The first Bible of Guatama (America)
being of Eawahtah, a man chosen by God for the children of Guatama

In Guatama, in the Middle Kingdom (Central America), by the sea of So-ci-a-pan (Gulf of Mexico), down from heaven came Gitchee, the Creator, the World-Maker, Manito! With silence, speaking in the soul of things. He said: Speak, O earth! Have eyes, O earth! Have ears, O earth! Behold Me, your Maker!

The earth answered Him, not with words, boasting, but raised up man!

Man said: Here I am, O Gitchee! The Creator looked, and lo and behold, the I‘hins of Guatama stood before Him, the little people, white and yellow. Gitchee (God) said: Because you have answered me in faith, O earth, your ong‘wee (talking animals) shall be called I‘hin. Thus was named the first talkers; men with mouths for words, ears for words.

Then Gitchee (God) called the I‘hins together, and said they were good; the handsomest of all created creations. And he commanded them to marry, male and female, and beget heirs.

And they obeyed God‘s commands; but the dumb earth cast clouds upward, and blinded the ways of the I‘hins, so they strayed away from the mounds, and came to the black druks,814 which do not speak; have no words; being dumb like the black mud of the earth where they burrowed.

In the darkness of the earth the I‘hins mingled with the druks, and lo and behold, a second-born speaking animal (ong‘wee, man) stood upon the earth, tall and red, and strong, swift and handsome. Gitchee (God) said:

I do not blame you, O I‘hin! I saw the darkness; saw your straits! But you shall never again dwell with druks, nor with the new red-born, those with faces like new copper. Call them I‘hua, for they shall be protectors over my chosen, the I‘hins, forever. The I‘hua shall drive away the baugh and mieu815 and great serpents, and all man-slaying beasts; for I will make mighty nations out of the seed of the I‘huans.

The first I‘huan‘s name was O-e-du, and his wife‘s name was Uh-na; and they begot Owena, Dan and Shu-sa, but they had no more heirs. At a time soon after, the second man, whose name was Ka-ka-ooh, and whose wife‘s name was Wees, begot Somma, Pan-ah, Kac-ak, Ku-bak and Jessom.

And these were the first tribes of I‘huans in the land of Guatama (after the flood), and they dwelt together, marrying and begetting offspring, dwelling in peace. And the I‘hins taught them about all things, so that they became an honor on the earth and a glory to the Creator; but they were so mixed together that one tribe had no preference over another. So, by commandment of God, they were called the tribe of Oedukakaooh,816 of the middle kingdom, Waneopanganosah (Central America).

In the valley of Owak, by the river Ho-e-jon-wan, Gitchee (E-O-IH) created another tribe called Bak-Haw-ugh, and to the north of them, in the mountains was the tribe Meiu-how-an-go-to-bah; and their tribes commingled, and Gitchee (God) named them, Bakhawughmeiuhowangotobah.

Jessom, son of Kakaooh, married Wepon, daughter of Bakhawughmeiuhowangotobah, and they begot Sto-gil-bak, and he begot Kom, and he begot See, and she married Ban, son of the tribe Kakaooh, and Ban‘s first-born son‘s name was La-ban-a-see.

And Labanasee was born in su‘is of the second order, and could hear the voice of the Creator, Gitchee, the Great Spirit. And the Voice remained with Labanasee during his lifetime, which was one hundred and twenty-five years. And the Voice descended to Labanasee‘s son, Hootlabanasee, who lived one hundred and one years, and the Voice descended to his son, Hatapanagooshhootlabanasee; and then to his son after him, named Arapanseekasoodativhatapanagooshhootlabanasee817.

Thus were represented the eighteen tribes of Gitchee‘s chosen among the I‘huans who would become everlasting heirs to the Voice.

And God said to Ara: Arise and go forth; my hand will steer you. So Ara rose up and departed by the hand of the Creator, and came to the valley of Owg, broad and sweet-smelling, full of health-giving food, air and water. And there came with Ara into Owg one thousand men, women and children; and they built a city and called it Eftspan, signifying place of beauty.

