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.

The Wisdom of the Native Americans

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577310799

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 4975

Collects quotations exploring Native American philosophies regarding civilization, belief systems, learning, leadership, ecology, and death

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: 2419

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: 5289

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.

The Song of Life

Native American Wisdom

Author: Helen Exley

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 157324726X

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 3220

The profound Native American wisdom collected in this beautifully illustrated book is a gift to us all, for it opens our eyes to the Native American sensitivity to nature and humanity. These collected sayings remind us of our connection to the earth and to each other and bring us back to a place of peace. The combination of haunting vintage photos and words of insight and inspiration make this an ideal gift for all occasions. Included are over 100 quotes from a variety of native traditions covering topics ranging from the sacred, serenity, peaceful living, the earth, and kinship with all life. "It is good to be reminded that each of us has a different dream." --Crow "In the darkest moments of your own life, never lose sight of the fact that the sun is going to shine through to a great day, a great life. Whatever your potential is, you can reach it." --Bear Heart "The trail is beautiful. Be still." --Author unknown, Dakota

Make a Beautiful Way

The Wisdom of Native American Women

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260423

Category: History

Page: 133

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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. Barbara Alice Mann is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Toledo and the author of George Washington's War on Native America. Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist and the author of Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Native American Astrology

The Wisdom of the Four Winds

Author: Winfried Noe,Elisabeth E. Reinersmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402721878

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 2811

Through the wisdom of American tribal cultures, meet Mother Earth and Father Heaven, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, and discover an insightful but 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.
Family & Relationships

Keepers of the Children

Native American Wisdom and Parenting

Author: Laura M. Ramirez

Publisher: Walk in Peace

ISBN: 9780974866109

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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"Keepers of the Children" (subtitle: Native American Wisdom and Parenting) uses little known Native American secrets to teach parents how to raise children who know their nature and use their strengths to create lives of meaning and contribution. By raising children to unfold the uniqueness in their hearts, parents touch the depths of their own. By teaching children the secrets of genuine fulfillment, they grow up to lead purposeful lives and cherish their parents for this gift. ("Keepers of the Children" is the first in a trilogy of parenting books.)

Native American Wisdom

Author: Kent Nerburn,Louise Mengelkoch

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312543

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 2013

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.

Indian Givers

How Native Americans Transformed the World

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307717151

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 6360

Charts the wide-ranging and lasting impact of Native American culture on American and European society
Indian mythology

The Soul of the Indian

Author: Charles Alexander Eastman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indian mythology

Page: 168

View: 7284

An effort by a Native American to explain the content and attraction of Indian spirituality, concluding that Christianity and civilization are ultimately incompatible concepts.

Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Ella Elizabeth Clark,Robert Bruce Inverarity

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239265

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 1716

50th anniversary edition of a perennial best seller. Tales from the oral tradition of the Indians in the Pacific Northwest.
American Indian authors

Touch the Earth

A Self-portrait of Indian Existence

Author: Teresa Carolyn McLuhan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780349122915

Category: American Indian authors

Page: 185

View: 8265

"We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and the winding strams with tangled growth, as 'wild. Only to the white man was nature a 'wilderness' and only to him was the land 'infested' with 'wild' animals and 'savage' people. To us it was tame. Earth was boutiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it 'wild' for us, it was that for us the 'Wild West' began." TOUCH THE EARTH is a selection of statements and writings by North American Indians, chosen to illuminate the course of Indian history and the abiding values of Indian life. Together they recount the pain of the Indian as he watched the white man kill the wild herbs and overrun the sacred lands of his ancestors. Mystified at first by the white man's ways, the Indian tone guves way first to anger, then desperation and, finally hopelessness. More than 50 pages of photographs, taken by the American photographer Edward S. Curtis in the early years of this century, complement the text.
Social Science


Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders

Author: Steve Wall,Harvey Arden

Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words

ISBN: 9781582701585

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 1618

Wisdomkeepers takes an extraordinary spirit-journey into the lives, minds, and natural-world philosophy of Native American spiritual Elders. With magnificent photographs and powerful words, the Wisdomkeepers share their innermost thoughts and feelings, their dreams and visions, their jokes and laughter, their healing remedies and apocalyptic prophecies and -- above all -- their humanity, which shines through every page of Wisdomkeepers. This is their book. They are the Elders, the Old Ones, the fragile repositories of sacred ways and natural wisdom going back millennia -- yet never more relevant than today.

Native American Wisdom

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9781561383078

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 7867

The words and evocative black/white photographs in this book provide a dramatic visual and spiritual portrayal of Native American culture. Quotations by Native American leaders inspire us with their wisdom.

The American Soul

Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

Author: Jacob Needleman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585422265

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 9850

Examines how the spiritual beliefs and vision of America's founders shaped the country's history and culture and assesses the influence of the spiritual traditions of African slaves, Native Americans, and early mystical communities on colonial America.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Children of the Tipi

Life in the Buffalo Days

Author: Michael Oren Fitzgerald

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1937786099

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6601

A sumptuously photographed introduction to the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians collects simple but eloquent quotations by Native American chiefs and elders that describe what life was like for children growing up on the American Plains and includes sections on camp life and the roles of parents and grandparents.
Social Science

Neither Wolf nor Dog

On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318866

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4906

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.
Health & Fitness

Sacred plant medicine

explorations in the practice of indigenous herbalism

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

View: 3710

The historical use of plants by indigenous peoples is explored, and how this connects to universal experiences of the sacred in everyday life.