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Frank Fools Crow, a spiritual and civic leader of the Teton Sioux, spent nearly a century helping those of every race. A disciplined, gentle man who upheld the old ways, he was aggrieved by the social ills he saw besetting his own people and forthright in denouncing them. When he died in 1989 at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, he was widely loved and respected.
Fools Crow is based on interviews conducted in the 1970s. The holy man tells Thomas E. Mails about his eventful life, from early reservation days when the Sioux were learning to farm, to later times when alcoholism, the cash economy, and World War II were fast eroding the old customs. He describes his vision quests and his becoming a medicine man. His spiritual lifeâ€”the Yuwipi and sweatlodge ceremonies, the Sun Dance, and instances of physical healingâ€”is related in memorable detail. And because Fools Crow lived joyfully in this world, he also recounts his travels abroad and with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, his happy marriages, his movie work, and his tribal leadership. He lived long enough to mediate between the U.S. government and Indian activists at Wounded Knee in 1973 and to plead before a congressional subcommittee for the return of the Black Hills to his people.
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An expanded edition of the classic book on the spiritual teachings of Frank Fools Crow. Advertising in Native American and New Age Publications. Excerpts of new material in New Age health magazines.From the Back Cover:
"Anyone who is willing to live the life I have led can do the things I do." -Fools Crow
"You have to understand the goodness of Chief Frank Fools Crow in order to understand what the American Indian is really all about. Grandpa Fools Crow possessed a dignity that you no longer see in America. Grandpa possessed every quality that the American Indian people of these great lands once held." -from the foreword by Russell Means, Oglala Lakota Patriot
"I knew the old Ceremonial Chief of the Teton Sioux well, having been in six annual sun dances all led by Chief Fools Crow. Other ceremonies I also served as his helper. Mails portrays the spirit and intellect of the powerful holy man quite well." - Ed McGaa, Eagle Man, Oglala, author of Mother Earth Spirituality and Rainbow Tribe
Over a period of years beginning in 1974, author Thomas E. Mails met many times with the remarkable Sioux holy man Frank Fools Crow, and was entrusted with the powerful, transformative and healing teachings of this important leader. Fools Crow healed and touched many lives, and continues to do so in this cherished classic of Native American spirituality.
This new edition of Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power includes additional photos of Fools Crow (some previously unpublished), an afterword with an overview of the great teacher's Seven Ways of Healing, and a foreword by Russell Means.
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Book Description Doubleday, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110385113323
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Book Description Doubleday, 1979. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0385113323