Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Chief Leonard Crow Dog

We have continued to honor the Lakota even though they do not respond to any emails and the men simply did not have the ears to hear, or the eyes to see. As St Clement of Alexandria said 'Only the pure can see purity'. 

In Leonard Crow Dog's video he mentions the 1,000 years and we made a post on that the other day. The post is called 'Love or War'. [1] If the spiritual had united in the right place at the right time, then what happened to the Indians would never have happened. 

"Leonard Crow Dog is a (Rosebud) Sicangu Lakota medicine man and spiritual leader. He became famous during the AIM takeover of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1973. He strongly believes all people and Nations will live again in peace and spirit. The Round rock (at:2:09 in video) in front of him is thousands of years old and has the message from the creator. He speaks of sacred way of life and our children. He believes that we all know bits of the truth. He speaks a little about Cristianity and he believes some but he has doubts that all of it is the truth, especially about death. Leonard's parents knew he would be a medicine man so they kept him out of school and the left brain thinking and training, therefore he does not know how to read and write English. Good Lance, another Crow Dog, began teaching him the ways of a medicine man from an early age. 

At the age seven Crow Dog was initiated by four medicine men. He did his first hanbleceya (vision quest) at the age of 13. The takeover of Wounded Knee had special meaning for Crow Dog because his great-grandfather, Jerome Crow Dog, had been a ghost dancer and saved several dancers from the massacre at Wounded Knee after receiving a vision. Shortly after Wounded Knee, the federal government began prosecuting AIM leaders for various charges. In September of 1975, 185 FBI officers, federal marshals, and SWAT teams showed up at Crow Dog's Paradise looking for Leonard Peltier and took Crow Dog to the maximum security unit at Leavenworth. The National Council of Churches took up Crow Dog's case and raised $150,000 for his appeal. When his defense team went before a judge to apply for a sentence reduction, there was a long table stacked with letters and petitions from all over the world in support of Crow Dog. Floored by the outpouring of support, the judge ordered that Crow Dog be immediately released.

He had already served nearly two years of his sentence. Leonard Crow Dog co-authored of Crow Dog: Four Generations of Sioux Medicine Men. The book recounts family history through four generations of the Crow Dog family. There will be more videos, we are still having difficulties with the 3D footage. Thank you for your support and please subscribe to be notified for more videos." 


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