The Soul of the Indian

Date(s) - 05/18/2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Ron Morton returns with his class on The Soul of the Indian, a book that describes from a personal perspective, the relationships between Western Europeans, Native American Indians, spirituality and what these things mean in terms of being bi-cultural. Deacon Ron Morton will discuss his personal perspective on bi-culturalism and its’ connection to a significant Native Ceremony called the Sun Dance and how that has interacted with his sense of service to the Episcopal Church and the community. All classes will be done via zoom and with an introduction to Native Music used throughout and among many tribes in the US.

Ron can trace his ancestors back to the Revolutionary War. He is enrolled in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and appears on the rolls of the Creek and Choctaw Tribes. Deacon Ron was the Executive Director of the San Diego American Indian Health Center and also the President of the National Council on Urban Indian Health. Ron is also a member of the Society of Indian Psychologists and has been connected spiritually and professionally with members of tribes throughout the US and Canada for a long time. Ron participated in the Sun Dance for 24 years and is still connected to families on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

Those who want to participate in Soul of the Indian Book Study may want to peruse a couple of other books: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown and Black Elk Speaks, by John Gneisenau Neihardt. Ron will likely refer to them from time to time. Anyone wishing to join the class may contact Ron at or on Facebook.