Truhujo, John

(c. 1883–1985)
   Shoshone (Native American) medicine man and Sun Dance chief who was elected and aided by Seven Arrows (chief of the Little People, a group of other-thanhuman persons who live inside mountains) and initiated Thomas Yellowtail (of the Crow) to reintroduce the Sun Dance to his people. His biography is a significant part of Fred Vogt’s account of The Shoshoni-Crow Sun Dance (1984). In Yellowtail’s biography (as told to Michael Oren), Truhujo is called Trehero, and there is some debate about his birthdate.

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

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  • Seven Arrows —    Chief of the Little People (a group of other thanhuman persons who live inside mountains). Seven Arrows acted as the “medicine father” who elected, initiated, and aided several generations of Crow and Shoshone Native Americans, including John… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Yellowtail, Thomas — (1903–1993)    Medicine man (akbaalia) and Sun Dance chief of the Absaroke (Crow). He succeeded the Shoshone medicine man and Sun Dance chief John Truhujo (Trehero) and was himself succeeded by John Pretty on Top in 1985. In 1972 Yellowtail… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

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