Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

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by Kent Nerburn, Ken Nerburn
     
 

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In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Kent Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It’s a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old

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In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Kent Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It’s a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies. This edition features a new introduction by the author. “This is a sobering, humbling, cleansing, loving book, one that every American should read.” — Yoga Journal

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Non-Indian theologian and editor Nerburn attempts to "bridge the gap between the world into which I had been born and the world of a people I had grown to know and love" by narrating the fascinating toils and truths of Dan, a 78-year-old Lakota man.
Booknews
Nerburn recounts his travels with a Lakota elder whose identity he has pledged not to reveal, and the stories the old man told him. He provides a new forward to the 2001 edition. There is neither index nor bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577312338
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
335
Sales rank:
101,556
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.99(d)

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