Not a typo in the title as Crow Dog if he ever had any legitimacy as a medicine man lost and bartered it away decades ago. Doesn’t make a bit of difference who his ancestors are as he is nothing like them.
In the earlier days of AIM while attempting to legitamzie themselves as a “spiritual” organization they approached several different respected medicine men who refused-what they wound up with was Crow Dog.
Crow Dog soon became addicted to the attention and money and they have become his primary pursuits.
He has surrounded himself with New Agers, sold personal appearances and ceremonies in any corner of the globe that would have him and set up a website to hock his wares.
This is AIM’s handpicked spiritual advisor- what does that say about AIM? This is the man Russell Means proclaims as the “professor of the university of the universe”-what does this say about Russell Means mental acuity? That would be the same Russell Means who loves to drone on about tradition, the importance of it.
Crow Dog-the very one Annie Mae called out about the drinking and drugs associated with his brand of tradition at ” paradise”.
Crow Dog who held an honoring ceremony for the likes of Theda Clarke and John Boy Graham-participants in the abduction and murder of Annie Mae.
Crow Dog who in his AIM based paranoia attacked a postal deliver because he thought he was spy for the feds.
Crow Dog who by lakota tradition isn’t worthy and forbidden to conduct any form of ceremony due to the blood on his hands.
The deception practiced by Crow Dog and AIM is and has been standard operating procedure for decades as that is where the money tree grows-it doesn’t grow on
the rez, but out there in non Indian country.
Never having enough, never being satisfied, they have embraced the New Agers now, and more and more you see that influence infecting and corrupting traditions.
Crow Dog could give a damn about the conditions his people face-he could give a damn whether they have food and shelter-it is a selling point just as it has been for others fighting over the spotlight and the money. Crow Dog cares about Crow Dog-he’s got his, isn’t sharing, and wants more.
Crow Dog now presents himself as a chief as well, and is given to dispense genuine certificates to any willing to make the appropriate donations stating that they are a “Sundance Chief” and entitled to conduct a sundance.
The heat has gotten a little hotter of late and so the “Chief” now presents his website wisdom and offerings in Japanese. Of course steps have been taken that insure you can
“donate” or purchase from the “shop” regardless of location, money will not turned down regardless of the source, much the same as it has been with AIM-just ask Chavez or Gaddafi, if he were still alive.
Spend a little time to look around-if you do you will find that the “Chief’s” supporters, and defenders consist by and large of the crystal wavers, the ones who have the Cherokee princess in their background, and an array of frauds-if that’s to your liking don’t waste another moment-click that paypal button-who knows you could be the first in your neighborhood to become a Sundance Chief.
Money for nothing-and the chicks for free………Dire Straits