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 episode Earth Thunder discusses her teen years, her education, her work in the civil rights movement, what life on the reservation is like for many Native Americans and the work involved in being a medicine woman and a 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.
Honoring the Buffalo Clan as a very important Teaching.
The Malad Canyon Gorge reaches 150 miles from 10 miles deep to 300 miles flowing to the Snake River. The Snake River is the longest river in the Northern Hemisphere. This is where Earth Thunder and her family spent their Winters; usually walking 50 miles during the winter.
Vision Quest Portal from Apprentice working with Earth Thunder in Russia.
Douglas Blue Feather
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Douglas Blue Feather, Flutist
1491: New Reevaluations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann