Gift of Power: The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

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A Native American medicine man discusses his spiritual beliefs and practices

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Gift of Power is a classic story of one man's journey through alienation and struggle to epiphany and redemption. Archie Fire Lame Deer embodies the Native American struggle for survival in a homeland that has become foreign. In vivid first- person narrative, Lame Deer recalls his tumultuous life in a stereotypical Indian world of bottles, feathers, and horses. After enough booze and fighting to kill an average man, he transcends his self-destructive tendencies by reclaiming the spiritual elements of his traditional culture. We learn along with Lame Deer the power and secrets of native medicine and the gifts that they bring to the beholder. This Lakota medicine man is a teacher and a model.

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Archie Fire Lame Deer has joined the ranks of other spiritual leaders, such as the Dalai Lama, in the quest for world peace, while always remaining a traditional Sioux medicine man. He is the kuwa kiyapi, or intercessor, for the yearly Lakota Sundance and is the official representative for the Sacred Buffalo Calf Pipe at Crow Dog Sundance. Richard Erdoes is the coauthor of Lakota Woman, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions, and American Indian Myths and Legends, and author of A.D. 1000: Living on the Brink of Apocalypse and A Sound of Flutes, as well as more than twenty other titles.

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