2011 Pawnee Indian Museum . Kansas
Right after the completion of the vernissage of Island reflections in Holland Michigan USA at the De Pree Art center of Hope college , an exhibition figuring the contemporary Art of Curacao curated by Susan Wilczac and organized by Marliyn Schanze , we , the ZZ Team trusted our fate to flipping a small one cent American coin , to lead the way and the Pawnee Indian museum in Republic Kansas got to be one of the destinations , the sacred coin drove us to .
We were received by the State historic site administrator , Historian and Anthropologist , Mr Richard Gould and soon enough the discussion derived on “ why would a highly harmonious and Spiritual community have to go to close to extinction . “
To our amazement , we learned that Pawnees were not so peaceful , and extremely feared on the great plains , warring and kidnapping other tribes’ individuals , to serve as sacrificial offering to the great Spirit .
Still the Pawnees lived mostly in peace , governed by council without any single point of authority , but for global consensus , explaining why the French called them the republican people . The women tending the fields , building the houses , and caring for the children , the grand parents educating them , and the men hunting .
Coming from an island where such small peaceful communities , of great spiritual cultures , living in and with nature with outmost respect and gratitude , got totally annihilated by the Europeans powers which considered them as unusable persons , we were aware through experiences that in such genocidal events a grander purpose was at work . A deeper Reality beyond mental understanding ,but undeniable nevertheless .
The Universe does not waste .
Pain with a reason becomes Sacrifice . Just like the crucifixion , leading to expansion of wisdom and love .
A part of humanity , would sacrifice for the rest of It .
Lo and behold , 5 minutes after our exchange , a spectacular view , made of ancient pieces of wood , probably from an Indian bed , half rotten on the floor , revealed itself after 22 years of the museum existence .
Jesus on the cross with an Indian feather
The victims transformed into heroes .What a tough world . God bless
Curacao 23 .9.2011 . Philippe and Giovani Zanolino .