Animals of the soul: sacred animals of the Oglala Sioux
Dr. Brown is a renowned scholar and author of the bestselling The Sacred Pipe, in which he recounted the secret rites of the Oglala Sioux as told to him by Black Elk. In this work he describes the animal world of the Lakota people--a work fundamental to a legitimate spiritual ecology.
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Bison and Game in the World of the Oglala
The Role of Animals in Oglala Life
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