DEAR MR PRESIDENT
The prophecies have come to pass,
The great spirit, Massau’u
Says that man should live in harmony,
Yet the government has destroyed our basic religion
In this land of the Great Spirit.
Great roads like rivers cross our land
Man talks to man
Through a cobweb of telephone lines
And travels the roads in the sky,
Man is tampering with the moon and the stars
The White Man has desecrated the face of Mother Earth
In his desire for material possessions
Blinded to the pain caused to Mother Earth
By his quest for so-called natural resources.
The sacred lands of the Hopi are desecrated
By men who seek coal and water
To create power for the white man’s cities.
The Great Spirit says not to allow this to happen
Says not to take from the earth
Not to destroy living things,
Otherwise a gourd of ashes will be dropped upon the earth,
That many men will die,
And that the end of this way of life is near at hand