Yellowtail Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief

Medicine man and Sun Dance chief Thomas Yellowtail is a pivotal figure in Crow tribal life.

Author: Thomas Yellowtail

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806126027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Medicine man and Sun Dance chief Thomas Yellowtail is a pivotal figure in Crow tribal life. As a youth he 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 Crow-Shoshone Sun Dance religion, Yellowtail has preserved traditional values in the face of the constantly encroaching, diametrically opposed values of materialistic modern socity. Through his life story and description of the Sun Dance religion we can reexamine the premises and orientations of both cultures.

Sacred Pain

Macmillan, 1987); Thomas Yellowtail, Yellowtail. Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991); Manny Twofeathers, The Road to the Sundance: My Journey into Native Spirituality (New York: Hyperion, ...

Author: Ariel Glucklich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198030401

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with bare and bloodied feet? In this insightful new book, Ariel Glucklich argues that the experience of ritual pain, far from being a form of a madness or superstition, contains a hidden rationality and can bring about a profound transformation of the consciousness and identity of the spiritual seeker. Steering a course between purely cultural and purely biological explanations, Glucklich approaches sacred pain from the perspective of the practitioner to fully examine the psychological and spiritual effects of self-hurting. He discusses the scientific understanding of pain, drawing on research in fields such as neuropsychology and neurology. He also ranges over a broad spectrum of historical and cultural contexts, showing the many ways mystics, saints, pilgrims, mourners, shamans, Taoists, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, and indeed members of virtually every religion have used pain to achieve a greater identification with God. He examines how pain has served as a punishment for sin, a cure for disease, a weapon against the body and its desires, or a means by which the ego may be transcended and spiritual sickness healed. "When pain transgresses the limits," the Muslim mystic Mizra Asadullah Ghalib is quoted as saying, "it becomes medicine." Based on extensive research and written with both empathy and critical insight, Sacred Pain explores the uncharted inner terrain of self-hurting and reveals how meaningful suffering has been used to heal the human spirit.

Native Spirit

About Thomas Yellowtail Born in 1903 , medicine man and Sun Dance chief Thomas Yellowtail was the principal figure in the Crow - Shoshone Sun Dance Religion during the last half of the 20th century . As a youth he lived in the presence ...

Author: Thomas Yellowtail

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316276

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Thomas Yellowtail-one of the most admired American Indian spiritual leaders of the last century-reveals the mystical beauty of the ancient Sun Dance ceremony, which still remains at the center of the spiritual life of the Plains Indians.

Indian Spirit

About Thomas Yellowtail Born in 1903 , medicine man and Sun Dance chief Thomas Yellowtail was the principal figure in the Crow - Shoshone Sun Dance Religion during the last half of the 20th century . As a youth he lived in the presence ...

Author: Michael Oren Fitzgerald

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316195

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This fully revised and expanded second edition of "Indian Spirit," the bestselling Native American Indian picture-and-quote book, features a new foreword by Shoshone Sun Dance Chief James Trosper.

Riding Buffaloes and Broncos

They would open medicine bundles and offer a pipe to Acbadadea , maker of things above , so that he would deliver each of the bands safely ... By 1941 , many Crows — including Thomas Yellowtail , Crow Medicine Man , and Sun Dance Chief ...

Author: Allison Fuss Mellis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806135190

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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After his remarkable eight-second ride at the 1996 Indian National Finals Rodeo, an elated American Indian world champion bullrider from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, threw his cowboy hat in the air. Everyone in the almost exclusively Indian audience erupted in applause. Over the course of the twentieth century, rodeos have joined tribal fairs and powwows as events where American Indians gather to celebrate community and equestrian competition. In Riding Buffaloes and Broncos, Allison Fuss Mellis reveals how northern Plains Indians have used rodeo to strengthen tribal and intertribal ties and Native solidarity. In the late nineteenth century, Indian agents outlawed most traditional Native gatherings but allowed rodeo, which they viewed as a means to assimilate Indians into white culture. Mistakenly, they treated rodeo as nothing more than a demonstration of ranching skills. Yet through selective adaptation, northern Plains horsemen and audiences used rodeo to sidestep federally sanctioned acculturation. Rodeo now enabled Indians to reinforce their commitment to the very Native values--a reverence for horses, family, community, generosity, and competition--that federal agencies sought to destroy. Mellis has mined archival sources and interviewed American Indian rodeo participants and spectators throughout the northern Great Plains, Southwest, and Canada, including Crow, Northern Cheyenne, and Lakota reservations. The book features numerous photographs of Indian rodeos from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and maps illustrating the all-Indian rodeo circuit in the United States and Canada.

Crow Jesus

On the foundational emphasis he placed on right intention, see Thomas Yellowtail and Michel Oren Fitzgerald, Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991), throughout.

Author: Mark Clatterbuck

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806158044

Category: History

Page: 281

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Crow Christianity speaks in many voices, and in the pages of Crow Jesus, these voices tell a complex story of Christian faith and Native tradition combining and reshaping each other to create a new and richly varied religious identity. In this collection of narratives, fifteen members of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation in southeastern Montana and three non-Native missionaries to the reservation describe how Christianity has shaped their lives, their families, and their community through the years. Among the speakers are elders and young people, women and men, pastors and laypeople, devout traditionalists and skeptics of the indigenous cultural way. Taken together, the narratives reveal the startling variety and sharp contradictions that exist in Native Christian devotion among Crows today, from Pentecostal Peyotists to Sun-Dancing Catholics to tongues-speaking Baptists in the sweat lodge. Editor Mark Clatterbuck also offers a historical overview of Christianity’s arrival, growth, and ongoing influence in Crow Country, with special attention to Christianity’s relationship to traditional ceremonies and indigenous ways of seeing the world. In Crow Jesus, Clatterbuck explores contemporary Native Christianity by listening as indigenous voices narrate their own stories on their own terms. His collection tells the larger story of a tribe that has adopted Christian beliefs and practices in such a way that simple, unqualified designations of religious belonging—whether “Christian” or “Sun Dancer” or “Peyotist”—are seldom, if ever, adequate.

Sun Dancing

Fitzgerald, Michael, and Thomas Yellowtail. Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief—An Autobiography. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. The Grammar of Lakota: The Language of the Teton Sioux Indians.

Author: Michael Hull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775406

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

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A powerful story of one man's redemption through the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony. • Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders. • Includes forewords by prominent Lakota spiritual leaders Leonard Crow Dog, Charles Chipps, Mary Thunder, and Jamie Sams. The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog-- a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man. Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders.

Philanthropy in the World s Traditions

Regarding teasing , readers might want to consult the " Crow Indian Humor " chapter in Joseph Medicine Crow , From the ... Thomas Yellowtail , Yellowtail , Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief : An Autobiography , as told to Michael O.

Author: Warren F. Ilchman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025333392X

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Though voluntary association for the public good is often thought of as a peculiarly Western, even Christian concept, this book demonstrates that there are rich traditions of philanthropy in cultures throughout the world. Essays study philanthropy in Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Jewish, and Native American religious traditions, as well as many other cultures.

American Indian Religious Traditions A I

Yellowtail, Thomas. 1991. Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief, An Autobiography. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Sun Dance, Kiowa The Kiowa Sun Dance was the tribe's most important ceremony until its suppression by ...

Author: Suzanne J. Crawford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576075173

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 1271

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Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.

The American Indian Mind in a Linear World

Yellowtail, Yellowtail Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography as Told to Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991), 13. 3. Brown, The Sacred Pipe, 69. 4. Brown, The Sacred Pipe, 1 14-115. 5.

Author: Donald Fixico

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135389673

Category: History

Page: 232

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.