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A Prayer For Bush Clan and Cohorts on Columbus Day

From James Mooney, Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees,1891. The blanks are to be filled in by thne shaman with the clan and name of victim.
Formula To Destroy Life

Listen! Now I have come to step over your soul. You are of the--- clan. Your name is---. Your spittle I have put at rest under the earth. Your soul I have put at rest under the earth. I have come to cover you over with the black rock. I have come to cover you over with black cloth. I have come to cover you with black slabs, never to reappear. Toward the black coffin of the upland in the Darkening Land your paths shall stretch out. So shall it be for you. The clay of the upland has come to cover you. Instantly the black clay has lodged there where it is at restat the black houses in the Darkening Land. With the black coffin and with the black slabs I have come to cover you. Now you soul has faded away. It has become blue. When darkness comes your spirit shall grow less and dwindle away, never to reappear. Listen!