Yellow Tail Crow - Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief is a compelling book written by Michael Fitzgerald. He uses his experiences as an adopted member of the Yellow Tail family to explain the origin of the Sun dance and Crow medicine. The Yellow Tail family belonged to the Crow tribe, one of the many sub-tribes of Native Americans (Eastman and Fitzgerald 77). In explaining the Sun dance's origin, Fitzgerald examines his native tribe from a historical perspective. With the encroachment of White Americans into native territory during the Antebellum period, the Native Americans had no choice but to abandon most of their traditions and practices. They reluctantly conformed to the demands of the White Americans who surpassed them in numbers because of the rapid rate in which their population increased. They claimed that these rituals were inhumane because individuals inflicted self-torture while performing them (Eastman and Fitzgerald 97). The Whites justified their banning policies by making such claims, however, the justifications served as a cover-up to their real motive which was to westernize the natives. Therefore, by the end of the nineteenth century most of the Native Americans stopped practicing their rituals and traditions. ...
He was, therefore, asked to spread the Sun dance rituals to other Native American reservations, for example, Shoshoni and the Crow (1941) reservations. Fitzgerald notes that modern forms of medicine were unavailable to the Native Americans living in the Antebellum period. Therefore, many people succumbed to fatal wounds and ailments. Trojillo’s form of medicine which involved prayer and the limited use of medicinal herbs ignited people’s hopes. They no longer had to worry about the westernized medical practices which entailed the use of many drugs. Trojillo’s healing only relied on medicinal herbs. He used them to relieve pain and make the patient comfortable. Therefore, they did not receive any form of credit when a patient regained his health. On the other hand, the cornerstone of Trojillo’s healing was prayers. Prayers sought the healing Spirits’ intervention to relive patients from their ailments. Therefore, continuous prayers were mandatory for success to be realized in this form of healing (Eastman and Fitzgerald 137). Fitzgerald addressed the different components of the Sun dance in his writing. The first involves the purification ceremonies performed before and after the Sun dance ceremony. The pre-sun dance purification ceremony held to cleanse individuals before embarking on the prayer filled Sun dance ceremony. It serves to purify people in order to appease the Spirits, hence, ensure a favorable outcome by the end of the ceremony. The post purification ceremony; on the other hand mark the re-entry of these individuals into the world as refreshed and regenerated beings. According to Fitzgerald’s shared experience with Yellow Tail, Fitzgerald equates the post-sun dance purification ritual to water poured on volcanic
Yellow Tail Crow - Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief is a compelling book written by Michael Fitzgerald. He uses his experiences as an adopted member of the Yellow Tail family to explain the origin of the Sun dance and Crow medicine. …
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