Letter Of Recommendation For Mary Thunder
SUBJECT: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR MARY THUNDER
TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
FROM: ROLLING THUNDER
DATE: NOVEMBER 21, 1986
As one of the first traditional Native Americans to bring our message to the peoples of the Earth, I have worked with many traditional Indians. Likewise, I have also worked with wise ones from all the races of the Earth. Mary Thunder stands as one of the best. Her integrity and wisdom have carried her all over North & Central America.
In our tradition, we do not claim credentials as the white man does & receive papers to hang on the wall. In contrast, we simple do what we can do and are recognized by the people for our abilities. Mary Thunder speaks with spirits, sees into what may come into being, heals the mind, body, and spirit, and interprets for the spirits.
Mary has come into her abilities through traditional ways of learning. I am proud to be her teacher. She has also studied with other traditional elders, such as Wallace Black Elk & Leonard Crow Dog, for well over 11 years. Mary Thunder is a trained counselor & drug & alcohol specialist. She cares about people!
Mary Thunder deserves the highest respect shown to traditional Native American Elders. You invite her to speak with your people & see for yourself that I, Rolling Thunder, speak the truth! You treat her well. Make sure she isn't hasseled by pushy people, that she has a good, clean, and private place to rest and eat.
Mary Thunder's spirit is one of transformation & renewal. She is a bridge between our cultures. I say that all the people should be given a chance to transform and renew themselves.
We must change ourselves before the Creator gets tired of our tricks and shakes us off the Earth like fleas off a dog's back!
Ocieo Rolling Thunder, Carlin, Nev.