JOHN TRUHUJO PRAYS AFTER DOCTORING A PATIENT.
NOTE DIRECTIONALITY OF MEDICINE FEATHERS. PRYOR, 1941.
John Truhujo (c. 1883–1985) – Shoshone (Native American) medicine man and Sun Dance chief who was elected and aided by Seven Arrows (chief of the Little People, a group of other-than-human persons who live inside mountains) and initiated Thomas Yellowtail (of the Crow) to reintroduce the Sun Dance to his people. His biography is a significant part of Fred Vogt’s account of The Shoshoni-Crow Sun Dance (1984). In Yellowtail’s biography (as told to Michael Oren), Truhujo is called Trehero, and there is some debate about his birthdate.
Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007