This book was written by Joseph
Marshall 111, a man of Lakota blood, raised by his traditional family with true Lakota values and lore. The nine chapters contain traditional Lakota history and lore, coupled with a conversion to lessons appropriate to your and my modern life. I was drawn in from the first chapter with silence: how there is much strength in silence and how it can, and often does say more than words.. Think of Rosa Parks and her silent strength sitting on that bus. Chapter two shares the story of the Raven and the Wolf and further related to both tolerance of living and working together along with acceptance and the important difference between the two. Chapter three is a story of Itkomi the one who didn't belong and it is translated into a lesson on faith. I like the statement that “faith is just as important as feathers if you want to fly”. Chapter 4 is a story of
the people of the great ones (buffalo) and how they were created by the woman who stayed behind. And has a lesson of selflessness and how ones gives of themselves for the betterment, if not survival of others. These stories are followed by lessons from the grasshopper on patience, and others on knowledge, peace and wisdom. I recommend this easy reading book with it's lessons that I, for one may not have in the front of me at all times, as not only an pleasurable read, but something to ponder about what reminds us to be better and more
I was given this book by Hay House
and the opinions are mine alone.
Jeanie Beresford NTP