And these took the name of the tribe of Ara, which name survived one thousand seven hundred and fifty years. And their people were tens of thousands.

After the tribe of Ara lost the Voice, there was raised up Sho-shone, of the tribes of Sto-gil-bak. And Gitchee raised His hand before Sho-shone and pointed the way, and Sho-shone departed out of the country of Tabachoozehbakkankan and came to Owg, and took to wife Hisam, daughter of Ooeguffanauha, and they begot E-a-ron-a-ki-mutz, a son of great beauty and strength, a swift runner.

And the voice of Gitcheemonihtee (Son of E-O-IH818) came to Earonakimutz and remained with him during his natural lifetime, which was ninety years; and passed to his son, Fassawanhoota-ganganearonakimutz, and then to his son, Monagoamyazazhufassawanhootaganganearonakimutz.819

And Monag inhabited the regions of the plains of Yiteatuazow (Arkansas), and his people became mighty in cities and agriculture. For four thousand years the Voice of the All Father remained with the regular succession of the heirs of Monag, but their names and their cities‘ names became so long that no man could speak them or write them.

So Gitchee (E-O-IH) raised up Honga, son of Ab, of the tribe of Oedu, of the land of the Middle Kingdom. And Honga went into the mountains of Ghiee (Rocky or Eagle Mountains),820 sloping to the east.

Gitchee (God) spoke to Honga, saying: You shall take Oebe for your wife; out of your seed I will raise up a greater tribe than all other tribes; and your first-born son shall have your name; and your son‘s son shall be called Honga also; and your son‘s son‘s son, and so on forever. For I am wearied with the burden of names; your Great Creator has spoken.

Then Honga asked, saying: What if I have no son, but only daughters? Or what if my son or my son‘s son (my lineage) ceases to have a son, but only daughters?

Then Gitchee spoke, saying: The wife‘s first daughter shall take the name Honga. || So it came to pass that Honga married and begot heirs; and the Voice of the Great Spirit remained with the tribes of Honga. And it came about that he who heard the Voice, who was always the chief high prophet for the tribe, was called Hoanga; but the peoples themselves were called ong‘wee, the same that has endured to this day, and is called Indian [Native American –ed.].

And the generations of Honga were called: first Honga; second Honga; third Honga; and so on. And this was the beginning of the counting of time in Guatama. Nor did any man know the number of generations before the time of Honga the first.

And the land became full of cities, from the east to the west, and from the north to the south, and the people all over the land dwelt in peace, tribe with tribe. Then came the God of evil, I‘tura (Ahura), sowing evil in the temples and on the altars. With a false tongue and cunning, he came before the prophets, stealing their eyes away, stealing their ears away; holding up his hand, saying: It is the Great Spirit‘s hand.

And I‘tura obsessed the nations and tribes of men to worship him;821 infatuating them with the stories of far-off countries, and the glory of kings and queens. And he set on foot a war of plunder; brought ten thousand times ten thousand evil spirits to aid and abet822 mortals in war.

And I‘tura, the God of evil, taught mortals to flatten the head, to make prophets, and, lo and behold, the land of Guatama became a land of seers, prophets and conjurers, seeking evil for sake of evil; consulting the spirits of the dead for war and for earthly glory in blood and death.

These, then, were the principal kings of that day (before I‘tura‘s attack): Lanoughl, king of Eboostakgan, a city of tens of thousands, in the valley of Aragaiyistan. Lanoughl was the son of Toogaooga-haha, who was the son of Eviphraiganakukuwonpan, who was the son of Oyoyughstuhaipawehaha, who built the canal (oseowa) of Papaeunugheutowa, which extended from the sea of Hoola‘hoola‘pan (Lake Superior) to the plains of Aigonquehanelachahoba (Texas), near the sea of Sociapan, where dwelt Heothahoga, king of kings, whose temple was roofed with copper and silver. Ten thousand boats (canoes) plied the canal, extending along, carrying copper and silver from the north regions to the cities of the valley of Hapembapanpan, and to the cities of the mountains of Oaramgallachacha, and to Ghiee, home of Honga the first, the mightiest of red men.

