πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : Canongate Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781786890184
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : With an introduction by Robert Plant Against an unflinching backdrop of 90s reservation life in the western Dakotas, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of two men, one white and one Native American Indian, connected by their own understandings of life yet struggling to find a common voice. As they journey together through small Native American Indian towns and down forgotten roads where the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices, these two men will travel beyond myth and stereotype, revealing an America few people ever get to see.


πŸ“’ Author : David Rich Lewis
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780195062977
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : During the nineteenth century, Americans looked to the eventual civilization and assimilation of Native Americans through a process of removal, reservation, and directed culture change. Underlying American Indian policy was a belief in a developmental stage theory of human societies in which agriculture marked the passage between barbarism and civilization. Solving the "Indian Problem" appeared as simple as teaching Indians to settle down and farm and then disappear into mainstream American society. Such policies for directed subsistence change and incorporation had far-reaching social and environmental consequences for native peoples and native lands. This study explores the experiences of three groups - Northern Utes, Hupas, and Tohono O'odhams - with settled reservation and allotted agriculture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each group inhabited a different environment, and their cultural traditions reflected distinct subsistence adaptations to life in the western United States. Each experienced the full weight of federal agrarian policy yet responded differently, in culturally consistent ways, to subsistence change and the resulting social and environmental consequences. Attempts to establish successful agricultural economies ultimately failed as each group reproduced its own cultural values in a diminished and rapidly changing environment. In the end, such policies and agrarian experiences left Indian farmers economically dependent and on the periphery of American society.


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πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
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πŸ“’ ISBN : 1608686388
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781577319160
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-03-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1577312546
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : Joseph, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Black Elk, Ohiyesa, and many others share their insights on Native American ways of living, learning, and dying. There is something archetypal about the philosophy of the original Americans, especially to the sensibilities of modern European Americans. We recognize it as coming from the earth we walk on, from those who preceded us. As we read the wisdom of these peoples, it is possible to feel a reconnection with our land and ourselves. Taken from orations, recorded observations of life and social affairs, and other first-person testimonies, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes that are meaningful and timeless β€” perhaps even more timely now than when they were written.


πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-11-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 184
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781608683901
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : β€œDo not begrudge the white man his presence on this land. Though he doesn’t know it yet, he has come here to learn from us.” β€” A Shoshone elder The genius of the Native Americans has always been their profound spirituality and their deep understanding of the land and its ways. For three decades, author Kent Nerburn has lived and worked among the Native American people. Voices in the Stones is a unique collection of his encounters, experiences, and reflections during that time. He takes us inside a traditional Native feast to show us how the children are taught to respect the elders. He brings us to an isolated prairie rock outcropping where a young Native man and his father show us how the power of ceremony connects the present with the ancient voices of the past. At a dusty roadside cafΓ© he introduces us to an elder who remembers the time when his ancestors could talk to animals. In these and other deeply touching stories, Nerburn reveals the spiritual awareness that animates all of Native American life, and shows us how we have much to learn from one another if only we have the heart to listen.


πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 112
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1577312708
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : Seldom does a book come along that speaks to the core issues of life with such clarity and wisdom. This profound book is deeply informed by the spiritual traditions of the West, the Far East, and the Native Americans, with whom the author has worked. It is a small treasure of wisdom about life’s deepest issues. From the Book: Life is but a dream we renew each day. It is up to us to infuse this dream with light, and to cultivate, as best we are able, the ways and habits of love.


πŸ“’ Author : John W. Heaton
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 340
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015062583524
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : A case study of the Shoshone-Bannock Americans of Fort Hall, Idaho, challenges the view that Native Americans were ill-suited to market-based pursuits and enhances the reader's understanding of cultural persistence within the broader sweep of historical change.


πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 157731297X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : 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 β€” 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Kent Nerburn
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 144
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1577313275
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Self-Help

SYNOPSIS : How can individuals live a life of forgiveness in a world so full of injustice and indifference? This haunting question spurred author Kent Nerburn to write Calm Surrender. As he recounts the experiences of people who have suffered much and asked for little, he takes readers on a moving journey, urging them to remember that "forgiveness cannot be a disengaged, pastel emotion."