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Sun Bear, 1929-1992

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Personal name headingSun Bear, 1929-1992
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Variant(s)Bear, Sun, 1929-1992
LaDuke, Vince, 1929-1992
Sun Bear (Chippewa chief)
Birth date1929-08-31
Death date1992-06-19
Place of birthWhite Earth Indian Reservation (Minn.)
Place of deathSpokane (Wash.)
AffiliationBear Tribe Medicine Society
Profession or occupationAuthors Indian activists
Found inHis The medicine wheel, c1980: t.p. (Sun Bear) CIP data sht. (b. 8/31/29)
Ref. ency. of the Amer. Indian, 1978 (Sun Bear (Chippewa); b. 8-31-29; editor, publisher)
NewsBank. Access World News, accessed November 5, 2015: "New Age Author Sun Bear Dies" St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) June 24, 1992, page 3B (Sun Bear, a New Age author and commune leader, died Friday [June 19, 1992] of cancer. He was 62. He was born Vince LaDuke on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota in 1930 ... In the 1960s and '70s, he worked as an Indian activist and began writing. He wrote eight books ... "The Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology.'')
ProQuest, accessed November 5, 2015: Star Tribune [Minneapolis, Minn] 25 June 1992: 06B Abstract (Sun Bear, 62, a New Age author and commune leader, died Friday of cancer in Spokane, Wash.)
The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience, accessed November 5, 2015: Paper, Jordan. "New Age Hucksters." (Many Native persons, the most notorious to Native traditionalists perhaps being an Ojibwe who called himself Sun Bear, began to offer weekend sessions, which for a price promised an "Indian name" and vision questing fasts. Sun Bear, with non-Natives, founded the Bear Tribe Medicine Society. Sun Bear, who died in 1992, began Medicine Wheel ceremonies held all over North America and Europe)
Wikipedia, November 5, 2015: Sun Bear (author) (Sun Bear (Gheezis Mokwa) (1929-1992) was a sacred teacher of Ojibwe (Anishinabe) descent. He was an activist, lecturer, and best selling author. He was born on August 31, 1929 on the White Earth Reservation ... He was the publisher of Many Smokes, a Native American monthly news magazine, which he founded in 1961 ... He is the father of activist, author, and Vice Presidential Candidate Winona La Duke)