A NARRAGANSETT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

We walked here once, Grandfather.
These trees, ponds, these springs and streams,
and that big flat rock across the water over there.
We used to meet you over there, remember Grandfather?
And we would dream, dance, and sing
and after a while, make offerings
Then we would sing the traveling song and would go our ways
and sometimes we would see your signs on the way to our lodges
But something happened, Grandfather.
We lost our way somewhere, and everything is going away.
The four leggeds, the trees, springs and streams, even the water,
where the laughing whitefish goes,
and the big sky of many eagles is saying goodbye. Come back, Grandfather, come back!
Thank you, Great Spirit, for all the things that Mother Earth gives.