Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ Judgment
It was predicted when the last buffalo is gone we will have reached the end times. It is hard to imagine in my mind when our vast plains were covered with an estimated fifty million of these enormous beasts, yet in a very few years white man came close to making them extinct. Along with trying their best to do the same to the red man.
I'm reminded by this card this hateful shameful period is nothing new in the world. In the billions of years man has walked the earth the end times have come and gone multiple times. Then one race or another rises to begin the cycle again. I wonder how many billions of years it will take to get it right? Perhaps when race stops being a defining issue? Peoples look to the sky for help but it is we that choose and carry out our own Judgment via our actions eon after eon.
"Historically the buffalo had more influence on man than all other Plains animals combined. It was life, food, raiment, and shelter to the Indians. The buffalo and the Plains Indians lived together, and together passed away. The year 1876 marks practically the end of both. . . ." Walter Prescott Webb, 1888-1963 The Great Plains