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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

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