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
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.
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.
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