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Frank Fool’s Crow, Oglala Lakota medicine man, South Dakota Badlands, USA, //Love the medicine men EL//

1912 A medicine man of the Blood tribe standing in front of a teepee. Arthur Rafton-Canning took many photographs of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy. As was typical of the time, these were copied by postcard manufacturers across North America and sold without credit or compensation to Rafton-Canning.

1912 A medicine man of the Blood (Blackfoot) tribe standing in front of a teepee. Arthur Rafton-Canning took many photographs of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.

Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre.

"No Heart" or Medicine Joe, Sioux, by Frank B. Fiske - Fort Yates, 1910

Cante Wanica (aka No Heart, aka Joseph No Heart), the husband of Anpetuto (aka Blue Day) - Yanktonai - 1912

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