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By Kent Nerburn

ISBN-10: 1577312333

ISBN-13: 9781577312338

In this 1996 Minnesota publication Award winner, Kent Nerburn attracts the reader deep into the area of an Indian elder identified in basic terms as Dan. It’s an international of Indian cities, white roadside cafes, and deserted roads that swirl with the thoughts of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet shiny characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota lady residing in a log cabin. Threading during the publication is the tale of 2 males suffering to discover a typical voice. Neither Wolf nor puppy takes readers to the guts of the local American event. because the tale unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently at the distinction among land and estate, the ability of silence, and the promoting of sacred ceremonies. This variation includes a new advent by means of the writer. “This is a sobering, humbling, detoxification, loving publication, person who each American may still read.” — Yoga Journal

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During this 1996 Minnesota publication Award winner, Kent Nerburn attracts the reader deep into the realm of an Indian elder identified in simple terms as Dan. It’s a global of Indian cities, white roadside cafes, and deserted roads that swirl with the thoughts of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet bright characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota girl dwelling in a log cabin.

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That’s what she said. I remember those words. ’ “Those were real people’s voices written down. But they weren’t good enough for her. They didn’t sound like how she wanted Indians to sound. She didn’t give a damn how Indians really sound. She just wanted to have us sound the way she thought we should sound. “I told her maybe there were some Indians in Greenwich Village who sounded better. She didn’t know if I was serious or not, so I kept on telling her how maybe New York Indians sounded better because they had been part of that Iroquois Confederation and had been a lot more used to giving speeches.

They wanted to own it. “And here is something that I think is important — your religion didn’t come from the land. It could be carried around with you. You couldn’t understand what it meant to us to have our religion in the land. Your religion was in a cup and a piece of bread, and that could be carried in a box. Your priests could make it sacred anywhere. You couldn’t understand that what was sacred for us was where we were, because that is where the sacred things had happened and where the spirits talked to us.

It had all been turned into property. If people didn’t have property they didn’t have very much control over their lives, because everyone believed that whoever had a piece of paper saying they owned the land could control everything that happened on it. The people that came across the ocean believed this, too. They came here to get their own property. talking for the grandfathers 49 “We didn’t know this. We didn’t even know what it meant. We just belonged to the land. They wanted to own it. “And here is something that I think is important — your religion didn’t come from the land.

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