Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power by Thomas E. Mails


Frank Fools Crow is regarded by many as the greatest Native American holy person of the last hundred years. Nephew of Black Elk, and a disciplined, gentle, spiritual and political leader, Fools Crow died in 1989 at the age of 99. Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power is the only book to reveal, often in his own words, the philosophy and practice of this historic leader.
Over a period of years beginning in 1974, author Thomas E. Mails met many times with the remarkable Sioux holy man Frank Fools Crow, and was entrusted with the powerful, transformative and healing teachings of this important leader. Fools Crow healed and touched many lives, and continues to do so in this cherished classic of Native American spirituality.
This edition of Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power includes additional photos of Fools Crow (some previously unpublished), an afterword with an overview of the great teacher’s Seven Ways of Healing, and a foreword by Russell Means.

I have always had a respect for the Native American Indian and their respect & reverence of the earth & environment. Many of their beliefs concerning land ownership…it wasn’t theirs. Their use of what was needed versus the white man’s get/use all that you can…what we don’t need we can sell. Very wasteful! The Native American Indian lived simply, lived off the land and without destroying it. I still have a fondness, ideally & pragmatically speaking. Of course, their simplistic way of life was their undoing.


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