Pete (Petaga Yuha Mani) Catches
|Birthplace:||Pine Ridge, SD, USA|
|Death:||Died in Manderson-White Horse Creek, SD, USA|
Son of Wawoyuapa (Paul) Catches and Jennie Catches
|Managed by:||Justin Swanström|
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About Pete (Petaga Yuha Mani) Catches
Pete Catches Sr. (Petaga Yuha Mani - He Who Walks With Hot Coals) lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota throughout his life, and for decades healed and instructed both Natives and non-Natives near his home and off the reservation. He is credited with reviving the Wiwangyang Wacipi (Sundance) among the Lakota in the early 1960's. In 1964, he was named Sundance chief by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, the only such distinction in tribal history. Read more...
"My father was named Pete Catches Sr. and known as Petaga Yuha Mani (He who walks with hot coals). As far as we can count back he was a 37th generation medicine man. In Lakota society, to be a medicine man, it has to be in the blood line, the DNA so to speak." - Peter V. Catches, quoted in an interview with Heyoka Magazine.
Interview with his son Peter V. Catches, Jr.: http://mbdodd.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/1/6/14162844/lakota-medicine-man-peter-v-catches.pdf