Lame Deer, seeker of visions

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The thrilling Native American memoir of a full-blooded Sioux medicine man born at the turn of the century. Lame Deer lived a life of harsh youth and reckless manhood as he struggled to find his place as a stranger in his own ancestral land. This new edition features expanded reader's supplements, period photos and illustrations, biographical info, and more.

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User Review  - avogl - LibraryThing

This book held a lot of description of specific ceremonies such as the ghost dance and sun dance. A little about peyote religion. Some of the religious philosophy and symbols. It is sad that a culture was so decimated by the invaders. Why can people not accept differences? Read full review

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User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

Really great book! It offers beautiful insights into the native American experience, and it has a deep and wise perspective on human religions of all kinds, old and new. Read full review


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About the author (1976)

Richard Erdoes traveled a long way from his birthplace in Vienna, Austria, to become a prominent writer on Native American issues and the Indian Civil Rights Movement. Born on July 7, 1912 into an artistic family, Erdoes moved to the United States where he lived and worked as a magazine illustrator and photographer. While visiting an American Indian reservation, Erdoes was shocked and outraged at conditions he found there. Although Erdoes had illustrated many books during his long career, the first illustrated work of his own dealing with Native Americans was The Pueblo Indians (1967). While doing a painting and portfolio for Life magazine on a Sioux Indian Reservation Erdoes met an old medicine man that asked him to write his biography. This resulted in Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions (1971). Erdoes lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he writes, paints, and is active in Native American issues.

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