Social Science

The Wisdom of the Native Americans

Including The Soul of an Indian and Other Writings of Ohiyesa and the Great Speeches of Red Jacket, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312970

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.
Philosophy

Native American Wisdom

Author: Kent Nerburn,Louise Mengelkoch

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312543

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 8122

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 — perhaps even more timely now than when they were written.
History

Daughters of Mother Earth

The Wisdom of Native American Women

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985622

Category: History

Page: 133

View: 5160

Daughters of Mother Earth is nothing less than a new way of looking at history--or more correctly, the reestablishment of a very old way. It holds that for too long, elements unnatural to Native American ways of knowing have been imposed on the study of Native America. Euro-American discourse styles, emphasizing elite male privilege and conceptual linearity, have drowned out the democratic and woman-centered Native approaches. This book seeks to redress that balance, allowing the Daughters of Mother Earth to reclaim their ancient responsibility to speak in council, to tell the truth, to guide the rising generations through spirit-spoken wisdom.
Social Science

The Sacred Wisdom of the American Indians

Author: Larry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Watkins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781780280134

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 1903

Explores the Native American appreciation of the cycles of nature and the belief in the cosmic interconnectedness of all things, discussing myths, ceremonies, crafts, and reverence for the land.
History

The Wisdom of the Great Chiefs

The Classic Speeches of Chief Red Jacket, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781880032404

Category: History

Page: 76

View: 937

Subtitled: The classic speeches of Red Jacket, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle. Published by New World Library, 58 Paul Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Health & Fitness

Sacred Plant Medicine

The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439639

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 1251

The first in-depth examination of the sacred underpinnings of the world of Native American medicinal herbalism • Reveals how shamans and healers “talk” with plants to discover their medicinal properties • Includes the prayers and medicine songs associated with each of the plants examined • By the author of The Secret Teachings of Plants As humans evolved on Earth they used plants for everything imaginable--food, weapons, baskets, clothes, shelter, and medicine. Indigenous peoples the world over have been able to gather knowledge of plant uses by communicating directly with plants and honoring the sacred relationship between themselves and the plant world. In Sacred Plant Medicine Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques and states of mind these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions and the territory where plants are an expression of Spirit. For each healing plant described in the book, Buhner presents medicinal uses, preparatory guidelines, and ceremonial elements such as prayers and medicine songs associated with its use.
History

Indian Givers

How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307755391

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8588

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." THE WASHINGTON POST After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Native American Astrology

The Wisdom of the Four Winds

Author: Winfried Noé

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806942346

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 5147

Through the wisdom of American tribal cultures, meet Mother Earth and Father Heaven, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, and discover an insightful but too-little-known source of personal guidance and healing power. Find your Totem, or birth sign, named after one of twelve animal creatures whose spirits inhabit the earth. Then determine the Element that most influences your personality-Earth, Air, Fire, or Water-and how to live in harmony with its energies. Next, discover your Element-Clan, animal totems that are a part of your Elemental family, and the special powers they give you. Finally, explore the Four Winds, the seasons they influence, and the gifts they bestow. In simple, beautiful descriptions and images, you'll see how these energies affect your loves, vocation, and destiny.
History

The Gospel of the Redman

Author: Ernest Thompson Seton

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 1585092762

Category: History

Page: 132

View: 8658

Considered one of the best books on Native Americans ever written. The author and compiler reveals how Indians once lived and what they believed in relation to spiritual principles. As we move further away from the time when Native Americans were living completely free and unencumbered in what was to become the United States, before the arrival of the white man, it becomes increasingly difficult to preserve or remember the way of life that they had. Seton preserves all of the most important information in this book, gathered from the best sources at a time when it could still be accurately found. Like other Bibles, it includes creation stories and mythology as well as the trials and tribulations of the people. Chapters include The Soul of the Red Man, covering spiritual beliefs; The Ancient Way is about family life, laws and medicine men; The Wisdom of the Old Men covers the ancient teachings and myths; and Prophets of the Red Race shares stories on 13 different prophets, including Hiawatha, Tecumseh, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Wabasha, Geronimo and Wovoka. The Epilogue, originally written shortly after the Great Depression, repeatedly emphasizes the failures of the white race due to money-madness, and how important it is to bring back an awareness that is not based so heavily on materialism.
History

Exploring Native American Wisdom

Lore, Traditions, and Rituals That Connect Us All

Author: Fran Dancing Feather,Rita Robinson

Publisher: Career Press

ISBN: 9781564146250

Category: History

Page: 250

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Today's Native Americans still turn to the ancient knowledge and the wisdom of the elders. They have learned to seek vision the old way. Known for their ability to find the wisdom of the ancients and apply it to finding a more spiritual life today, Native American teachings help us comprehend the sacredness of Mother Earth, engender a deep respect for all living things, and develop the ability to find a place in the circle of life. Exploring Native American Wisdom brings the supernatural world of their ancestors back to life to show all of us how we can find peace within. We are shown how to live successfully in a rapidly changing world while reopening the ancient door to the divine power and wisdom that resides within each one of us. The reader is invited into a mystical dimension where humans are able to communicate with animals, fire, wind, water, earth, and each other. We see how Native Americans today follow the same traditional path to understanding of self and the supernatural using vision quests, dreams, ceremonies, and the exploration of natural laws. We learn about the wisdom of the Old Ones, how we can enter a mystical dimension of self-discovery with the oldest Spirit of Creation, and how to discover inner talents and gifts as we journey to the top of the Sacred Mountain to meet Eagle... and fly to a new dimension filled with energy and power. Book jacket.
Literary Criticism

