Medicine Men heal Richard Oakes

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KPIX's Mike Lee interviews a group of American Indian medicine men on June 24th 1970, who describe how they visited activist Richard Oakes in hospital and successfully assisted with his recovery from a head wound. Wallace "Mad Bear" Anderson explains that: "The power is not within the medecine men, the power is within the creator. We work through the creator. We're only the tools of the creator. Without him, Indian medecine can't work."

Event
Occupation of Alcatraz
Type of material
archival news film
Duration
2:20
16mm color magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
6/24/1970
Originally aired on
KPIX Eye on the Bay News
Identifier
KPIX 102423
Views
7187

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WOW. Wish we had kown about this footage when we made Alcatraz Is Not an Island. Priceless.

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