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Gift of power : the life and teachings of a Lakota medicine man / Archie Fire Lame Deer & Richard Erdoes ; introduced by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

By: Lame Deer, Archie Fire, 1935-.
Contributor(s): Erdoes, Richard, 1912-2008.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : Bear & Co., �1992Description: xvii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0939680874; 9780939680870; 1879181126; 9781879181120.Subject(s): Lame Deer, Archie Fire, 1935- | Lakota Indians -- Biography | Shamans -- South Dakota -- Biography | Lakota Indians -- Religion | Lakota Indians -- Medicine | Lame Deer, Archie Fire, 1935- | Dakota Indians | Dakota Indians -- Medicine | Dakota Indians -- Religion | Shamans | South Dakota | Teton-Dakota | Indianer | Medizinmann | USA | Indiens -- �Etats-Unis -- Dakota | Chamanisme -- �Etats-Unis -- Dakota | Chamans -- Etas-Unis -- Dakota -- Biographie | Dakota (Indiens) -- Biographies | Dakota Indians Biography | Dakota Indians Medicine | Dakota Indians Religion | Lame Deer, Archie Fire 1935- | Shamans South Dakota BiographyGenre/Form: Biography. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 978.3/004975 Other classification: 6,33
Contents:
The seed beneath the snow -- Corn Creek -- Building a person -- Shunka Wakan -- Alien Gods -- A man called John Fire -- Black face paint -- Chief Rattlesnake Catcher -- Hollywood Heyoka -- Lila Itomni -- Interludes -- Mitakuye Oyasin -- The unexplainable -- Thunder dreamers -- Song of the Earth -- Crying for a vision -- The gift of White Buffalo Woman -- Sacred stones -- Eagle-bone whistles -- Taku Wakan.
Summary: With surprising candor, Archie Fire Lame Deer describes the magic and power of the Native American spirit life. Archie's narrative recaptures his boyhood years under the tutelage of his medicine-man grandfather on a South Dakota farm. We follow him from Catholic school runaway to Army misfit, from bartender to boozer, from Hollywood stuntman to chief rattlesnake catcher of the state of South Dakota. And we exult with him when he comes home to the world of spirit.
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The seed beneath the snow -- Corn Creek -- Building a person -- Shunka Wakan -- Alien Gods -- A man called John Fire -- Black face paint -- Chief Rattlesnake Catcher -- Hollywood Heyoka -- Lila Itomni -- Interludes -- Mitakuye Oyasin -- The unexplainable -- Thunder dreamers -- Song of the Earth -- Crying for a vision -- The gift of White Buffalo Woman -- Sacred stones -- Eagle-bone whistles -- Taku Wakan.

With surprising candor, Archie Fire Lame Deer describes the magic and power of the Native American spirit life. Archie's narrative recaptures his boyhood years under the tutelage of his medicine-man grandfather on a South Dakota farm. We follow him from Catholic school runaway to Army misfit, from bartender to boozer, from Hollywood stuntman to chief rattlesnake catcher of the state of South Dakota. And we exult with him when he comes home to the world of spirit.

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