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Fools Crow

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  194 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In this astounding book, Frank Fools Crow, Ceremonial Chief of the
Teton Sioux, one of the greatest Native American holy persons, explains
traditions and practices that bring spiritual power to ordinary lives.
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Published February 1st 2010 by Council Oak Books (first published 1979)
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Wendy
If I had to grab my favorite books to take to an island with me, this would be one of them. Grandfather Fools Crow is genuine, sincere, and open about the life of a holy man.

There are so few books that give you a first-hand account of the kind of life Grandfather Fools Crow lived. He talks about eliminating negative, violent, or evil things from his life. He talks about the importance of daily prayer. And he never preaches. He is simply relating the way he felt compelled to live in order to be
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Cal Thunder Hawk
When looking for useful solutions to apply to ones life, based on Lakhota traditions, it's sometimes helpful to be willing to examine aspects of it from a critical perspective in order to get a clearer picture of it. The spiritual aspects of the traditional Lakhota culture provide a rich heritage which the Lakhota preserve primarily through the Lakhota language.
At the risk of appearing contentious, I focus on the spiritual aspect of the Lakhota from a perspective that neither accommodates the b
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Aaron
I read this some time ago but I do remember it being very entertaining and inspirational.
Brent Werner
This compelling account of a Lakota holy man, healer, and civic leader offers profound insight into the social and spiritual realities of the Lakota nation. Insights range from the early reservation period to the time around the Wounded Knee siege of the 1970's, in particular. Fools Crow's story touches the heart with his warmth and love for all people, and his profound dedication to Wakan Tanka (God), Tunkashila (Grandfather), Grandmother earth, and to goodness itself. I would definitely recomm ...more
Kathy  Petersen
Fools Crow's life and philosophy is truly interesting. It was a pleasure and a privilege to become acquainted with his story, especially since I know few American Indians but am sympathetic to their plight and to what I know of their spirituality.

I was mildly annoyed by a certain tendency toward repetition in the book, generally and understandably about issues and events that deeply concerned him; and frankly the writing was rather nondescript. I admit to being relieved to get to the final page
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Esther-maria Lindner
In this recollection of memories and stories from the powerful elder and medicine Frank Fools Crow, one can connect deeply with the power of the mysteries inherent in the lakota traditions and their spirituality. Frank Fools Crow gifts the reader a rare insight into the life and mysteries of the lakota people. This is a book that needs to be honored and his wisdom respected.
Carolyn
Another really valuable first-hand account of an extraordinary person in a strange and difficult time. Fools Crow was born in 1890, was kept out of the missionary schools, never learned to read, write, or speak English, a traditionalist who somehow managed to retain hold of his identity as well as bridge the old, the new, the Indian, the White worlds.
Phillip
This book would go well with "Autobiography of a Yogi". The voice of Frank Fools Crow provides an positive example of a man who remained steadfast to life despite its hardships.
Lauren
A must read for those interested in Native culture.
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