The sacred Crazy Mountains hold human mysteries that reach back to the Pleistocene Era, and they continue to bless Apsáalooke vision seekers with spiritual medicine and healing. Dr. Shane Doyle provides insight into the Apsáalooke community’s ancient and profound connection to the Crazy Mountains — Awaxaawippiia.


Dr. Shane Doyle (Apsáalooke), is a Montana-based scholar, writer, researcher, performing artist, and community advocate whose work focuses on the deep history and cultural heritage of the Indigenous people of the Northern Great Plains. As a leader in Montana’s Indian Education for All implementation, Doyle holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University and completed a post-doctoral appointment in genetics with the University of Copenhagen in 2016. Shane helped lead the Yellowstone Revealed All-Nations Teepee Village in the summer of 2022 and is currently a full-time cultural consultant who lives in Bozeman


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