The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 29, 2002 - History - 256 pages
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Joseph M. Marshall’s thoughtful, illuminating account of how the spiritual beliefs of the Lakota people can help us all lead more meaningful, ethical lives.

Rich with storytelling, history, and folklore, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and reveals the path to a fulfilling and meaningful life. Joseph Marshall is a member of the Sicunga Lakota Sioux and has dedicated his entire life to the wisdom he learned from his elders. Here he focuses on the twelve core qualities that are crucial to the Lakota way of life--bravery, fortitude, generosity, wisdom, respect, honor, perseverance, love, humility, sacrifice, truth, and compassion. Whether teaching a lesson on respect imparted by the mythical Deer Woman or the humility embodied by the legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse, The Lakota Way offers a fresh outlook on spirituality and ethical living.
  

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it is one of the most profound Books that has found me yet , its mix of myth legends and or lore, sociological, psychological and define ment of human core temperament. has been a inspiration for my own work.
its some what liken to Hannah Hurnard's Hinds' Feet on High Places , Spirit-Controlled Temperament [Tim LaHaye] , The Pilgrim's Progress.
to the writer thank you for the blessing.
 

Contents

The Story of No Moccasins
The Quiet Path
The Story of the Giants
The Meaning of Eight Míles
The Story of the Deer Woman
Remembering Respect
The Story of the Snake
The Color of Honor
The Story of the Eagle
Take Their Hand
The Story of Defender
Being Brave
The Story of the Old Womans Dog
Walking on Grandmothers Road
The Story of Brings the Deer
From the Earth and from the Heart

The Story of the Cottonwoods
The Story of the Flutemaker
Man and Woman Bow and Arrow
The story of the Thunders
The Gift ofSelf
The story of the Tricksters Song
Seeing the Way Things Are
The Story of the Man Who Spoke Softly
The Story of the Woman Who Gossiped
A Lesson from the Gully
Lifes Gift
The People
Walking the Circle
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About the author (2002)

Joseph M. Marshall III, historian, educator, and storyteller, is the author of many books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for the Living, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award in 2002. He was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and his first language is Lakota. Marshall is a recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, and he has been a technical advistor and actor in television movies, including Return to Lonesome Dove. He makes his home on the Northern Plains.

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