Next in power to Lanoughl was Tee-see-gam-ba-o-rakaxax, king of the city of Chusanimbapan, in the plains of Erezehoegammas (Central America), with twelve tributary cities extending along the river Akaistaazachahaustomakmak, to the mountains of Nefsaidawowotchachaeengamma.

And the third king in power was Chiawassaibakanalszhoo, of the city of Inuistahahahacromcromahoesuthaha, and tributary to him were twenty-seven cities and their kings.

Chiawassaibakanalszhoo was the son of Tenehamgameralhuchsukzhaistomaipowwassaa, who was son of Thusaiganganenosatamakka, who built the great east canal, the Oseowagallaxacola, in the rich valley of Tiedaswonoghassie, and through the land of Seganeogalgalyaluciahomaahomhom [most likely Louisiana and Mississippi –Ed.], where dwelt the large men and women, the Ongewahapackaka-ganganecolabazkoaxax.

The fourth great king of Guatama was Hooagalomarakkadanapanwowwow, king of the city of Itussakegollahamganseocolabah, which had seventeen tributary cities of tens of thousands of people. And his kingdom extended from sea to sea in the Middle Kingdom (Panama). Here stood the temple of Giloff, with a thousand columns of polished mahogany [Pharsak –Ed.], and with a dome of copper and silver. And within Giloff dwelt the Osheowena, the oracle of the Creator, for two thousand years.

The fifth great king was Penambatta, king of the city of Liscararzakyatasagangan, on the High Heogula Ophat (Tennessee), with thirty tributary cities of tens of thousands of inhabitants. Here was situated the school and college of great learning, the Ahazahohoputan, where tens of thousands of students were taught. Penambatta was learned, and had traveled far, devoting his life to imparting knowledge. He had six thousand attendants, besides six hundred and forty officers.

The sixth great king was Hoajab, son of Teutsangtusicgammooghsapanpan, founder of the kilns of Wooboohakhak. Hoajab‘s capital city was Farejonkahomah, with thirty-three tributary cities, having tens of thousands of inhabitants, on the plains of He‘gow (Southeastern Ohio).

The seventh great king was Hiroughskahogamsoghtabakbak, and his capital city was Hoesughsoosiamcholabonganeobanzhohahhah, situated in the plains of Messogowanchoola [Indiana, North Ohio and Pennsylvania –Ed.], and extending eastward to the mountains of Gonzhoowas-sicmachababdohuyapiasondrythoajaj, including the valleys of the river Onepagassathalalanganchoochoo, even to the sea, Poerthawowitcheothunacalclachax-zhloschistacombia (Lake Erie). Hiro had forty-seven tributary cities of tens of thousands of inhabitants.

Between the great kings and their great capitals were a thousand canals, crossing the country in every direction, from east to west and from north to south, so that the seas of the north were connected with the seas of the south. The people traveled in kanoos (canoes), and carried the products of the land to all directions. Besides the canals mentioned, there were seven other great canals, named after the kings who built them, and they extended across the plains in many directions, but chiefly east and west.

These were: Oosgaloomaigovolobanaz-hooegollopan, and Halagazhapanpanegoochoo, and Fillioistagovonchobiassoso, and Anetiabolalachoo-esanggomacoaloabonbakkak, and Ehabadangon-zhooeportalicha-boggasa-megitcheepapa, and Onepa-pollagassayamganshuniatedoegonachoogangitiavato-osomchooibalgadgad, and Hachooaolagobwotchacha-bakaraxexganhammazhooelapanpan.

In those days the kings and learned men set their hearts on building canals and finding places and roadways for them, and the great glory and honor of man at that time lay in this achievement.

And God (Gitchee), perceiving the virtue and wisdom of men, sent his angels to teach man the mystery of canal-making; to teach him to compound clay with lime and sand, to hold water;823 to teach man to find the gau,824 the level, and the force of water. The angels also taught man to make pots and kettles; to burn the clay in suitable shapes; to find copper ore and silver ore, and gold and lead for the floors of the oracle chambers, clean and shining white, suitable for angels.

