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Native American Traditions

Native American Traditions

The story is told of the tribal ender who had a horrible vision. "The white men are coming. They'll rape and pillage the earth, kill off people, steal our land, and destroy our traditions."

"We'll have to hide our treasures!"

"I know, let's hide them on the mountaintop."

"No, no, the white man will go everywhere."

"How about hiding them in the bottom of the Great Waters?"

"That won't work, their longboats with wings will take them there."

"I know, let's hide them in the white men's hearts. They'll never think to look for them there!"


As men throughout North America do their soul work, many are drawn to Native American traditions. Concern has been raised whether this is done with proper respect for the spirit of these traditions, or whether we are some of the people in the "Plastic Medecin Man Alert" being circulated. Are we once more expropriating Native American stuff, in order to make a buck. This issue was the focus of my recent interview with Wallace Black Elk In this section we present books by Native Americans, and authors respoected by Native Americans, in order to promote respect for, and a deeer understanding of, Native American traditions.


Gift of Power, by Archie Lame Deer

Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder, by Kent Nerburn

The Native American Sweat Lodge: History and Legends, by Archie Lame Deer

The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards, by Archie Lame Deer


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