A Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Montana is a Nationally Renowned Horseman, Cultural Consultant, Performing Artist and International Presenter, and Two Time Indian World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider.
Phillip, also a champion grass dancer has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe sharing his knowledge and talents with people of all ages and from all walks of life.
He self produced an award winning CD “Spirit Seeker” which includes traditional stories and songs.
He was inducted into the All Indian Hall of Fame, is a First Peoples Fund Fellow and has recently been profiled in the Western Horseman Magazine.
He considers himself, “An interpreter for the Horse”. With his strong traditional upbringing, gift of communicating with people, and connection to horses he developed the Medicine Wheel Model to Natural Horsemanship, a holistic model that works with the physical, mental, and the spirit of horse and human.
Recently released, was his introductory DVD The Medicine Wheel Model which helps us to understand how we are all connected and part of the circle of life. Phillip credits his parents for his many accomplishments.
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.
Medicine Wheel Model to Natural Horsemanship 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.
Press 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.
Western Horseman MagazinePhillip has been featured in the Western Horseman, the New Westerner-Leading European Hores Magazine, and Todays Horse Magazine.