Indian prophecy about Washington

Posted: October 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

“I am a chief, and the ruler over many tribes. My influence extends to the waters of the great lakes, and to the far blue mountains. I have traveled a long and weary path that I might see the young warrior of the great battle.

“It was on the day when the white man’s blood mixed with the streams of our forest that I first beheld this chief. I called to my young men and said, Mark yon tall and daring warrior? He is not of the red-coat tribe-he hath an Indian’s wisdom, and his warriors fight as we do-himself alone is exposed. Quick, let your aim be certain, and he dies. Our rifles were levelled, rifles which but for him knew not how to miss-’twas all in vain; a power mightier far than we shielded him from harm. He cannot die in battle.

I am old, and shall be gathered to the great council fire of my fathers in the land of shades; but ere I go there is something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy. Listen! The Great Spirit protects that man, and guides his destinies-he will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the father of a mighty empire!”

Washington received this prophecy fifteen years after an attempt to retake Fort Duquesne (Fort Necessity when under American control). During that battle Washington’s hat was shot off, three bullets passed through his coat, and two horses were shot out from under him. He was unharmed. One of Washington’s aides even repeated the prophecy during the Revolutionary War when his troops became apprehensive about how exposed Washington was. And we all know how that war turned out.

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