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The Scientology Story: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard // Staking a Claim to Blood Brotherhood

Title: The Scientology Story: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard // Staking a Claim to Blood Brotherhood
Date: Sunday, 24 June 1990
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Main source: articles.latimes.com
Alternate and/or complementary: scs.cmu.edu

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As L. Ron Hubbard told it, he was 4 years old when a medicine man named "Old Tom" made him a "blood brother" of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana, providing the inspiration for the Scientology founder's first novel, "Buckskin Brigades." But one expert on the tribe doesn't buy Hubbard's account. Historian Hugh Dempsey is associate director of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Canada. He has extensively researched the tribe, of which his wife is a member. He said that blood brothers ... [Read the rest at articles.latimes.com]