Reuben A. Snake, Jr., Winnebago
(1939 – 1993)
Reuben A. Snake, Winnebago, was a Founding Trustee and Spiritual
Advisor of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation, and a
good friend. He served on the Board of over fifteen national Native American
organizations and was an active leader in shaping national and international
American Indian and Alaska Native cultural affairs.
Reuben’s absence continues to be felt in many Indian communities and in the
hearts of individuals.
Your Humble Serpent: The Wisdom of Reuben Snake, 1996
This film highlights Reuben Snake’s influential ideas about the differences between Western rational, "linear" thought and the intuitive, "cyclical" thought of Native peoples. It also focuses on Reuben’s leadership of the Native American Church and his participation in the American Indian Religious Freedom Act and thelegalizationof the ceremonial use of peyote by American Indians.
Kifaru Productions, Producer: Gary Rhine. Co-written and narrated by Hayna Brown.