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Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Richard Erdoes
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In Chapter 9, Medicine, Good and Bad, Lame Deer talks about the medicine man or wicasa wakan and how they love silence. Why do you think the wicasa wakan had the desire to be by themselves and loved silence? What kinds of experiences did the wicasa wakan have as a result of silence and meditation? How did this bring the wicasa wakan closer to nature and closer to fellow Sioux Indians?

Describe the struggles and experiences that Lame Deer went through that helped him become insightful and respectful of the Sioux culture.

In Chapter 16, Blood Turned into Stone, Lame Deer tells the story of the White Buffalo Woman. When the White Buffalo Woman met the two hunters that were scouting for buffalo, one of the hunters tried to seize her and he was destroyed. Lame Deer states that desire had killed that hunter. He goes on to say that...

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