Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way

Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way, by Thomas Yellowtail (Author), Joe Medicine Crow (Foreword), and Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Editor). The words of Thomas Yellowtail, a revered Sun Dance chief of the Crow Indian tribe, are brought to life by the internationally known American Indian actor, Gordon Tootoosis. The book is illustrated with over 100 previously unpublished color and sepia photographs from as early as 1903 and traditional American Indian motifs. Also included are interviews with prominent Indian leaders, advice to American Indian youth, and special features on traditional Indian spirituality. Native Spirit is a stunning feast of rare visual images from Crow and Shoshone religious life. Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief, Thomas Yellowtail, was a pivotal figure in Crow tribal life and one of the most admired American Indian spiritual leaders of the last century. He died in 1993.