The Iroquois Deganawidah: The Two Serpents [Prophecy] By Andrew Dwight Harris-
Deganawidah is another name for Jesus Christ
Deganawidah, The Great Peacemaker, is a prophet among the tribes of the Iroquois of long ago. Below is the opening paragraph of the prophecy, The Two Serpents, as told by Scott Peterson from Native American Prophecies:
When Deganawidah was leaving the Indians in the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, he told the Indian people that they would face a time of great suffering. They would distrust their leaders and the principles of peace of the League, and a great white serpent was to come upon the Iroquois, and that for a time it would intermingle with the Indian serpent as a friend. This serpent would in time become so powerful that it would attempt to destroy the Indian, and the serpent is described as choking the life’s blood out of the Indian people.
The rest of the prophecy of The Two Serpents becomes very symbolic and seems to have end-times meanings:
Deganawidah told the Indians that they would be in such a terrible state at this point that all hope would seem to be lost, and he told them that when things looked their darkest a red serpent would come from the north and approach the white serpent, which would be terrified, and upon seeing the red serpent he would release the Indian, who would fall to the ground almost like a helpless child, and the white serpent would turn all its attention to the red serpent. The bewilderment would cause the white serpent to accept the red one momentarily. The white serpent would be stunned and take part of the red serpent and accept him. Then there is a heated argument and a fight. And then the Indian revives and crawls toward the land of the hilly country, and then he would assemble his people together, and they would renew their faith and the principles of peace that Deganawidah had established. There would at the same time exist among the Indians a great love and forgiveness for his brother, and in this gathering would come streams from all over -- not only the Iroquois but from all over -- and they would gather in this hilly country, and they would renew their friendship. And Deganawidah said they would remain neutral in this fight between the white and red serpents.
At the time they were watching the two serpents licked in this battle, a great message would come to them, which would make them ever so humble, and when they become that humble, they will be waiting for a young leader, an Indian boy, possibly in his teens, who would be a choice seer. Nobody knows who he is or where he comes from, but he will be given great power, and would be heard by thousands, and he would give them the guidance and the hope to refrain from going back to their land and he would be the accepted leader. And Deganawidah said that they will gather in the land of the hilly country, beneath the branches of an elm tree, and they should burn tobacco and call upon Deganawidah by name when facing the darkest hours, and he will return. Deganawidah said that as the choice seer speaks to the Indians that number as the blades of grass, and he would be heard by all at the same time, and as the Indians are gathered watching the fight, they notice from the south a black serpent coming from the sea, and he is described as dripping with salt water, and as he stands there, he rests for a spell to get his breath, all the time watching to the north to the land where the white and red serpents are fighting.
Deganawidah said that the battle between the white and the red serpents opened very slowly but would then become so violent that the mountains would crack and the rivers would boil and the fish would turn up on their bellies. He said that there would be no leaves on the trees in that area. There would be no grass, and that strange bugs and beetles would crawl from the ground and attack both serpents, and he said that a great heat would cause the stench of death to sicken both serpents. And then, as the boy seer is watching this fight, the red serpent reaches around the back of the white serpent and pulls from him a hair which is carried toward the south by a great wind into the waiting hands of the black serpent, and as the black serpent studies this hair, it suddenly turns into a woman, a white woman who tells him things that he knows to be true but he wants to hear them again. When this white woman finishes telling these things, he takes her and gently places her on a rock with great love and respect, and then he becomes infuriated at what he has heard, so he makes a beeline for the north, and he enters the battle between the red and white serpents with such speed and anger that he defeats the two serpents, who have already been battle weary.
When he finishes, he stand on the chest of the white serpent, and he boasts and puts his chest out like he’s the conqueror, and he looks for another serpent to conquer. He looks to the land of the hilly country and then sees the Indian standing with his arms folded and looking ever so noble that he knows that this Indian is not the one to fight. The next direction that he will face will be eastward and at that time he will be momentarily blinded by a light that is many times brighter than the sun. The light will be coming from the east to the west over the water, and when the black serpent regains his sight, he becomes terrified and makes a beeline for the sea. He dips into the sea and swims away in a southerly direction, and shall never again be seen by the Indians. The white serpent revives, and he too sees the light, and he makes a feeble attempt to gather himself and go toward that light.
A portion of the white serpent refuses to remain but instead makes its way toward the land of the hilly country, and there he will join the Indian People with a great love like that of a lost brother. The rest of the white serpent would go to the sea and dip into the sea and would be lost out of sight for a spell. Then suddenly the white serpent would appear again on the top of the water and he would be slowly swimming toward the light. Deganawidah said that the white serpent would never again be troublesome to the Indian People. The red serpent would revive and he would shiver with great fear when he sees that light. He would crawl to the north and leave a bloody, shaky trail northward, and he would never be seen again by the Indians. Deganawidah said as this light approaches that he would be that light, and he would return to his Indian People, and when he returns, the Indian People would be a greater nation than they had ever been before.
While some may speculate that the Messiah/Indian Boy is quite young, I do not believe that he will be as young as someone that is in their teens or twenties. I believe that he will be at least in his thirties. It is estimated that Jesus Christ was about thirty years of age when he fulfilled his life’s mission. In Luke 3:23 it states, “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age.” Therefore, I believe that the Messiah/Indian Boy will be about the same age and that while he is physically young, he is very capable of understanding vastly more in depth and detail than many of us ever could at that young of an age.
So why an Indian Boy and what does that even mean? It means that Messiah will not come as a Jew but as a Native American. He will have Native blood flowing through his veins. Although many, if not all, of the Native people of America are from Jewish decent, it would not make sense for Messiah to come as a Jew to Native people. He has already come as a Jew to the Jews, now he will come as a Native to the Natives. Although he will have Native blood flowing through his veins there are two other defining aspects of Messiah that we must consider. The first being that although Messiah will have Native blood flowing through his veins, his skin will not appear red as the red man but his skin will in actuality be white.
Messiah will have many of the defining features of a red man, such as the red mans facial structure but his skin will be the color of a white man. The reason that this is the case is because there are other Native prophecies that Messiah will fulfill during his time on the earth as the Indian Boy. Such prophecies claim that they will be fulfilled by a white individual, they do not specify this individual as being Messiah; however, it is pretty clear when you start putting all of the prophecies together which ones describe him.
The final aspect of Messiah is that he will be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The reason being that he must already understand the workings of the church as well as having been ordained to both the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods. He will have to have been endowed in the temple, and if married, he will have had to have been sealed in the temple as well. Messiah will have to have a full understanding of all things pertaining to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including those things pertaining to the church and the temple, in order to teach such things to the red man when the red man arrives to the Rocky Mountains. As Messiah will come undisclosed, he will most likely not have served a mission or served in any higher up calling such as Bishop. He will also probably come from humble beginnings (just as he did when he came to the Jews). These are two factors that would contribute to keeping Messiah undisclosed until the time for the fulfilling of Native prophecy.