A Memoir of Chief Two White Feathers
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Portrait of Southeastern American Indian spiritual practitioner Paul Russell based on interviews by the author in Tennessee in 1996 covering a wide range of topics, including herbal medicine, shamanism, ceremonies, visions and tribal affairs. More
This record of interviews with Paul Russell, also known as Chief Two White Feathers of the Tihanama, a Middle Tennessee spiritual practitioner, dates from 1996.
“Paul Russell (Two White Feathers) is a spiritual healer, herbalist, principal chief, storyteller and teacher, ceremony chief, conjurer, traditional grass and straight dancer, keeper of seer traditions, amateur astronomer and geophysicist, painter, leather worker, jeweler, mechanical engineer, computer programmer, third-level Midéwiwin Lodge priest, flue and drum maker, songwriter, singer, composer, recording artist, stone carver, potter, mask and mandela maker, knife maker and gunsmith, bow and arrow maker and woodworker/carpenter.” —American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia, ed. Suzanne J. Crawford and Dennis Francis Kelley (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005), vol. III, p. 1043.
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