RECORDED IN 2005. The Late Muskogee Creek renowned Medicine Man Marcellus Bearheart (1918 to 2008).
Author of the book The Wind Is My Mother, CDs Medicine Songs, Inner Vision Quest, and It Is A Good Day To Live, Marcellus Bearheart was a medicine man by the early 1940s, and prayed in Harry Truman's White House.
Past Director of Cultural Retention Program for Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission for 20 years. Keynote speaker for Indian Public Health Service and US Forest Service-Employee Development. Prayed in the White House with President Harry S. Truman. Ancestors: Trail of Tears.. Georgia, Alabama- marched to Oklahoma. His Great-Grandmother died on that trail. Bear Heart was born in Okemah, Oklahoma, 1918. He is a graduate of Oklahoma City College and Bacone College, an all Indian College. He was called to be one of the spiritual counselors for the firemen and their families after the Oklahoma City tragedy. He put down prayers with the Fire Departments at Ground Zero in Nov. 2001. Bear Heart served on President Bush's Faith Based Initiative panel for the US Dept of Health 's WHEN TERROR STRIKES conference in NYC- 2001. He represented Native American medicine people at the World Shamanistic Conference in Austria 1985. He was the keynote speaker at the World Shamanism Conference in Garmish. Germany 2000.
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