 2016.
As a two spirited elder, on the path of recovery now since 1981, with the death of my father. Paul Henry Weaver, I have become so grateful for the lessons and teaching from my family of origin and now my family of choice.    As always, Take What fits, And Leave the rest.

During the winter, I have learned from my elders and teachers, including Lakota and Dakota elders about entering the winter cave of dream time, to renew my life and the life of others in a good to support others to walk in our centers, in the axis mundi, the center of our bodies, our hearts and lives, of "so above as below" -   I just woke up here now it is just - 11 below zero and this is the cup I am drinking my pejuta sapa from .....See the four directions on the Iyokapte the cup in Dakota and the center is Wico zani.  Centered health, that I aspire to share with others on my path of recovery with Creation as my teacher.  Mitakuye Oyasin
Grateful for the lost keys to my green pony that tunkashila brought back to me at a disc golf course this week.   The little things of life can bring such joy to my heart and soul! 
I was sharing with my Thoska, nephew Bobbi Today about healing of each other through songs of prayer and connection that elders have shared with us from the South, Condor medicine with those of the North Eagle and Buffalo Medicine this morning, as we open up the doors to the new year of 2016.  The 4 direction medicine wheel of the north of America and the southern medicine of the Chakana symbol he learned about as a give away on his path.

The Inka Cross a strong Symbol of the old Cultures of the Andes

The Inka Cross or Chakana is a strong symbol of the old cultures of the Andes and is considered the most complete, holy, geometric design of the Inkas. This symbol is often found in old places and holy centers in the Andes in Peru and in Bolivia. The Chakana has had, and still has, a considerable meaning to the Inkas and it also represents many meanings in its design.

One of my Tunwin "Auntie" Teachers whose daughter went to Oberlin in the 1980's, taught me to "deal with the addiction that is killing me the fastest first.  And well, As a recovering adrenalin addict, I have learned to easy does it, slow town, in order to choose my words more wisely when I speak or write.
OHIO and current issues and education.
So, Recently my adopted sister, Jane , moved to take a job in the land of my ancestors, at Miami University in Oxford Ohio.  Near the Indiana border between Cincy and Dayton, another red area on the map.  My relatives Glessners------- (mom, Peg who attended Oberlin from 1928- 1932, and then met my father Paul Henry Weaver in Columbus in 1935, and he attended Antioch College on the Little Miami River SE of Dayton prior to transferring to OSU, where he completed his medical education in 1938.......Oberlin in the north, which is one the map below below Lake Erie, as it was a destination on the underground railroad. Interesting the Glessners, and Chases in the North  and Weavers Brandts, Pauls and Eichers in the south stayed put during that era. One man's family, William Woods Chapplear b 1818 in Virginia, married 1st 03/29/1840 Muskingum Co., OH  to Elizabeth Ewing Chapplear b 1823 Washington Guerney Co, Ohio,  moved west to Missouri with their growing family in 1950, right when things were heating up between the values of the north and south, especially with the new states of Nebraska and Kansas and a law passed in the time of Abolitionism and folks like John Brown. 
“my father in 1850 left Ohio in a covered wagon for Northwest Missouri with my mother and five small children, Col. Chappelear's father being the eldest.(Col Louis Chappelear's father was  Lt Henry Stewart Chappelear,  a Sgt. & 1st Lt. in Company D, l7th IL. Cavalry  during the Civil War, enlisting 1st, 05/30/1862, being disabled 09/26/1862. He reenlisted 02/01/1864, and was discharged 12/14/1865.
The writer Mary Chappelear Ross  09/28/1928 writing to  George W.  Chappelear, Jr.: "I am the oldest of six sisters, all of whom were teachers. Four of us are living in this city (Los Angeles, Calif), and three of us celebrated our golden weddings."

 For the Context -  As a background to racial history and inequality in America's past.
 "The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´." "A law passed by Congress in 1854 that divided the territory west of the states of Missouri and Iowa and the territory of Minnesota into two new territories, Kansas and Nebraska. The law was extremely controversial because it did not exclude slavery from either territory, despite the fact that the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in these territories. By effectively repealing the Missouri Compromise, the law outraged many northerners, led to the collapse of the Whig party and the rise of the Republican party, and moved the nation closer to civil war.
 William Woods Chapplear, settled to raise a family 1850, in Platte Co, Missouri and moved back east to Illinois in 1959....landing in Clinton, the epicenter of the Lincoln Douglas Debates....DeWitt County...
This authors, great aunt Mary E Glessner wrote of her grandfather as the “roving fiddling cobbler”, as she wrote the heading to a book she hoped to write to honor her mothers father.  They traveled in a covered wagon from Ohio to Missouri in 1850 to Platte County MO.  Children were born around Platte City and Camden Point.  Wm Woods was against slavery and a shot was fired over his bed and in 1859 they family crossed the cold Missouri River to Kansas.  His wife, caught pneumonia and died later in that year and she was buried on a hill in Easton KS.  According  Aunt Mary, the oldest son, Henry left to go back to  the east, to Illinois.  Father William Woods took the youngest 7 children back across the river in the spring, heading first to Clinton IA where they spent the summer of 1860 before reuniting with Henry in Clinton Illinois. Clinton in DeWitt Co Illinois, was the location of one of the Lincoln Douglas Debates -  They missed the Lincoln Douglas debates in Clinton, being a year and two late!

"By Thomas F. Schwartz
Undoubtedly the most famous utterance ever attributed to Lincoln is, “You can fool all
the people some of the time and some  of the people all the time, but you cannot
fool all the people all the time.” Early recollections place the saying in
an 1858 speech Lincoln delivered in Clinton, Illinois. The first appeared in
1904 by E. E. Pierson, who remembered Lewis Campbell, a respected citizen
of DeWitt County, telling him of the 1858 speeches that Lincoln and Douglas delivered in Clinton. According to Campbell, Lincoln said, “Judge Douglas cannot fool the people: you may fool people for a time; you can fool a part of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”1 The following year, the Chicago Tribune and the Brooklyn Eagle undertook
investigations in an attempt to solve the mystery. Many remembered Lincoln speaking in Clinton but fewer remember his exact words with only a handful indicating that Lincoln uttered something about fooling people. The findings of these newspaper investigations became part of a 1905 revised
and expanded edition of Lincoln’s writings originally edited and compiled by John Nicolay and John Hay. A footnote for the Clinton speech entry reads: “The question has been widely discussed and still remains unsettled as to whether Lincoln originated the memorable epigram: ‘You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.’ In 1905 the Chicago ‘Tribune’ and the Brooklyn ‘Eagle’ combined efforts in
an endeavor to solve the enigma for all time. After investigation several witnesses
were found, notably Lewis Campbell of DeWitt County, Ill.; J. J. Robinson of Lincoln, Ill.; and J. L.
Hill of Fletcher, O., who agreed that Lincoln had expressed the sentiment, if not the exact words generally quoted. It is supposed that he used the phrase in the above speech while addressing
the people of Clinton, though the ‘Pantagraph’ fails to cite it. Naturally, the newspaper reports in those days were never complete, and the editor on this particular occasion even apologizes
for his lack of space to give the entire report of this speech.”2 Nicolay and Hay remained suspicious of recollected words. Since Nicolay died in 1901 and Hay on July 1, 1905, the inclusion of the note was undertaken by the editor of the revised edition, not Nicolay and Hay. The editor also assigned the incorrect date of September 8, 1858, to the speech. "For the People, A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association Vol 5 Number 4 Winter 2003, Springfield IL

Above  is the map I referred to of the Underground Railroad - note both by land and by sea, to Canada.

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