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. 15,000 first printing.
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To the Lakota Indians, virtues such as humility, sacrifice, and bravery are not just distant goals to aspire toward, they are daily expectations. "We believe we are measured by how well, or how little, we manifest virtue in our life's journey," writes Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota. This collection of stories illustrates how generations are taught the Lakota Way of virtuous living through oral storytelling. Marshall recounts the tale of Deer Woman--a siren that lures hunters to her teepee then steals their souls. As the story goes, a grandmother warns her grandson not to be trapped by this beautiful soul-snatcher. When the grandson finally encounters Deer Woman, he is able to resist her seduction, not because he is afraid she'll steal his soul, but because he would never disobey his grandmother. For the Lakota, respect for elders is one of the most honored virtues. After each story, Marshall offers a gracefully rendered essay on the virtue it espouses and how it's applied to daily life. We are fortunate that Marshall translated these precious stories into written English. "They are our gift to the world," he explains. "They are not guarded secrets, they are markers on the road to life--the answers soaring across the open prairies of our lives on the winds of wisdom--helping us, perhaps helping you." --Gail HudsonAbout the Author:
Joseph Marshall was born on the Rosebud Reservation in south central South Dakota. Raised by his maternal grandparents, his first language is Lakota. He is a historian, educator, and lecturer, and the author of highly regarded small press books. He has been a technical adviser and actor in television movies including Return to Lonesome Dove. A recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, he has been interviewed on local, regional, and national radio and television programs, including CBS Sunday Morning.
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Descripción Viking Adult, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0670894567
Descripción Viking Adult, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110670894567