Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions: The Life of a Sioux Medicine Man

Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions: The Life of a Sioux Medicine Man

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by John (Fire) Lame Deer, Richard Erdoes
     
 

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Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man’s world—rodeo clown, painter, prisoner. But, above all, he was a holy man. Lame Deer’s story is one of a harsh youth and reckless manhood, a shotgun marriage and divorce, a history and folklore as rich today as when first published—and of his fierce struggle to keep his pride intact, living as a stranger in his own ancestral land.

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Rober Brunett author of The Tortured Americans A masterpiece.

Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., author of Indian Heritage of America A wonderful book...destined to become a classic.

Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., author of Indian Heritage of America Lame Deer is a magnificent American....He has demolished so much misinformation and so many stereotypes about Indians and their values and ways of life that we should be ashamed of how little we have actually known of all that he has to tell us. As an individual and as a representative of his people, he is someone whom all readers should get to know — not just those who are interested in Indians, but every American. The book is destined to become a classic. It will be read, and reread, and quoted from through the years. Personally, I am enormously enriched by it.

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ISBN-13:
9780671888022
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Enriched Classics Series
Edition description:
Enriched Classic
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
131,278
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.90(d)

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Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions: The Life of a Sioux Medicine Man 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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4onetruth More than 1 year ago
I found this a very good read. It started out a little crazy but I guess he is honestly reliving his life to the author. Richard Erdoes gains the trust of the tribe and does a great job keeping that trust and bringing the reader into the circle. I highly suggest this book for anyone interested in the Indian way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! It was required reading in my English 1 class, and I'm glad it was. The emotions I felt reading about this man's life were so strong: I laughed, cried, and got so damn angry over what this man and his people(ALL Native Americans!)have had to go through! This book is truly a moving and awe-inspiring piece! A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Lame Deer lived an amazing and inspiring life. Not only was he a criminal, drunkard, and 'peyoter,' but he was also a cop and ended up as a medicine man. The common theme of change present through out the novel captures a dream lost in the lives of many men. The dream to live according to the heart and the land and have a daring yet amazing time doing it. Not only does John Lame Deer illustrate entertaining personal heartfelt stories about his life, but he also gives a strong background of the Sioux Indian culture. Also involved in the book is a humorous undertone. The autobiography has impacted my life and should be read by anyone who both appreciates good literature as well as culture.