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About Phillip Whiteman, Jr.

Phillip Whiteman, Jr., a Nationally-known Cultural Consultant, Presenter, Storyteller, Horse-trainer, Champion Grass Dancer, and Rodeo Saddle Bronc Champion is a Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Montana. His father a Chief of the Northern Cheyenne Council of 44 and his mother the late Florence Whiteman was a Cheyenne Warrior Woman of the Elk Scraper Society. Phillip belongs to the Kit Fox Warrior Society and Omaha Dancing Society. He believes strongly in his spiritual ways and he tries to incorporate it into every aspect of his life.

Phillip's personal and professional objective is to promote cultural integrity throughout Indian country and the world.

Phillip's reputation as a Cultural Consultant and Presenter has grown rapidly. His presentations include traditional story-telling and songs that share a powerful and inspirational message of hope. Recently, Phillip has released his first CD "Spirit Seeker" - Stories and Songs for the Spirit, which has received National attention.

Phillip has been a familiar face in the powwow arena and "winners circle" since he was a small boy. He dances the "Old Style" grass dance. His dancing career has taken him from the powwow arena, to the Broadway stage in New York City, Wild West Shows, President Clinton and Senator Campbell's Inaugurations, and countries throughout Europe.

He is a 2-time Indian World Champion Saddle bronc rider and 22-times Indian National Finals Qualifier. He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Most notable was his selection to represent Pro Rodeo on a European Tour. As a Horseman, Phillip founded the Phillip Whiteman, Jr., "Medicine Wheel Model to Natural Horsemanship", a Native American Approach to working with and training horses. He uses a cultural concept to address the dimensions of the horse and how it can help us in all areas; emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally.

Phillip has been featured in the Western Horseman Magazine, Pro Rodeo Sports News, Billings Gazette, and many other newspapers. He has been featured on ABC's Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer and interviewed for "On the Road Again" Radio Show and National Native News. He was inducted into the All Indian Hall of Fame in Anadarko, OK and featured in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec, Canada. Most recently, Phillip was selected as a recipient of the First Peoples Fund, Cultural Capital Fellowship which promotes creative
community-centered artists; and nurtures the collective spirit that allows them to sustain their people.

About the Family

Phillip lives with his companion, who is also his Business Manager, Lynette Two Bulls, and their three daughters, Kyla, Florence, and Nellie in Lame Deer, Montana on the land that has been in his family for generations.

Lynette, Oglala Lakota  has a background in business and has worked for Indian Country Today, the nations largest Native Newspaper, and as a Financial Consultant for some of the Nations leading investment firms. She brings her business knowledge along with Phillip's vast knowledge and experience to work together to build their business.

Phillips father Phillip Whiteman, Sr. is not only one of the Northern Cheyenne Chiefs of the Council of 44 , but is also the Drum-keeper for the Chief Society. He is known for his singing ability and has composed traditional Cheyenne Spiritual Songs, Native American Church Songs, and Pow Wow Songs, many of his songs have been recorded. He is a horseman, and especially loves horses bred for speed.

The late Florence Whiteman carried an important role among her people. She was the last Warrior Woman of the Elk Scraper Society to go through the original ceremonies. She also has the distinction of being the last Cheyenne woman to be married for a bride price of 4 horses, in a traditional ceremony in which she did not meet her husband until the ceremony, at the age of 14. Florence was featured on the History Channels "Little Bighorn, the Untold Story" in which she shared her grandfather's account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Lynette was raised by her grandparents Matthew (now deceased) and Nellie Two Bulls, Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge South Dakota. Both were teachers of the language, culture and songs of their people. They have received numerous awards for their many accomplishments along with receiving Honorary Doctorate Degrees. Nellie comes from Chief Young Man Afraid of His Horse who was a Chief of peace who loved his people.

Because of their commitment to carrying on the legacy of their parents and grandparents Phillip and Lynette named their daughters Florence and Nellie after their grandmothers.

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