Originally Posted by We Todd Did
This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.
This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes -- the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.
This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These White Feather saw with his eyes -- the coming of the white men's cattle.
This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.
This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web.
This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.
This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.
This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.
And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.
The signs are interpreted as follows:
The First Sign is of guns.
The Second Sign is of the pioneers' covered wagons.
The Third Sign is of longhorn cattle.
The Fourth Sign describes the railroad tracks.
The Fifth Sign is a clear image of our electric power and telephone lines.
The Sixth Sign describes concrete highways and their mirage-producing effects.
The Seventh Sign foretells of oil spills in the ocean.
The Eighth Sign clearly indicates the "Hippy Movement" of the 1960s.
The Ninth Sign was the U.S. Space Station Skylab, which fell to Earth in 1979. According to Australian eye-witnesses, it appeared to be burning blue.