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Earth Keeper

By: N. Scott Momaday
Narrated by: N. Scott Momaday
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"Dazzling.... In glittering prose, Momaday recalls stories passed down through generations, illuminating the Earth as a sacrosanct place of wonder and abundance. At once a celebration and a warning, Earth Keeper is an impassioned defense of all that our endangered planet stands to lose." (Esquire)

A magnificent testament to the Earth, from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday.

One of the most distinguished voices in American letters, N. Scott Momaday has devoted much of his life to celebrating and preserving Native American culture, especially its oral tradition. A member of the Kiowa tribe, Momaday was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, and grew up on Navajo, Apache, and Peublo reservations throughout the Southwest. It is a part of the Earth he knows well and loves deeply.

In Earth Keeper, he reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. “When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors," he writes, "I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the Earth.”  

In this wise and wonderous work, Momaday shares stories and memories throughout his life, stories that have been passed down through generations, stories that reveal a profound spiritual connection to the American landscape and reverence for the natural world. He offers an homage and a warning. He shows us that the Earth is a sacred place of wonder and beauty, a source of strength and healing that must be honored and protected before it’s too late. As he so eloquently and simply reminds us, we must all be keepers of the Earth.

©2020 N. Scott Momaday (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wished it was longer

Probably should have the details into this before buying due to its length but beautiful words.

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Listen. Momaday is a Giant on the Land and a Giant in the Earth

The writing of N Scott Momaday is important. It has the power to inspire and to change your Life for the better and glow around you so that you Walk in Beauty and Beauty goes before you and follows you and floats above you and rests beneath you and your relationships grow and deepen and multiply in Beauty. 🤩

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Great Wisdom and Poetry

This is the song of a man who loves America, the land and its people. This is a man trying to wake that love in all of us.
This is beautiful and makes me want to be better.

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this poetry affirms

N Scott Momaday, Tsoai-Talee, is a relative of my soul.
Poetry so deep and true and real, a gift from the earth and the Kiowa, present and past to the ancients and beginnings. Thank you, N Scott Momaday, Aho!🪶🕊️🌼💛

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Transformative

Momaday's words carry reverence for the earth and times gone by. I was there.

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Can't get enough

loved it... I've read the book and thought it a fabulous work. But, hearing the narration brought tears.

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A man such as this

N. Scott Momaday’s reading of his book brought my heart back, so far back as to remind me of my thousands years upon this earth.

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Profound and so important

Momaday speaks and we all should listen. He touches the soul with messages from the earth that only he can translate so well to words that we find beautiful and inspiring to read (or hear). I wish that everyone on the planet would read, and really know, the beautiful messages of this book.

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Incredible narration by an extraordinary author

This book is a true gem and to have it read by the Pulitzer Prize winning author is priceless.