Frank Fools Crow – Medicine Teachings for All

Frank Fools Crow

It is imperative for the survival of our world that medicine teachings be shared, as the late Frank Fools Crow, an Oglala medicine man, said: “Survival of the world depends on our sharing what we have, and working together. If we do not, the whole world will die. First the planet, and next the people.”

Nor was he alone in this view. As White Bison, the Native Wellbriety group, has stressed over the years, native people were given knowledge of the natural world in order to share it, and were told by the Creator in ancient times: “You will be keepers of Mother Earth. Among you I will give the wisdom about nature, about the interconnectedness of all things, about balance, and about living in harmony. You Red People will see the secrets of nature. You will live in hardship and the blessing of this is you will stay close to the Creator. The day will come when you will need to share the secrets with the other people of the Earth because they will stray from their spiritual ways.”