And they taught man how to soften copper like dough; how to harden copper like flint rock, for axes and mattocks for building canals;825 taught man how to work the ore in the fire and melt (smelt) it; and how to make lead into sheets, like cloth.

Taught man to till the soil and grow wheat and corn; taught the women how to grind it and make bread. Taught the hunters how to slay the lion, the tiger, and the mastodon, the HOGAWATHA, THE ROOTING ANIMAL OF WISDOM.826

Besides all these inhabited regions there lay another country to the far west, fifty days‘ journey, the land of Goeshallobok [Utah –Ed.], a place of sand and salt, and hot, boiling waters. And the breadth of this region took twenty days‘ journey east and west, but its span north and south took fifty days‘ journey.

In the High North lay the kingdom of Olegalla, the land of giants, the place of yellow rocks and high spouting waters (geysers). It was Olegalla who gave away his kingdom, the great city of Powafuchawowitchahavagganeabba, with the twenty-four tributary cities spread along the valley of Anemoosagoochakakfuela [Yellowstone Valley –Ed.]; gave his kingdom to his queen Minnegane-washaka, with the yellow hair, long, hanging down. And the queen built two hundred and seventy temples, and two adjacent to the spouting waters, where her people went every morning at sunrise, singing praise to Gitchee, Monihtee, the Creator.

South of Olegalla lay the kingdom of Onewagga, surrounding the sea of Chusa-mangaobe hassahgana-wowitchee [the salt lake –Ed.], in the valley of Mauegobah, which is to say, CONSECRATED PLACE OF THE VOICE, a kingdom of forty cities. Here reigned for twenty generations the line of kings called Wineohgushagusha, most holy and wise, full of manliness and strong limbed. To the east of the lake lay the Woohootaughnee, the ground of games and tournaments, where tens of thousands came every autumn to exhibit their strength, carrying horses and oxen, and running and leaping, and running races with the trained aegamma [deer –Ed.]. And to the strongest and the swiftest, the king gave prizes of handsome damsels, with straight limbs and shapely necks, proud, who loved to be awarded handsome, mighty husbands.

To the south of Onewagga lay the kingdom of Himallawowoaganapapa, rich in legends of the people who lived here before the flood; a kingdom of seventy cities and six great canals coursing east and west, and north and south, from the Ghiee Mountain, in the east, to the west mountain, the Yublahahcolaesavaganawakka, the place of the king of bears, the Eeughohabakax (grizzly). And to the south, to the Middle Kingdom, on the deserts of Geobiathaganeganewohwoh, where the rivers do not empty into the sea, but sink in the sand, the Sonagallakaxax, creating prickly Thuazhoogallak-hoomma, shaped like a pear.

I‘tura, God of evil, dweller in hell, looked over the broad earth; saw the land of Guatama, the mighty races of I‘huans. And his mouth watered, like a lion‘s when a lamb stands before him. I‘tura called his legions, tens of thousands of drujas, devils from the regions of hell: Come, he said, I have found a rich feeding place. Behold, I will make my kingdoms wider; spread out the walls of hell and gather in this great harvest of innocent souls.

Then came I‘tura‘s hosts of evil, ten times tens of thousands, for such is the nature of spirits and men;827 call for ten thousand to do a righteous work, and only a hundred come; call for ten thousand to do an unholy work, and behold, ten times ten thousand come. They said to I‘tura:

How shall we proceed? Where shall we strike? And I‘tura, wise in wickedness, said: Go to the temples, the places of shining copper and silver, and obsess every one of their oracles. And when the kings and the learned men come to consult Gitchee, my deadly enemy, you shall assume to be Him, and answer them with lies and all types of unprofitable speculation; turn them upside down; make them curse Gitchee; make them ask for I‘tura. And when madness comes upon them, follow them to their sleeping couches and whisper in their souls that their neighbors are their deadly enemies. Incite them to war and to all manner of deeds of death; and when they overturn each other‘s kingdoms and houses, and their dead lie like ashes over all the land, gather in their distracted spirits to fill my mighty kingdom with Gitchee‘s harvest!

