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We are often asked why we do not charge for our circles......please read the following with your heart...it is the beginning of understanding the why...The Rise of the Plastic Medicine Men By Ward Churchill, The Moccasin Telegraph, 24 August 1996 “Yes, I know of Sun Bear. He's a plastic medicine man. --Matthew King Oglala Lakota Elder 1985 ” The past 20 years have seen the birth of a new growth industry in the United States. Known as “American Indian Spiritualism,” this profitable enterprise apparently began with a number of literary hoaxes undertaken by such non-Indians Carlos Castaneda, J. Marks (aka “Jamake Highwater,” author of _The Primal Mind_, etc.), Ruth Beebe Hill (of _Hanta Yo_ notoriety), and Lynn Andrews (_Medicine Woman_, _Jaguar Woman_, _Crystal Woman_, _Spirit Woman_, etc.). A few Indians such as Alonzo Blacksmith (aka: “Chunksa Yuha,” the “Indian authenticator” of _Hanta Yo_), “Chief Red Fox” (_Memoirs of Chief Red Fox_) and Hyemeyohsts Storm (_Seven Arrows_, etc.) also cashed in, writing bad distortions and outright lies about indigenous spirituality for consumption in the mass market. The authors grew rich peddling their trash while real Indians starved to death, out of the sight and...