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Walking with Grandfather

Walking with Grandfather Author Joseph M. Marshall III
ISBN-10 9781604077308
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 128
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"When we began our search for consultants for Into the West, we were looking for individuals with a deep knowledge of the culture and history of the Lakota people. In Joe Marshall, we found that person, but the happy surprise was that we also found a poet, a storyteller, and an educator who led us through challenging terrain with great patience and wisdom." —Michael Wright, executive in charge of production, Into The West Native American lineage holders have long been cautious about sharing their spiritual truths because the essence of this wisdom has been so often misunderstood. In Walking with Grandfather, authentic Lakota lineage holder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall breaks this silence with the very best from a lifetime of lessons passed on to him by his grandfather. With him, you will gain access to the timeless teachings that until now remained largely unheard outside the culture of the Lakota people. Part of an unbroken series of narratives dating back countless centuries, this rare new transmission includes Marshall's rendition of legendary stories such as: "Follow Me"—why it is not authority but character, compassion, and experience that make a good leader "The Way of Wolves"—surprising lessons about the meaning of family "The Bow and the Arrow"—the intricate dynamics of spiritual partnership "The Shadow Man"—how to honor the sacred warrior in all of us "The Wisdom Within"—the passage of truly becoming an elder Plus many more stories



Walking with Grandfather

Walking with Grandfather Author Joseph M. Marshall Iii
ISBN-10 9781458785367
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 124
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When we began our search for consultants for Into the West, we were looking for individuals with a deep knowledge of the culture and history of the Lakota people. In Joe Marshall, we found that person, but the happy surprise was that we also found a poet, a storyteller, and an educator who led us through challenging terrain with great patience and wisdom. Michael Wright Executive in Charge of Production, Into The West Turner Network Television Native American lineage holders have long been cautious about sharing their spiritual truths because the essence of this wisdom has been so often misunderstood. In Walking with Grandfather, authentic Lakota lineage holder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall breaks this silence with the very best from a lifetime of lessons passed on to him by his grandfather. With him, you will gain access to the timeless teachings that until now remained largely unheard outside the culture of the Lakota people. Part of an unbroken series of narratives dating back countless centuries, this rare new transmission includes Marshall's rendition of legendary stories such as; Follow Me why it is not authority but character, compassion, and experience that make a good leader.



Walking with Grandfather

Walking with Grandfather Author Joseph M. Marshall III
ISBN-10 1591798728
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 128
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"When we began our search for consultants for Into the West, we were looking for individuals with a deep knowledge of the culture and history of the Lakota people. In Joe Marshall, we found that person, but the happy surprise was that we also found a poet, a storyteller, and an educator who led us through challenging terrain with great patience and wisdom." —Michael Wright, executive in charge of production, Into The West Native American lineage holders have long been cautious about sharing their spiritual truths because the essence of this wisdom has been so often misunderstood. In Walking with Grandfather, authentic Lakota lineage holder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall breaks this silence with the very best from a lifetime of lessons passed on to him by his grandfather. With him, you will gain access to the timeless teachings that until now remained largely unheard outside the culture of the Lakota people. Part of an unbroken series of narratives dating back countless centuries, this rare new transmission includes Marshall's rendition of legendary stories such as: "Follow Me"—why it is not authority but character, compassion, and experience that make a good leader "The Way of Wolves"—surprising lessons about the meaning of family "The Bow and the Arrow"—the intricate dynamics of spiritual partnership "The Shadow Man"—how to honor the sacred warrior in all of us "The Wisdom Within"—the passage of truly becoming an elder Plus many more stories



Returning to the Lakota Way

Returning to the Lakota Way Author Joseph M. Marshall, III
ISBN-10 9781401931780
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 311
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Returning to the Lakota Way immerses us once again in the world of the Lakota Sioux through the beautiful storytelling and deep insight of Joseph Marshall’s writing. Relaying traditional tales that have been passed down over generations, Marshall takes us on an inspiring journey that will help us better understand the world around us and our place in it. The teaching stories found in each chapter provide lessons that open our eyes to universal qualities and practices passed down over many generations. From the hunting adventures of the raven and the wolf, we discover the importance of tolerance; the actions of the grasshopper highlight the value of patience; and the experiences of a young man named Walks Alone show us the benefit of silence and turning within. Speaking to these and other traits, such as faith and selflessness, Marshall helps us see our own lives more clearly using time-honored tales interspersed with stories from his own life growing up on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In his work, we find a clear example of how the wisdom of the past has relevance and meaning in the world of today.



Keep Going

Keep Going Author Joseph M. Marshall
ISBN-10 140273607X
Release 2006
Pages 131
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Grandfather says this: “In life there is sadness as well as joy, losing as well as winning, falling as well as standing, hunger as well as plenty, bad as well as good. I do not say this to make you despair, but to teach you…that life is a journey sometimes walked in light and sometimes in shadow.” Grandfather says this: “Keep going.” These thought-provoking lessons, passed down by the author’s own Lakota grandfather, will inspire the hundreds of thousands who already know his work—and will tap into the market that has embraced such books as Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s The Invitation. When a young man’s father dies, he turns to his sagacious grandfather for comfort. Together they sit underneath the family’s cottonwood tree, and the grandfather shares his perspective on life, the perseverance it requires, and the pleasure and pain of the journey. Filled with dialogue, stories, and recollections, each section focuses on a portion of the prose poem “Keep Going” and provides commentary on the text. Readers will draw comfort, knowledge, and strength from the Grandfather’s wise words—just as Marshall himself did.



The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage

The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage Author Joseph M. Marshall III
ISBN-10 9781604077476
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 208
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In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow’s resilience and flexibility, the arrow’s grace and power, the archer’s focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose,and simplicity. In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With eloquent prose and an elder’s perspective, Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on: Transformation—what the journey of the Lakota people teaches us about preserving what is essential as our external circumstances change Simplicity—the story of Grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that “the more you know, the less you need to carry” Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in the story of the Keeper of the Winter Count Strength—the moving story of Henry One Bull, and how adversity teaches us to develop the true core of our strength Resiliency—the lessons of Grandma Red Leaf on facing the challenges of life with the best we have to offer Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.



The Lakota Way

The Lakota Way Author Joseph Marshall
ISBN-10 0142196096
Release 2002
Pages 240
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A descendant of Crazy Horse adapts the Lakota way to modern life, using poetry, songs, and folklore to teach basic wisdom about how to live in the world.



Neither Wolf nor Dog

Neither Wolf nor Dog Author Kent Nerburn
ISBN-10 1577318862
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 352
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Acclaimed author Kent Nerburn creates an incisive character study of a Native American elder, against the unflinching backdrop of contemporary reservation life and the majestic spaces of the western Dakotas. Nerburn draws us deep into the world of this elder, identified only as Dan, as we journey to where the vast Dakota skies overtake us and the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices. As this spellbinding story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the power of silence, the difference between land and property, white people's urge to claim an Indian heritage, and the selling of sacred ceremonies. This is a story of fathers and sons, of the struggle for redemption after the loss of innocence, of distinct cultures on a common land.



In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse Author Joseph Marshall
ISBN-10 9781613128312
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 176
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Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy—though you wouldn’t guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, and his mother is Lakota. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, he learns more and more about his Lakota heritage—in particular, the story of Crazy Horse, one of the most important figures in Lakota and American history. Drawing references and inspiration from the oral stories of the Lakota tradition, celebrated author Joseph Marshall III juxtaposes the contemporary story of Jimmy with an insider’s perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse (c. 1840–1877). The book follows the heroic deeds of the Lakota leader who took up arms against the US federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Along with Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse was the last of the Lakota to surrender his people to the US army. Through his grandfather’s tales about the famous warrior, Jimmy learns more about his Lakota heritage and, ultimately, himself. American Indian Youth Literature Award



The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn Author Joseph Marshall
ISBN-10 0670038539
Release 2007
Pages 262
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An account of the legendary battle, told from a Lakota perspective, documents key Lakota oral traditions to reveal the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the conflict.