Then answered the hosts of I‘tura (who was known in heaven as Ahura): Most mighty God, what are your prizes, for the souls of men, for souls to extend your heavenly kingdom?

I‘tura answered, saying: According to the number of subjects any angel brings me, so will I exalt him to be a captain, or a general, or a Lord, or a God, and he shall have a sub-kingdom in my heavenly regions, with thousands of servants to do his bidding.

With that the evil God and his evil spirits fell to work, night and day; and lo and behold, the fair land of Guatama was overspread with human blood. Fell war828 spread throughout all the mighty kingdoms; kingdom against kingdom; city against city; man against man.

And the holy temples were pulled down or burnt; the canals broken and wasted; the cities set ablaze; and the fields laid desolate. With no grain growing, the grinding mills of the women lay silent, like the dead stretched over all the fields!

Into the far-off forest fled the women with the children, hungry, weeping, starving. And the cities went down; the nations went down; the tribes of men were broken up; only remnants here and there remained. And where once had been great and mighty peoples, lay only heaps of ruins, past the power of man to rebuild.

Then the Creator, the Great Spirit, looked down from the highest heaven; saw the work of desolation; saw I‘tura at his bloody work.

And the Great Spirit cried out with a loud voice, so that earth and heaven shook with the power of His voice, sifting all things, as a woman sifts meal. And He found one grain of corn not ground by the God of evil, found Honga! The tribes so firmly sworn to the Great Spirit that the words of the evil Gods and evil spirits rolled off and took no hold on them.

The Great Spirit saw the tribes of Honga, they who stuck most to the I‘hins, the sacred little people, white and yellow, often marrying with them, thus preserving the stock to the Hand and Voice. And He called loud and long: Honga! Honga! Honga!

The Creator would not be put off with silence; called again: Honga! Honga! Honga! But He heard only His Own Voice resounding far; knew only His mighty Power! Again He called: Honga! Honga! Honga!

In the first call, I‘tura and his evil hosts ran away. In His second call, it was like springtime, after heavy winter. And in the third call, it was like budding summer. And from the seed of Honga a sprout came up, an I‘huan; taller than any other man with a bright shining face of copper; shining as if all the destroyed temples glistened in his broad head.

And he spoke, saying: Here, O Great Spirit, here I am! And the Great Spirit said: Who are you, My Son? And he answered: I am Son of the Creator. Then asked the Great Spirit: Of what tribe? And he answered: My flesh is nothing; my genealogy is of the spirit. Of the I‘hin my mother; of the I‘huan my father.

Then said the Creator: For which reason, I name you Eawahtah, spirit and flesh evenly balanced, best of men. Come with Me; walk along with Me; you shall reinstate the tribes of men; deliver them out of darkness; make them worshipful.

Eawahtah said: I am Your servant, O Great Spirit. What shall I call You, so that the tribes of men shall no longer be distrustful? Then answered the Creator: Call Me after the wind, O Eawahtah!

Eawahtah said: How after the wind? The Great Spirit said: Come with Me, My Son. Then Eawahtah walked along and came to a place where the wind blew in the leaves.

The Creator said: Tell Me, My Son, what does the wind in the leaves say? And Eawahtah answered: E! Then the Creator took Eawahtah to the big sea water, and asked: What does the wind in the water829 say, My Son?

And Eawahtah answered: Go! Then the Creator took Eawahtah to the high crags, the rocks above the clouds, piercing, where the wind whistled; and He said: What does the wind say, My Son? And Eawahtah answered: Quim!

And the Great Spirit said: Call Me Egoquim, O My Son. I am three in One; the earth and all that is in and on the earth, and all the stars, moon and sun; they are one of My members. And the air above the earth, the Atontea, is another member of My Person. And higher yet; in the high place above the air, is the ether; the great penetrator; and that is the third member of My Person. I am everywhere, far and near; all things your eye sees, all things your ear hears, are of Me and in Me.

Whatever is one with Me has no hard labor. Behold the flowers of the field; I color them. Behold the ant and the honeybee; I lead them; the bird I teach how to build.

