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Indian    Dr. Witt, a Native American and an anthropologist, is former director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
This article was drawn from a paper delivered by Dr. Witt before the American Psychological Association, in observance of the International Year of the Child, and originally appeared in the Commission's New Perspectives magazine. It has been updated for this issue of The Indian Reader.

Pressure Points in GROWING UP INDIAN

Wallace Black Elk    In late 1985, staff of The Indian Reader interviewed Black Elk's grandson, who is also a medicine man. Videotaped in northeastern Alabama on a cool fall day, Wallace Black Elk's words echoed those of his famous grandfather in a lively and extensive conversation between him and Reader Executive Editor Dr. MaCaki PeSheWa - himself a shaman and priest. Based on this taped meeting, The Indian Reader is pleased to share with you...

A Moment with Wallace Black Elk

Lash LaRue photo    

Just think of all those old scratchy black-and-white 'B'-western movies which used to shine across silver screens everywhere. Often the mainstay of many starry-eyed, sticky-fingered youngsters, the postwar dreams which flickered across the screens and hearts of youth could come alive any Saturday afternoon for a dime and a trip to the local movie house.

Some members of the Indian Reader staff had an opportunity to meet up with one such "real" cowboy hero, Lash LaRue. This article first appeared in the Fall 1987 edition of The Indian Reader and is based on an interview between Dr. MaCaki PeSheWa and Lash LaRue.

Lash LaRue


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