Episode 55 – Earth Thunder – Cherokee, Lesbian, Medicine Woman and Shaman (Part 1 of 3)

Earth Thunder grew up in the wilds of Idaho until she was ten years old. She lived with her grandparents and an extended family of 40 migrating from 8,500 ft. in the mountains during the summer to living in caves in the winter. During this first of a 3-part interview Earth Thunder describes her childhood and share much of her wisdom as a medicine woman and Shaman. Extra music is provided for this series by Douglas Blue Feather an award winning songwriter, recording artist and performer of contemporary Native American Flute Music.

 

Earth Thunder at her favorite place for weddings. She is an officiant of Marriages and Funerals.

 

Smokey Dome, Earth Thunder’s summer home

 

The is the biggest view of Earth Thunder’s home, the beginning of the Sawtooth Mountain Range to the North, the Camas Prairie flowing in the middle and the Bennett Mountains on the South. Of course, when she lived there, no roads existed from the West entrance.

 

Earth Thunder rediscovered one of the caves they used in the winter on the Malad Canyon. It has since collapsed and is dangerous. This happened to them as well.

 

Wickiup, dwelling-lodge during Earth Thunder’s 10 years of life; sometimes covered with mud, sometimes with skin.

 

Douglas Blue Feather

 

Patricia Nell Warren’s Novel “One Is The Sun” (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound)

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
Earth Thunder
Douglas Blue Feather, Flutist
Southern Poverty Law Center
Patricia Nell Warren’s Homepage
One Is The Sun
Patricia’s Bilerico Project Post About Earth Thunder

 

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