Man alone is stubborn, setting up ways of his own. O if he could learn to be one with Me! To move and labor with Me! Then spoke Eawahtah, saying: Holy Egoquim! I will go and teach man, give him Your words; make him understand.

Egoquim said: For that labor I called you forth, made you tall and handsome, with strong limbs, and broad shoulders. Come, then, My Son, I will go with you; into all the lands; among all the scattered tribes; your voice shall be My Voice. Do not fear, for I will stand so close to you, that when you open your mouth to speak, I will give you words; you shall not err.

Eawahtah inquired: What shall I say; how should I teach the sons and daughters of men; give me a synopsis?

Egoquim answered Eawahtah, saying:

One Great Person, even Egoquim, Creator and Ruler over all in heaven and earth.

You shall have Him, and no other God, Lord, idol, man or angel to worship, forever!

You shall love Him above all things in heaven above, or on the earth, or in the waters of the earth!

And you shall teach Him to your children, and command them to teach Him to their children, and so on forever!

And you shall swear against all other Gods, Lords and idols, to never serve them! And the same to your children, and to their children after them, forever!

And this is the first Egoquim law.

And you shall deal with all men, women and children, as justly and as kindly as with your own mother, out of whose breast you were fed when you were helpless and weak.

Teaching this to your children, and to their children after them, forever.

And this is the second Egoquim law.

And to the sick and helpless; to the stranger and the man who comes from far away; to the widow who is destitute; and to the child who has no father; you shall be both father and mother to them; and take them into your house and feed them; and give them skins and cloth to wear; and if they are lost you shall go with them and show them the way.

Commanding these things to your children, and to their children after them, forever!

And this is the third Egoquim law.

And you shall not tell lies; nor speak falsely against any man, woman or child; nor break your word of promise, even if threatened with death. The word of your mouth shall be as unchangeable as the setting and rising sun!

And you shall command this to your children, and to their children after them, forever!

And this is the fourth Egoquim law.

And you shall not take and possess that which is another‘s; nor allow your children to do so, nor their children after them, forever.

Which is the fifth Egoquim law.

And you shall respect the times of woman; and when she is pregnant with child, you shall not lie with her;830 nor give her heavy labor, nor angry words, nor fret831 her; but be obedient to her, doing whatever she asks you to do, for it is her time, and she is your queen.

Teaching this to your young men and women, and to theirs that come after them, forever; for their young are begotten of Me, and I will have them shapely, strong and brave!

Which is the sixth Egoquim law.

You shall labor six days, but on the seventh day it is the moon‘s day, and you shall not labor, hunt or fish, but go to the altar of your Creator and dance and sing before Me; and sit in silence to hear My words, which I speak into the souls of men, women and children.

Teaching this to your children, and to their children that come after them, forever.

Which is the seventh Egoquim law.

You shall restore the rites and ceremonies of Choe-pan and Annubia-pan;832 except you shall not flatten the head to make a seer, a Haonga, to drive the judgment of the brain away to the prophetic regions; and this procedure you shall swear to Me to never restore.

Teaching these things to your children, and to their children after them, forever!

Which is the eighth Egoquim law.833

Then Eawahtah, Son of Egoquim, rose up, saying: I am Your servant! Lead me, for I am going in Your name, even to the end of the world!834

When Eawahtah, Son of the Great Spirit, thus spoke, a Light came over him, dazzling, brilliant, lighting the way, showing him the way.

And the spirit upon Eawahtah was so powerful, that when he came to the river, he rose up like an angel and sailed over, landing safely on the other side.835

Nor did he know where he was going; did not know the places of the scattered, destroyed peoples.

And the angels of Egoquim went before him; went into the forests and valleys, calling to the souls of the suffering, starving, and dying, saying to them in their despair:

Egoquim, the Mighty, is coming! His Son! Behold Him! He holds the keys of Yaton‘te, the heavenly hunting ground. Come forth from your hiding! Come forth, O My beloved! It is your Heavenly Father calling.

And the women heard! The little children, with sore, bleeding feet, heard! The proud, brave men listened! They said: Why do we fight? Why do we destroy? It was a wicked God! He called himself the Savior—the wicked monster, I‘tura!

