The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky

The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky

by Kent Nerburn
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The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky by Kent Nerburn

A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the “old ones” still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and the complex, unforgettable characters we have come to know from Neither Wolf nor Dog and The Wolf at Twilight. Part history, part mystery, part spiritual journey and teaching story, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo is filled with the profound insight into humanity and Native American culture we have come to expect from Nerburn’s journeys. As the American Indian College Fund has stated, once you have encountered Nerburn’s stirring evocations of America’s high plains and incisive insights into the human heart, “you can never look at the world, or at people, the same way again.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608680153
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 110,987
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Kent Nerburn is the author of thirteen books on spirituality and Native themes, including Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce (featured on the History Channel), Simple Truths, and The Wisdom of the Native Americans. He lives in northern Minnesota.

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JohnND More than 1 year ago
Having European ancestors and having attended public schools I learned very little about the reservation schools. Despite the fact I grew up ten miles from a reservation in North Dakota and attended public school with some Indians students, I didn't learn the truth about the atrocities that were inflected on Indians in the boarding schools or of the disenfranchisement and genocide inflicted on the Indian until I was an adult. If you haven't read Kent Nerburn's earlier books you should, they are written in the same easy to read style and you will know the characters we have already met. The story will make you laugh and make you cry and maybe teach you some things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was terrific. Grabbed and held my attention from the start. Lots of interesting information about american indian traditions too. I felt educated and entertained through the whole book. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must Have
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read in many years, as were Nerburn's earlier books in this series. I highly recommend them! In fact, they should be required reading. There were horrible things were forced on the native peoples, and it was a horrible time in our history. We must never forget it and it must never happen again. Nerburn makes you laugh and cry, often over the same incident. It's hard to say I loved these books, because of the subject, but I really do love these books because of the knowledge I gained. Thank you Kent Nerburn!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago