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FOUR ARROWS, also known as Don Trent Jacobs, was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, continuing a Scot-Irish, English and Cherokee lineage. He learned his style of music from his grandparents and uncle and from the bars of Gaslight Square. If you could believe the late Becky London, author Jack London’s daughter, Four Arrows learned the old songs as a reincarnation phenomenon. Apparently Jack told her when she was fourteen that “when he came back” he would want to play the old songs -- songs that happen to be the same favorites Four Arrows learned.

Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa) is a name give to him by the Oglala Lakota People in a sacred relative-making ceremony. Four Arrows is a Lakota Sun Dancer and former Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Four Arrows (aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D.) is also the author of twenty acclaimed books, an equal number of chapters, and more than a hundred articles on topics ranging from wellness and critical thinking to Indigenous worldview and education. He was an alternate for the U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Equestrian Endurance Event, and he is the recipient of the Martin Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for his activism. He lives in a remote fishing village in Mexico.




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