Monday, November 15, 2010

Alexander Longrifle - Silver Hands  (Silver Eagle, 1980)

"I went for healing because I was struck by lightning" said 22-year old Fishes For Salmon With Spear, a participant at the second annual Boogie Pow-Wow held at the Havasupai Indian Reservation in 1979. "While I was standing there, all of a sudden, this rattle came out of the air and started pounding me on the chest. Then eagle feathers were all over my face. There was stomping on the floor and a throbbing in my crotch. That's when I knew the Longrifle Healing ceremony had begun."

Iron Eyes Cody and Alexander Longrifle, circa 1972