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Tumas Struggles with Amnesia (Karena Series)
by Amber V Moonstone
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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A continuation in the Karena series..


“Tumas Struggles with Amnesia” (Karena Series)

by Amber "V" Moonstone   8/13/08


As the last brave retreats,
Tumas walks into the Chief's dwelling,
Powhatan fears no white man,
He is willing to die for his people.

Tumas removes his hat,
and announces that he comes in peace,
"Why then, do you bring thunder sticks?"
"I do not have one, the troops carry them."

"I seek information from your counsel"
Chief stands and looks Tumas in the eyes,
"You were of our people, now you have deserted them, what is your purpose?"

"I do not know of what you speak, Sir,
but all I do know is that peace should reign supreme in our lands.  We must stop fighting, and end this senseless struggle.

"Yes, You are right, I want peace,
Go back to your white leaders,
and tell them to talk of peace and lift
these burdens you have placed on my people."

"I cannot do that, I have no power,
I am only a civilian in a militia state.
I have only come to find peace. Can you help me, Powhatan? Please can you help me."

Just as soon as Tumas's plea was heard, the heavens opened up and a tremendous storm broke loose.  Everyone ran for cover as the lightning and thunder were heard.

Karena and the children were safe beneath the archway of their cave.
They welcomed the cooler air and the rain to quench their thirst.

Karena found herself dancing freely
under the cover of the oak trees,
as she was spinning, two strong hands grabbed her arm and pulled her to the ground.

She began to moan and cry out,
"Please don't hurt me, or my children.
Her three children were fast asleep
in the sanctity of the darkened cave.

The white men pulled and tugged at the wildcat Indian maiden,getting her to co-operate was extremely difficult.
Perhaps they should find another squaw.

Just as Karena was going to be manhandled, Tumas called out for the men to stop and go back to the village to wait for him. They did as he commanded and left.

Tumas approached the fallen maiden,
He could see she was quite irrational,
sobbing and crying out someone’s name.

As she looked up at this white man,
Her heart soared, like the eagle in flight,
but somehow, Tumas was different. More stern, and he appeared to be a  white man.

As their eyes met and locked for an instant,  She was taken to the day she met him, so long ago, but the memory still alive in her heart.

He touched her head, and offered his hand to her, she took it and they stood face to face.

“Tumas, do you not remember me?, your children are here asleep, look, your new daughter is there with your two sons.  Come let us re-unite them with their father.”

“NO, I am not Tumas, You are mistaken, this is a trick,
You are a crazy woman, now come with me.”

“I will not, I cannot leave my children. You will have to kill me before I abandon my children.”  She stood firm.

“What is your name, squaw?”

“I am not a squaw, I am Karena, Powhatan Eagle Medicine Woman”.

He looked at her with new eyes, You are Powhatan’s Medicine Woman?  Let me beg of your pardon, dear woman, I have made a grave mistake.  Let us gather up your children and send you back to your village.

There is no harm there now, the men will not touch you or your family.  Karena, You have my promise.”

“Yes, I want to go back to my village, please help me with the children, you carry Eagle Soaring, and I will take Red Hawk and Glowing Moon.  Thank you, Mr. ?’


“I am Daniel Jamison, I am honored to meet such a highly respected Medicine Woman.”


Tumas picked up his son, Eagle Soaring, and carried him back to the village.

As his was walking with this boy in his arms, the child woke up and said, “Father, you have returned, my prayers have been answered by the Great Spirit, and he began to cry and hugged his father.”


Tumas did not know what to say or think, now a child calls him father, what is going on here.  What is happening.  I shall seek counsel with the Chief again.


As Karena walked behind Tumas, her thoughts were running wild.  How can he not know me, or his children?

What has the white man done to her beloved.

My Chief will know, he knows everything about the white man’s powers.


Karena Powhatan Eagle Medicine Woman,
October 1609





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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/16/2008
A gripping write my friend...Can't wait to see what happens next! Well done with power and suspense....enjoyed!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/16/2008
Very suspenseful,beautifully written Amber! I love this series, and this part has me hooked to see what happens with "Karena and Tumas" next...ET
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/16/2008
Another powerful chapter, in a wonderful series.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/16/2008
Good Morning Viv,
Oh This Is Getting Really Really Good & intertwined with spiritual embodiments :)
I am also wondering how Tumas got in there, (did I miss that part?)or how Daniel will handle all this, I see him loving her very soon physically & emotionally.
Not just Tumas who already does love her :)
Much Love & Happiness To You Always
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/15/2008
Thank you for sharing this captivating account via your verses, Amber. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/14/2008
I have enjoyed each write in this story so far Amber as I have stated before there is a sure book here. Thank you so much as I look forward to more.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/14/2008
The history of Native Americans should be told, word by word from parchments to mouth to mouth tellings or that culture will die like the buffalo, wolf and the rivers.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/14/2008
interesting work-i enjoy theis series
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 8/14/2008
Well done, Amber. I like the series. -gene.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/14/2008
Amber,, This is the best chapter yet,, can't wait for more,, the photo is perfect!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/14/2008
Another great episode in the stirring saga, I think this series has the defiante makings of a TV mini series and you should consider getting someone to write a pilot for presentation.
Well done Amber
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/14/2008
As always..enjoyed very much sweet lady....please have a wonderful and safe day OK..Hugssssss,much love to you....
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/14/2008
Amber, I loved this part of your Karena series. It's an interesting story. I enjoy reading books about indians. Janelle Taylor writes some good stories about them. I just read one recently called,Destiny Mine. A terrific story. I posted a short review on my website under Book Reviews at my new site: (Just thought I'd mention it in case you're interested in reading these kinds of books.)

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