The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living
Penguin, Oct 29, 2002 - 256 pages
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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A Real Bible of LifeUser Review - Saren - Borders
This book has changed my life, and It can change others. As a White American, I grew up with Native Americans at a reservation near my home in Pennsylvania. I have understood their stories and their ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cbobbitt - LibraryThing
The wide variety of stories in this collection is its greatest strength. Marshall's tone is also appealing. Read full review