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

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

by Kent Nerburn
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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 by Kent Nerburn

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781577312970
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 331,056
File size: 177 KB

About the Author

Kent Nerburn is an author, sculptor, and educator who has been deeply involved in Native American issues and education. He developed and directed an award-winning oral history project on the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota. In addition to being a program evaluator for the Minnesota Humanities Commission and serving on their selection board, he has served as a consultant in curriculum development for the American Indian Institute in Norman, Oklahoma, and has been a presenter before various groups, including the National Indian Education Association and the President’s blue-ribbon panel on Indian Education. Nerburn has edited three highly acclaimed books on Native American subjects: Native American Wisdom, The Wisdom of the Native Americans, and The Soul of an Indian. Nerburn is also the author of Letters to My Son; Neither Wolf Nor Dog, winner of the Minnesota Book Award for 1995; The Wolf at Twilight; Simple Truths: Clear and Gentle Guidance on the Big Issues of Life; Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life; and Ordinary Sacred: The Simple Beauty of Everyday Life. Kent Nerburn holds a PhD in both Theology and Art and lives with his family in northern Minnesota.

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Wisdom of the Native Americans: Including the Soul of an Indian and Other Writings of Ohiyesa and the Great Speeches of Red Jacket, Chief Jose 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Highly recommend! This book has encouraged me to consider how my choices today will affect my descendants. I've dedicated myself to more earth friendly practices: eating less meat, recycling, purchasing items that I know I can recycle (as opposed to ones I can't), etc. This is a fascinating book and I wish more people would listen to The Wisdom of Native Americans. The world would be in a much better state.
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CR-48 More than 1 year ago
I have only skimmed through the book a few times, but am delighted with what I have read and learned so far. The wisdom of the great elder chiefs can be learned and passed on to others. Amazing! We still have a lot to learn about our true native Americans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago