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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

Returning to the Lakota Way

Returning to the Lakota Way Author Joseph M. Marshall, III
ISBN-10 1401931766
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 279
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In Returning to the Lakota Way, prolific author Joseph Marshall presents the follow-up to his highly regarded book The Lakota Way. Using beautiful storytelling to relay traditional tales passed down through the generations, Marshall once again takes the reader on a journey of growth and inspiration. Each chapter presents one story that exemplifies a quality or way of life that will encourage in readers a sense of inner peace amidst the busyness of modern life. From the hunting adventures of the raven and the wolf, we see the importance of tolerance; the lessons of the grasshopper impart the wisdom of patience; and the experiences of a young man named Walks Alone teach us about silence and turning within. Speaking to these and other universal qualities, such as faith and selflessness, Marshall gives readers insight into their own lives using tales from the past interspersed with stories from his own life growing up on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In him, we see a clear example of the wisdom of history enhancing the state of the current world. This magnificent work will give readers an insider's view of the Lakota people while providing universal lessons to enrich life.

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.

Standing in the Light

Standing in the Light Author Severt Young Bear
ISBN-10 0803299125
Release 1996-03-28
Pages 209
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"An inside view of the Lakota world-of the meaning of Lakota song and dance, of their history, of what it is to be Lakota in America today. . . . A lasting personal tribute to the Lakota way of living."-Whole Earth Review. "A unique, in-depth presentation on Lakota music and the profession of singer, a useful contemporary Oglala representation of the core of their culture, and a version of the involvement of the American Indian Movement on Pine Ridge Reservation, told by a man who was affiliated but not a principal leader. . . . This is a subjective statement, well and persuasively written."-Choice. Severt Young Bear stood in the light-in the center ring at powwows and other gatherings of Lakota people. As founder and, for many years, lead singer of the Porcupine Singers, a traditional singing and drumming group, he also stood, figuratively, in the light of understanding the cherished Lakota heritage. Young Bear's own life in Brotherhood Community, Porcupine District of the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation, is the linchpin of this narrative, which ranges across the landscape of Dakota culture, from the significance of names to the search for modern Lakota identity, from Lakota oral traditions to powwows and giveaways, from child-rearing practices to humor and leadership. "Music is at the center of Lakota life, " says Young Bear; he describes in rich detail the origins and varieties of Lakota song and dance. Severt Young Bear performed with the Porcupine Singers throughout North America, taught at Oglala Lakota College, and served on the Oglala Sioux tribal council. He was music and dance consultant for the films Dances with Wolves and Thunder Heart. This book is the fruit of his longfriendship and collaboration with R. D. Theisz, a fellow Porcupine Singer and professor of communications and education at Black Hills State University.

Soldiers Falling Into Camp

Soldiers Falling Into Camp Author Robert Kammen
ISBN-10 9780977903900
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 276
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This book chronicles the controversial and unvarnished truth of Gen. George A. Custers last stand, as told by the Native American Indian descendents of the warriors and scouts who were there! This new and dramatically enhanced second edition features fifty-five pertinent photos from the 1876 era as well as prints of original art drawn by Chief Red Horse. Nine maps of the battle area and terrain expand the reader's understanding of battle strategies and their shortcomings. The work is fully indexed and referenced.

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.

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.

American Indian Prophecies

American Indian Prophecies Author Kurt Kaltreider
ISBN-10 1561704970
Release 1998
Pages 217
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Conversations with Chasing Deer. A series of conversations between young John Peabody of New England gentry and Chasing Deer, an aged Cheyenne/Lakota and keeper of the true history of the Americas.

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.

Civil Resistance Today

Civil Resistance Today Author Kurt Schock
ISBN-10 9780745682709
Release 2015-07-09
Pages 232
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From Gandhi's salt march to the US civil rights movement and Occupy Wall Street, nonviolent campaigns to promote democracy, human rights and social justice have long played an important transformative role in local, national and global politics. Some have succeeded, some have failed; but nonviolent action remains a very effective means of achieving significant social and political change. In this authoritative book Kurt Schock expertly guides readers through the changing terrain of nonviolent struggle, exploring the historical roots and development of modern civil resistance and its proliferation in recent decades. Discussing movements against economic and social injustice as well as political oppression, he explains how resistance happens and unpacks the complex interactions between state and non-state actors that affect the trajectories and outcomes of nonviolent campaigns. Drawing on a wealth of empirical data and comparative research, Civil Resistance Today will be an essential "one stop shop" for anyone keen to learn more about the methods, objectives and outcomes of civil resistance in the contemporary 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

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.

The Wolf at Twilight

The Wolf at Twilight Author Kent Nerburn
ISBN-10 9781577319160
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 368
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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.

Walking in the Sacred Manner

Walking in the Sacred Manner Author Mark St. Pierre
ISBN-10 9781451688498
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 240
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Walking in the Sacred Manner is an exploration of the myths and culture of the Plains Indians, for whom the everyday and the spiritual are intertwined and women play a strong and important role in the spiritual and religious life of the community. Based on extensive first-person interviews by an established expert on Plains Indian women, Walking in the Sacred Manner is a singular and authentic record of the participation of women in the sacred traditions of Northern Plains tribes, including Lakota, Cheyenne, Crow, and Assiniboine. Through interviews with holy women and the families of women healers, Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier paint a rich and varied portrait of a society and its traditions. Stereotypical images of the Native American drop away as the voices, dreams, and experiences of these women (both healers and healed) present insight into a culture about which little is known. It is a journey into the past, an exploration of the present, and a view full of hope for the future.