medicine turtle born Feb 14, 1970, in the Cherokee mountains near Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. medicine turtle is a family with Loretta Webb who also known as
Loretta Lynn who is also Cherokee. “Queen of Country Music country music legend.
medicine turtle birth name is medicine spears but he used the name medicine turtle to avoid any controversy,
with family members after the name was given to him
in tribal ceremonies by a medicine man. names commonly change for Native Americans many tribe members has a few different names depending on life
from birth to the age of 18 years old medicine turtle
received training by his grandmother and other tribal elders
in Cherokee medicine and midwife ing.
not long after medicine turtle 18 birthday he married
the daughter of a Cheyenne medicine man and began
training with his wife father that was a Cheyenne medicine man.
medicine turtle grandmother is full blood Cherokee from
the era of the trail of tears. medicine turtle father an Irish
Irish druid from Ireland Irish druid priest Druid Celtic society spiritual leader. Druid spiritual tradition is from 50,000 years ago and is found in caves in Europe.
medicine turtle live in the caves in Kentucky like
his father family in Europe and the Cherokee in Kentucky
and North Carolina.
medicine turtle father taught medicine turtle the (magician, a sorcerer of the Druid Celtic
Druid religious leaders are deep in medicine
and the stars, earth, and gods powers.
The lineage of being both from Druid and Cherokee
blood made a strong assumption to both drops of blood lines
of medicine turtle family that he makes a great medicine man.
the Cherokees family and tribal leaders communities decided to give medicine turtle permission and authority
of being the Cherokees healer and medicine man after 18 years of training by elders and family of the Cherokees tribe.
medicine turtle father trained the medicine turtle in the art
of magician, a sorcerer of the Druid Celtic.
it was not until The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that we were able to practice the Cherokee medicine openly.
our ceremonies and teachers and elders remained hid
with us in the woods, because it was a heavy criminal
charge to practice our Cherokee medicine until 1993
openly in public. religious persecution from church and us government lasted long after 1993 and some places
still exists today.
medicine turtle spirit name given to him by him has a gift from his father in law of Cheyenne medicine man father law is turtle fire Walker .Wallace "Mad Bear" Anderson was a Tuscarora medicine man named medicine turtle with the fire winds meaning turtle winds firewalking
Mad Bear" Anderson and medicine turtle and family
were very close contact.
Mad Bear" Anderson also helped with the arrangements
with other tribal elders that medicine turtle gain deeper
training to set the path for intertribal medicine man.
the names giving to medicine turtle by tribal leaders
and elders causes many controversies with Europeans
who have no understanding how native spiritual and cultures works in the gift of a name by the tribal elders
but each name was given to medicine turtle with an honor
and blessing from tribal elders. I explain it now in a traditional way how names are giving of names
each name is a prayer and honor.
medicine turtle was not the only Cherokee to deal with
controversies. Mad Bear is a member of the Bear Clan of the Tuscarora Nation of the Six-Nation Iroquois Confederacy of the United States and Canada and a
medicine man and was good friends with medicine turtle
another teacher Cherokee medicine man Rolling Thunder all three of us dealing with much of the same
living in a world where traditional native medicine of North American Indians is not so widely accepted .
in the modern day society.
Rolling Thunder Cherokee was a teacher and a trusted friend of Medicine turtle
rolling thunder father in law is medicine turtle adopted
Lakota father EYE TUWE SLO WAYA
EYE TUWE SLO WAYA birth name
rolling thunder gave EYE TUWE SLO WAYA the name
he who knows has a gift for marrying his daughter, Carmen
EYE TUWE SLO WAYA medicine turtle adopted
father was born on the Pine Ridge and his a member
of the Ogalala Lakota born on pine ridge in tipi in 1929
he over 90 years old and a descendant of Sitting Bull
EYE TUWE SLO WAYA Ogalala Lakota medicine man
as medicine turtle teacher and adopted son
medicine turtle went school in one room school house
in Kentucky and Cherokee reservation and studied medicine
by mountain man that led to a degree in science medicine
medicine turtle joined the army shortly after the invasion of Grenada has a military medicine student advancing
his medical knowledge beyond that of traditional Indian
medicine that he had learned after 20 years with the help of
medicine men and woman growing up in the traditional and cultural ways of the American Indian
after a short tour of duty in us army medicine turtle
returned back to the Cherokee mountains
after returning back from Grenada from us army tour of
like most soldiers, medicine turtle found it hard to get
any sort of work in states
having family and deep roots in country music
medicine turtle turned a few years of his life to the stage
with the help of his family members Loretta Lynn
opening a few doors and his nature good country voice
medicine turtle started in the road of country music
but all the time knowing that my duty in his life
was traditional Indian medicine
the music business was not so easy.
Dwight Yoakam is friends and nearby neighbor
Of medicine turtle family, both shares ride and few stages. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley
hosted medicine turtle at many of his music events
Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley was a lifelong friend with medicine turtle grandmother and great grandmother
and Dr. Ralph Stanley helped Obama win the state
of VA that put Obama in the office of the president
of the United States.
medicine turtle was never happy with leaving
native American medicine behind in his life
so he made a decision to end his country music
career and become a public service to the community
and live a life helping others
heated discussions took place that medicine turtle
should use his native name in order to avoid public
controversies to his family and friends in the country
therefore medicine turtle kept a low profile in the country
music industries rarely making any public appearance
on the many music stages, he once performed on
other than a rare stop
all of this with the turtle in his twenties