Available July 2007
CHEROKEE MEDICINE MAN
The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer
By Robert J. Conley
A modern medicine man portrayed through the words of the people he has helped
“Fans of Conley, get this book! As always, reading his work is like talking to an
old friend.”—Deborah L. Duvall, author of How Medicine Came to the People:
A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees
Robert J. Conley did not set out to chronicle the life of Cherokee medicine man
John Little Bear. Instead, the medicine man came to him. Little Bear asked Conley
to write down his story, to reveal to the world “what Indian medicine is really
about.” For Little Bear, as for the Cherokee ancestors who brought their traditions
over the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory, the medicine is about helping people.
Visitors from neighboring states and Mexico come to him, each one seeking help
for a different kind of problem. Each seeker’s story is presented here exactly as it
was told to Conley.
Little Bear has cured problems involving health, relationships, and money by
uncovering the source of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms.
Whereas mainstream medicine and counseling have failed his patients, Little Bear’s
healing practices have proven beneficial time and again.
Robert J. Conley lives with his wife, Evelyn, in Norman, Oklahoma. His poetry,
short stories, novels, and nonfiction works have been published in several languag-
es and have received many awards.
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