Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions

Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions

The personal narrative of a Sioux medicine man reveals his way of life, his role as a holy man among the Lakota, and his relationship with the whites. Reissue.

Lame Deer, seeker of visions

Lame Deer, seeker of visions

Life and varied careers of a Sioux Medicine Man from the South Dakota Rosebud Reservation.

Lame Deer

Memoirs of a Sioux Medicine Man

Lame Deer

LEST WE FORGET-memorable lives from Western history dramatized in three plays.LAME DEER. Hellraiser, philosopher, sheepherder, sheriff, rodeo clown, lover, medicine man--a Lakota Sioux holy man and sage recounts his life in a series of wry, wise, humorous and always entertaining anecdotes. ADAPTED FROM LAME DEER. SEEKER OF VISIONS. by John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard ErdoesSITTING BULL. The life of the great Sioux chief, from youth to the Battle of the Little Bighorn to his final conflict with the US government.BUFFALO SOLDIER. Two young recruits join the proud black US Ninth Cavalry and march toward different destinies.

Gift of Power

The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

Gift of Power

With surprising candor, Archie Fire Lame Deer describes the magic and power of the Native American spirit life. Archie's compelling 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.

The Dream Seekers

Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains

The Dream Seekers

In The Dream Seekers, Lee Irwin demonstrates the central importance of visionary dreams as sources of empowerment and innovation in Plains Indian religion. Irwin draws on 350 visionary dreams from published and unpublished sources that span 150 years to describe the shared features of cosmology for twenty-three groups of Plains Indians. This comprehensive work is not a recital but an understandable exploration of the religious world of Plains Indians. The different means of acquiring visions that are described include the spontaneous vision experience common among Plains Indian women and means such as stress, illness, social conflict, and mourning used by both men and women to obtain visions. Irwin describes the various stages of the structured male vision quest as well as the central issues of unsuccessful or abandoned quests, threshold experiences during a vision, and the means by which religious empowerment is attained and transferred.

American Indian Literature

An Anthology

American Indian Literature

A collection of Native American literature features myths, tales, songs, memoirs, oratory, poetry, and fiction from the present as well as the past

Native American Autobiography

An Anthology

Native American Autobiography

Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present. The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir—a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here—to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. The sections include “Traditional Lives;” “The Christian Indians, from the Eighteenth Century to Indian Removal, 1830;” “The Resisting Indians, from Indian Removal to Wounded Knee, 1830-90;” “The Closed Frontier, 1890-;” “The Anthropologists' Indians, 1900-;” “'Native American Renaissance,' 1968-;” and “Traditional Lives Today.” Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women. "This is the first comprehensive anthology of American Indian autobiography ever published. It will be of interest to virtually anyone teaching or studying the literatures of the native peoples of North America, as well as to a general audience, because of the informative, literate introductions and the absorbing narratives themselves."—William L. Andrews, series editor