The Soul of an Indian

And Other Writings from Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman)

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312581

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 3854

Ohiyesa, a Dakota Indian also known as Charles Alexander Eastman, is one of America's most fascinating and overlooked individuals. Born in Minnesota in 1858, he obtained postgraduate degrees and advised U.S. presidents before returning to traditional living in native forests. This reissue contains Ohiyesa's insights on spirit, the human experience, and white culture's impact on Native American culture.
History

The Native American Book of Wisdom

Author: White Deer of Aautumn

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458701700

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Native American Book of Wisdom The Circle of Life is an American Indian symbol for the Four Directions. The four colors represent the four stages of life, from childhood to old age; the cycle of seasons, from spring to winter; and the four races of people. Each of the Four Directions symbolizes a certain power. In this circle, East is knowledge, South is life, West is the power of change, and North is wisdom. The Native American Book of Wisdom examines the belief systems of several American Indian tribes and the power that these beliefs continue to hold for the People. ''From the Great Mystery: Wakan-Tanka'' investigates the complex spirituality of the People - from the concept of the Great Mystery, or Wakan-Tanka, to the belief that all life is sacred and interrelated. ''Medicine Man'' is the story of a tribal healer who visits an elementary school. The children are amazed by what he tells them about the traditions and the power of the People. Other titles in the series: The Native American Book of Knowledge, The Native American Book of Life, The Native American Book of Change
Social Science

Make a Beautiful Way

The Wisdom of Native American Women

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Bison Books

ISBN: 9780803260429

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Make a Beautiful Way is nothing less than a new way of looking at history—or more correctly, the reestablishment of a very old way. For too long, Euro-American discourse styles, emphasizing elite male privilege and conceptual linearity, have drowned out democratic and woman-centered Native approaches. Even when myopic western linearity is understood to be at work, analysis of Native American history, society, and culture has still been consistently placed in male custody. The recovery of women’s traditions is the overarching theme in this collection of essays that helps reframe Native issues as properly gendered. Paula Gunn Allen looks at Indian lifeways through the many stitches of Indian clothes and the many steps of their powwow fancy dances. Lee Maracle calls for reconstitution of traditional social structures, based on Native American ways of knowing. Kay Givens McGowan identifies the exact sites where female power was weakened through the imposition of European culture, so that we might more effectively strengthen precisely those sites. Finally, Barbara Alice Mann examines how communication between Natives who have federal recognition and those who do not, as well as between Natives east and west of the Mississippi, became dysfunctional, and outlines how to reestablish good relations for the benefit of all.
Social Science

The Wolf at Twilight

An Indian Elder's Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319168

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Small Graces

The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313397

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 8351

In twenty elegant pieces, writer, sculptor, and theologian Kent Nerburn celebrates the daily rituals that reveal our deeper truths. A companion piece to Kent Nerburn?s book Simple Truths, Small Graces is a journey into the sacred moments that illuminate our everyday lives. Through the exploration of simple acts, he reminds us to chart a course each day that nourishes the soul, honors the body, and engages the mind. Small Graces asks us to observe life?s quiet rhythms, the subtle shifts in perception and changes in light, the warm comfort of family voices; to feel the blessing of birdsong, the solitude of a falling leaf, the echo of footfall in snow-covered woods. By inviting us to recognize the hidden power of the ordinary, Small Graces reveals the mystical alchemy of the mundane made profound by the artistry of a well-lived life.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Simple Truths

Clear and Simple Guidance on the Big Issues in Life

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312703

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

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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.
Self-Help

Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben

10 Minuten am Tag für weniger Stress und mehr Gelassenheit

Author: Patrizia Collard

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641190290

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

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Wie schön wäre es, einfach ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. Das endlose Gedankenkarussell für einen Moment anzuhalten und der Hektik des Alltags zu entkommen. Dafür müssen Sie nicht stundenlang auf dem Meditationskissen sitzen: Die einfachen Achtsamkeitsübungen in diesem Buch führen Sie in Minutenschnelle zu innerer Klarheit, Gelassenheit und Ruhe. Probieren Sie es aus – gönnen Sie sich kleine Auszeiten, die den Tag entschleunigen und den Kopf freimachen. Für alle, die noch mehr Achtsamkeits-Anregungen suchen: »Sei achtsam mit dir« – das neue Buch von Patrizia Collard.
Social Science

Wisdom of the Elders

Native and Scientific Ways of Knowing about Nature

Author: David Suzuki,Peter Knudtson

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926706145

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1091

First Published in 1992, this classic David Suzuki title is now available with a new introduction. A meticulous gathering of both scientific insight and Native knowledge, Wisdom of the Elders offers a way to reconcile our place in nature, by listening to our elders. From the foundations of time, the big bang, and the creation of the cosmos, to the fate of the earth as predicted by leading scientists and the sacred stories and traditions of Native peoples, this acclaimed collection of the world’s wisdom shows that the future of the planet lies in listening to both these worldviews. Co-published with the David Suzuki Foundation.