Then came Eawahtah; came first to the kingdom of Took-shein, and to his queen, Che-guh, in the land, Anagoomahaha, the flat-heads.836 Told them all the words of the Great Spirit, Egoquim.

Then spoke Took-shein, saying: To me the Great Spirit has spoken; told me all the words as you have spoken. I know all you have said is true. Then spoke Che-guh, saying: Gitchee, the Great Spirit, spoke to me. All your words are true, O Eawahtah. All the scattered tribes will be gathered together by you. There will be many tribes of the red man; Egoquim will be the center, the Mighty Spirit!

Then Eawahtah spoke, saying to his good host and hostess: Your place shall be the center; from your place I will shoot out in different directions, always returning, bringing in followers.

While they thus talked, a Light appeared above them. Look, said Took-shein: It is the hand of Egoquim! Look, said Che-guh: It is the Voice of Gitchee! Then Eawahtah, seeing more clearly, raised up expressly,837 and said: It is a ship of fire coming down from heaven! I hear the voice of the angel of Egoquim, the Mighty!

Then Eawahtah went and stood between Took-shein and Che-guh, holding their hands, so the Voice of Egoquim could speak plainly; so he could hear.

And Egoquim spoke out of the ship of fire, saying:

Yes, My beloved! I am with you! Behold, My worlds are wide and many. When My back is turned, evil Gods come to steal My children; tell them lies to win them; tell them they are My Sons coming to save them!

Hard is the fate of those who worship one God only;838 but they are Mine. I look around at times; I set the evil Gods flying. Be of strong heart, O My beloved! Many races will come and go on these lands. But the red man shall possess it; inhabit it far and near. Then another evil God [Christ was called an evil God by the Indians –Ed.] shall come, to flay and destroy My sons and daughters, to cover all the lands over with pure blood. Then I will come again and rout the evil God, and raise up My sons and daughters, full of glory.

I will bring their kindred (Faithists) from far across the water; a wise speaking people, who worship none born of woman; a people who do not war; who do not kill off weaker nations.839 I will come in the Tenonachi, and the Hoochiquis [Mahican (Mohican) and Iroquois confederacies –ed.]; My hand shall reach around the earth in that day.840 I will chase away all Gods and Saviors born of woman. And all men shall worship the Great Spirit only.

Go forth, My son; build wide My foundation; I will found My earthly kingdom in this land.

Then upward rose the ship of heaven; and Eawahtah buckled on his traveling slippers; said goodbye to Took-shein; filled his pockets with the bread of Che-guh; kissed her hand goodbye, and started forth.

For many years Eawahtah traveled, over all the regions of Guatama, teaching, gathering together, swearing the people to be forever firm to the Great Spirit; made them swear solemn oaths that never again would they listen to any God except the Creator; made them swear they would never be caught by another cunning Savior, like I‘tura, whose people delight in war.

Eawahtah gathered the frightened tribes into villages, and taught them writing and engraving; taught them the secret name of the Great Spirit, Egoquim; and explained the moon to them and how to keep the seventh day for worship.

The Creator saw the great work of Eawahtah; saw the people gathered together in tens of thousands of places. Then the Creator spoke to Eawahtah, saying:

You shall found forty mighty nations, O My Son; and every nation shall be an independent nation; but all the nations shall be united into a brotherhood of nations, as ONE mighty people, and that one shall be called O-pah-E-go-quim,841 signifying ONE. For when I come in kosmon, My people shall have many states, like yours, and their combination shall be called UNION, signifying ONE. Build a model for them, O Eawahtah. For, although when they come they will overthrow your people on the earth, the angels of your holy ones (Native American spirits firm in adherence and obedience to the Great Spirit E-O-IH) shall come and purge them of their Savior, and make them clean in My sight.

Then Eawahtah made the nations; united them into one mighty people, and called them the nations of Opahegoquim. And they planted the country over with cornfields, and dwelt in peace.

God said: Be wise, O man, in the words of your God. My records do not come up out of the ground, nor from the books of mortals.