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Clip Title: Ceremonies & Creator
Summary: Mr. Arlee shares his thoughts on how the ceremonies and prayers of all the tribes tie them to the Creator and to each other.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 3 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.3M
High Res File Size - 27.2M
 Subject:   Hinduism (8)  
Page: of 2 pages

American Indian Religion & Character
Frithjof Schuon speaks about American Indian spirituality and the qualities of the old-timers he met in the 1950s and '60s--what he called the "Indian spirit".
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 56 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.4M
High Res File Size - 9.8M
Ananda Coomaraswamy
Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the significance of Ananda Coomaraswamy’s writings and their place in the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.2M
High Res File Size - 2.4M
Discovering Schuon
Huston Smith explains how he came upon the works of Frithjof Schuon and the impact they have had on his life and career.
Total Running Time -6 minutes 03 seconds
Low Res File Size - 16.9M
High Res File Size - 30.3M
Jagadguru of Kanchi
Petitpierre relates his experiences meeting HH the 68th Jagadguru of Kanchipurum and his role as an intermediary between the Jagadguru and Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 14.5M
Living Within One Religion
Rama Coomaraswamy explains his father's thought about the importance of living within the sacred form of one religion, even though all religions have a convergence of the same underlying truths. His comments summarize part of Schuon's thought on Hinduism.
Total Running Time -5 minutes 04 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.5M
High Res File Size - 25.7M

 Interviews with:   Medicine Crow, Joe (8)  
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Boarding Schools
Mr. Medicine Crow tells how the Boarding schools were places of intense work and terrible conditions for the children that were required to live there due to government regulations.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 51 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.3M
High Res File Size - 25.6M
Crow Reservation
Dr. Medicine Crow recounts the government oppression during the early reservation period, which prohibited the Indians from all activities related to their traditional culture.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 8 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.9M
High Res File Size - 26.8M
Joe Medicine Crow - Presidential Medal of Freedom
Joe Medicine crow receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented by President Obama in a ceremony in the White House on August 12th, 2009
Living in Two Worlds
Native leaders, including Janine Pease, James Trosper, Arvol Looking Horse, Joe Medicine Crow and Gordon Tootoosis, give advice about how to live in two conflicting worlds: the world of traditional American Indian values and our fast-paced modern world.
Total Running Time -4 minutes 36 seconds
Low Res File Size - 13.7M
High Res File Size - 23.4M
Living in Two Worlds
Dr. Medicine Crow explains how by embracing both cultures that were around him growing up he was able to survive the reservation times in his childhood while keeping the Native Spirit alive. He also gives to the Indian youth of today to honor the tribal ways, through Indian Days and Pow Wows.
Total Running Time - 6 minutes 13 seconds
Low Res File Size - 18M
High Res File Size - 32.5M


Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (1913-2016) was the Crow Tribal Historian and the oldest living man of the Crow tribe. In 1939, he was the first member of the Crow tribe to obtain a master’s degree. Dr. Medicine Crow was a guest speaker at Little Bighorn College, the Custer Battlefield Museum, and several other colleges throughout the nation. Joe Medicine Crow received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, on August 12, 2009. He lived on the Crow Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana, until his death on April 3, 2016.

His books include, A Handbook of Crow Indian Laws and Treaties, and From the Heart of the Crow Country. Dr. Medicine Crow's contributions to World Wisdom books include:


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