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Martin High Bear biography coming soon!

The publisher of the High Bear biography has set the release date of this long-awaited life story. The Seven Commandments of the Sacred Buffalo Calf Maiden:  Martin High Bear (1919-1995) will be released on the anniversary of his birth on September 11, 2024. Martin was born on September 11, 1919, so the release is scheduled 105 years after the day of his birth.

Some of you may have heard of the white buffalo calf that was born last week at a ranch in Central Texas. The owners called her ‘Unatsi’ which means snow in the Cherokee language. This birth of Unatsi would have had significant meaning to Martin. The birth of Miracle, the buffalo calf born to the Heider family in 1994 meant so much to him that he traveled in the heat of the 1995 heat wave through the northern great plains to see her for himself. He discussed Miracle frequently. It is included in his biography how Miracle’s birth became a powerful message of hope for him and his Indian people and that the rich way of life of our ancestors could now be restored within Native communities. We see that transformation happening today, especially on his home reservation in South Dakota, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

We have received some emails from those who knew or met Martin during the decades he counseled and doctored and conducted ceremonies throughout the country and the world. We welcome messages from his colleagues and others. If you knew Martin, please feel free to get in touch with us here at Elderberry Wisdom Farm.

A book giveaway is planned in some communities where he lived and worked over the years, and a few Zoom sessions will also be scheduled. Book signings will be scheduled starting in September  and extend through the fall. If you are interested in holding a book reading event in your community, feel free to contact us at Elderberry Wisdom Farm by emailing

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