Interview With Rolling Thunder, Chairman Of The Traditional Tribal Council Of The Western Shoshon's Nation Of Indians
INTERVIEW WITH ROLLING THUNDER CHAIRMAN OF THE TRADITIONAL TRIBAL COUNCIL OF THE WESTERN SHOSHON'S NATION OF INDIANS:
The white man must correct himself. It is not up to us Indians because we do not have that power of the physical and the money and his government. It's him and his government who have passed these law and are doing these things, so it is up to him to correct himself. Here at this point I think we strongly hope and wish that good white people will have power enough to stop the things that other white people are doing at this time.
The spirits seem to want us to have the power. We know that the forces of evil are still strong in this land. But we know too, the forces of good are coming up now after hundreds of years. We know this by the signs because of two stars in the sky, a large one and a small one.
For hundreds of years, every night, the large star has followed the small star across the sky. Our prophets and medicine men were watching for these stars to reverse positions and they did so about six months ago. (Summer of '67, Detroit riots, liberating forces coming into the open.) And they knew that when these stars reversed position, the power would be on the side of good and the Indian people again. Now that has happened, and we feel these vibrations.
The evil people are scared. So they cause riots. Their police, their own police are beating up innocent people on the streets, colored and white because they have long hair or because they don't look right. It shows a break-down of their own law and order, a lack of respect for nature and the forces of nature. It shows the failure of the teachings of the white man. We certainly cannot control the weather with a little cloud seeding, or however he has tried to do it.