Oquaga Spirit Speaks About Her Indian Tribe Where the Women Ruled

The Oquaga Spirit is a spiritual essence around Oquaga Lake located  on top of a mountain in Deposit, New York. The mountain range is called the Catskills; a once famous place for New York vacationers trying to escape the heat of summer. On Oquaga Lake you literally can forget about the rest on the world. Only the skies, crystal clear water and lush forests are there. The town  is called Deposit after the logs that lumberjacks deposited to be shipped down the Delaware River. We have spent over a dozen summers on the lake since 1983. I sensed that the spirit is an old female American Indian guide from the Lenni Lenope tribe. All the enlightenment, which I received by Oquaga Lake on the 3 x 3 magic square of numbers, came from this lady spirit guide.

Oquaga Lake Where  Lenni Lenape Tribe was Matrilineal

The Lenape kinship system is matrilineal.  Children belonged to their mother’s clan who gave them their social status and identity. Hereditary leadership was from the mother’s clan. Women had the power to remove anyone that they disliked. They not only managed the agriculture, but decided allotments of land by the needs of extended families. Married couples lived with the bride’s family and were able to receive help in raising their own children from the matriarch and her daughters.

Dan and Dad. Sunset at Oquaga
Poet David with son Daniel admiring sunset on Oquaga Lake. The Lenni Lenape tribe once made their home here.  Picture from The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.  The  100 or so pages of poetry were told to me on hikes through the wilderness around Oquaga Lake. She is a  female Indian spirit from the Lenni Lenape tribe.  They are a part of the Algonquin  nation. Check it out on the products page. The spirit will bring you hours of fun, solace and enjoyment. Poems and pictures will be featured in numerous blogs, one at the time. Also a second volume of the Oquaga Spirit’s  poetry is in the works. She also likes to speak in  iambic pentameter.

 

 

 

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. Though my time at the present is more limited, I will try to blog as I can-David

    2. Thank you for your most kind response. I will continue working on the website, DSOworks,com as I can. I am now working full time under contract as the piano player at the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande; but I have a son and daughter helping with the project. Keep checking the site. I hope the poetry of the Oquaga Spirit will be available in one or two weeks. It has 89 pages of poetry and pictures from Oquaga Lake high in the Catskill Mountains. I’ve taken the time to not only memorize every poem, but recite 1/2 daily of the poetry to keep it sharp. Thank you, David.

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    1. My gosh, thank you for your comment! Certainly the area is blessed with so many wild grapes and berries. The bear image about the lake I heard from Gary Holdridge, the son-in law of the owner. I’m certain he saw it at the Historical Museum in Deposit New York. But certainly, wild grapes would be so appropriate!Your reply is quite meaningful to me.The Oquaga Spirit and myself thank you. -David

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    1. Glad you are enjoying the blogs.Many nice people have contacted me, suggesting more pictures etc. Blogs force a person to stay focused which also helps. The keyword can be aggravating; so I’ll combine two words to better get the idea across in one word. The computer doesn’t know the difference. Try whatever you can. I like the “bullets” to break the monotony of straight printed words.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read the post. I will blog as I can. Right now I am very busy playing the piano.I plan on many more blogs about the wonderful Oquaga Spirit.

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