“The power is not within the medicine men, the power is within the Creator. We work through the Creator. We’re only the tools of the Creator. Without him, Indian medicine can’t work.” -Mad Bear (Tuscarora/Iroquois)
It was Mad Bear’s eventful circumstance of being denied a G.I. bill loan to build a house on the Tuscarora Reservation that triggered his calling to become an activist for his Indian people and a medicine man. Mad Bear researched the prophecies of this people, the teachings of the great Peacemaker, the political history of his forefathers and sought out the great medicine men of the Haudenosaunee.
Rolling Thunder has been attributed with knowledge that includes the incredible power to cure disease & heal wounds, to locate and use medicinal herbs, to ripen fruit, to transport objects through the air, to materialize his forgotten (left behind) tobacco pipe into his hands, to control nature, to make it rain & thunder upon command, to communicate telepathically with other medicine men around the world, etc.
Speaker/Mad Bear: Time is ever so short! You must, right now straighten this out, between yourself, the Creator and my people. We are gathering our nations together! You must gather yours together! To return back to the spiritual way of life; to return back as the Creator has intended. Or this whole world will be destroyed.
We are here today under our grandfather the Sun who is our witness and we have come here to deliver a message to all of you people, to all of our brothers & sisters to tell you that there are many things that are happening in this world now, and that we who are close to the forces of nature, close to the land and the spirits, and close to the Creator, know how to interpret these things, according to our prophecies.
Our Unity Caravan to begin with, began on August 21, 1967, at the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, near Bethany, New York. We called an emergency council, an emergency convention. We sent notices to all of our brothers & sisters, to come and meet with us because we saw a great problem facing our people.
Hopi–Iroquois led… AMERICAN INDIAN UNITY MOVEMENT (1950’s–1980’s). Free E-Book on “Mad Bear” Anderson (Tuscarora) and the Red Road of Spiritual Activism. Share while this book is freely available!
Note: CYGM does not promote or affiliates itself with social activist causes (Climate Change, Politics, Racial Equity, etc.) or Religion, its focus is strictly spiritual; encouraging creativity & personal development. This E-Book covers the span of Mad Bear’s career. He was both a medicine man/spiritual leader and activist for Native American & environmental causes. The main emphasis of this E-book is on Mad Bear’s historical path as a medicine man/spiritual leader. Towards the end of Mad Bear’s life he became more focused on issues pertaining to spiritual unity, and much less on political activism. All-in-all…. he was a Spiritual Activist! Please read with the intention of gaining spiritual growth, which leads to personal development.
A youth’s guide (teaching manual) to Native American spirituality via a dialog (interview) between an elder & youth. Based upon interview transcripts & write-ups on the traditional elder… Rolling Thunder (Cherokee).
“We have much to share, one tradition with the other. The day is here when my people, and all people, must look beyond the affairs of the Red or White race and consider the Human Race. Having traveled many times around the world, I can only conclude that we are truly One people who could only benefit by meeting together to work out the solutions to the benefit of all, including the many creatures, birds, animals and plant life which were given to us by the Great Spirit, the Creator of all.” “We must all share in the wisdom teachings & instructions of our ancestors who knew & practiced the secrets that kept our sacred Earth Mother clean and in balance & good health.” -Mad Bear (Tuscarora)
The founder of the American Indian Unity Movement was Mad Bear Anderson. He was of Tuscarora (Iroquois) lineage. Mad Bear’s pinnacle life accomplishment was the September 1978 Cross-Cultural Spiritual Summit Conference that he & Doug Boyd co-created. This gathering, the first of its kind, brought together medicine people from all 4 directions. It was Mad Bear’s vision to create this conference as a platform where prophecies & myth from all cultures would be shared & compared.