Gift of Power

The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

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

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Pages : 304

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9781879181120

Imprint : Bear & Company

On Sale Date : October 01, 1992

Format : Paperback Book

Archie Lame Deer gives sweat lodges for his friend the Dalai Lama, discusses religion with the pope, and more, in this account of his passage from boyhood with the Rosebud Sioux under the tutelage of his medicine-man grandfather, to his checkered career through the bottomland of American culture, and finally, his return to the world of his ancestors, the world of the spirit.

About 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.
Author Bio
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.


Book Praise

Book Praise

"In Gift of Power, Archie Fire Lame Deer continues in the wonderful tradition of life-filled, wise, and humorous teachings established in Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by his father, the Lakota medicine man John Fire, with the expert assistance of Richard Erdoes, who has also organized and edited the present volume."

Peter Matthiessen, author of In the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Indian Country

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