This book presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life giving by the Lakota.
The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Chief Leonard Crow Dog - a controversial action since Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process and elements of Lakota spirituality. On his journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians have about opening their ceremonies to whites.
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