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John (Fire) Lame Deer, 1903-1976



John Fire Lame Deer was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Daota.Lame Deer’s autobiography tells of his life as a rancher, rodeo rider, reservation police officer and holy man, including descriptions of the Sioux vision quest, sun dance and healing rituals. He was also known under the name John Fire.


Online resources by or about John (Fire) Lame Deer:

Navajo Poetry by Hershman John
Author: John Nesbit and Hershman John
Type: authorbio
Description: This site, created by John Nesbit in collaboration with Hershman John has links to his Poetry and other writings and his Vita.


Books by John (Fire) Lame Deer:

Lame Deer, John (Fire). Lame Deer, seeker of visions
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1972.
ISBN: 0671211978

Crow Dog, Leonard; Lame Deer, John (Fire). The sound of flutes and other Indian legends
New York : Pantheon Books, 1976.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages

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