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Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography

Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography

by Michael O. Fitzgerald, Michael Oren Fitzgerald
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Yellowtail, born in 1903, is among the last of his generation of Native Americans. A medicine man (high priest) of the top rank, he views himself as a link between traditional indigenous spirituality and the tribulations of Native Americans under white society's thumb. Yellowtail believes his people must either return to their ethnic religions or face destruction by the white man's unreflective lifestyle. Here, as told to Indiana attorney Fitzgerald, who was adopted by the Crow in 1972, Yellowtail describes his experiences in the rigorous Sun Dance religion and details important ceremonies. While authentic and conveying the character of Yellowtail's spoken voice, the story is often repetitive. Illustrations. (May)
Booknews
As told to Michael Oren Fitzgerald, records the story of Thomas Yellowtail, who as a contemporary religious leader, is a pivotal figure in Crow tribal life. As a youth, Yellowtail lived in the presence of old warriors, hunters and medicine men who knew the freedom and sacred ways of pre-reservation life. As the principal figure in the Sun Dance religion, he has preserved traditional values in the face of the constantly encroaching, diametrically opposed values of materialistic modern society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806123332
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
272

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