The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

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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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Very good read told from the native perspective. It gives the reader a view into the culture of the Lakota (Sioux) peoples. Told by the author in the same oral tradition that has survived for ... Read full review

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Very good read told from the native perspective. It gives the reader a view into the culture of the Lakota (Sioux) peoples. Told by the author in the same oral tradition that has survived for ... Read full review

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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Joseph Marshall III was born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) tribe. Because he was raised in a traditional Lakota household by his maternal grandparents, his first language is Lakota. In that environment he also learned the ancient tradition of oral storytelling. Marshall is an author with nine nonfiction works, three novels, a collection of short stories and essays, and several screenplays to his credit. He is also a speaker and lecturer, having appeared throughout the United States and in countries such as France, Sweden, and Siberia. Marshall has also appeared in television documentaries, served as technical advisor for movies, and served as the narrator for the six-part mini-series Into the West, as well as playing the on-screen role of "Loved by the Buffalo," a Lakota medicine man. Website: http: //www.josephmarshall.com

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