Legend of
"Chief Red Eyes"

Hundreds of years ago, in the mountains to the west of the Shenandoah Valley, there lived a famous Indian Chief. The Chief was a peaceful man and lived in harmony with nature. He was also a great ruler to his people and they all loved him.

As the white settlers moved west and through the Shenandoah Valley, the Chief was friendly to all and let them hunt on his land. He even shared his food with them when they were hungry. One day some bad men came and killed all of the animals for their skins. The Chief became so angry that his eyes turned blood red.

His spirit now lives on this very mountain and he protects all the animals. That is why all members of the PaWa Tribe have animal names. Whenever we gather and Pow Wow we ask Chief Red Eye's spirit to come and bless us.

Back to Main Page