The Wisdom of the Native Americans

The Wisdom of the Native Americans Author Kent Nerburn
ISBN-10 157731297X
Release 2010-10-06
Pages 240
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The teachings of the Native Americans provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life. This collection of writings from revered Native Americans offers timeless, meaningful lessons on living and learning. Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes — perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete Soul of an Indian, as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.



Learning Journey on the Red Road

Learning Journey on the Red Road Author Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand
ISBN-10 0966395700
Release 1998
Pages 108
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Learning Journey on the Red Road is based upon my traditional upbringing as a spiritual interpreter and the teachings of my ancestors, handed down to me by my elders to deliver to the people. It is a procedure - a circle of life - for Indian people, for school children and for anyone, regardless of religion or ethnic background, who has a desire to attain a higher level of learning. Learning Journey on the Red Road is about the spiritual beliefs that have sustained the Lakota people since the beginning of time. It is about my vision of the White Buffalo Calf Lady (the Virgin Mary), her prophecies for all mankind and my role as her messenger of peace, love and harmony among the people of the world. The Sacred Pipe teaches that we are now in the time of the "Seventh Fire" or "Seventh Generation" - a time of profound earth changes, also foretold in the Book of Revelations and in the ancient Hebrew teachings of the Kabbala. North America, known to its original inhabitants as "Turtle Island", holds the roots of these changes. Here, the supreme law is the woman. Her three sons, Buddha, Christ and Mohammed, have brought their children here to work together and honor the physical energies given to them by the Great Spirit to protect - the water (our blood) to the Asian people; the air that we breathe to the Europeans; the fire (our heart spirit) to the Africans; and the earth (our flesh) to the Indian people of Turtle Island. These covenants were violated by each nationality in their own lands. Now, during this critical time in the history of the Indian people and all of mankind, we must look to the traditional, holistic ways of this island and learn the common sense of bonding with Mother Earth and all living things. We must heed the warnings of the seven angels - seven separate energy forces like the angel of fire, "El Nino". Now, in the time of the Seventh Fire, we need to come together in one mind, one heart and one spirit - before it is too late. Book jacket.



The Wolf at Twighlight

The Wolf at Twighlight Author Kent Nerburn
ISBN-10 9781458760081
Release 2010-08-14
Pages 480
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A note is left on a car windshield, an old dog dies, and Kent Nerburn finds himself back on the Lakota reservation where he traveled more than a decade before with a tribal elder named Dan. The touching, funny, and haunting journey that ensues goes deep into reservation boarding-school mysteries, the dark confines of sweat lodges, and isolated Native homesteads far back in the Dakota hills in search of ghosts that have haunted Dan since childhood. In this fictionalized account of actual events, Nerburn brings the land of the northern High Plains alive and reveals the Native American way of teaching and learning with a depth that few outsiders have ever captured.



The Journey of Crazy Horse

The Journey of Crazy Horse Author Joseph M. Marshall III
ISBN-10 1440649200
Release 2005-09-27
Pages 336
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Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota community Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who—with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership—fought for his people’s land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph M. Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy. Thanks to firsthand research and his culture’s rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse’s life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland—a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse’s life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again. The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man’s fight for his people’s survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebration of a culture, a community, and an enduring way of life. "Those wishing to understand Crazy Horse as the Lakota know him won't find a better accout than Marshall's." -San Francisco Chronicle



Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks Author John G. Neihardt
ISBN-10 9781438425405
Release 2008-10-16
Pages 334
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.



Elder Tales

Elder Tales Author Dan Keding
ISBN-10 9780313096068
Release 2007-11-30
Pages 188
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Arranged by story type, these are tales that can be used in the classroom and library. They will prove a springboard for cultural comparisons and discussion of how wisdom is shared between generations and how elders contribute to and are perceived by societies around the globe.



Black Elk

Black Elk Author Elk Wallace Black
ISBN-10 9780062500748
Release 1991-03-01
Pages 224
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"An unprecedented account of the shaman's world and the way it is entered." STANLEY KRIPPNER, PH.D., coauthor of 'Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self' and 'Healing States' "Black Elk opens the Lakota sacred hoop to a comic