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The teachings of the Native Americans provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life. This collection of writings from revered Native Americans offers timeless, meaningful lessons on living and learning.

Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this audiobook selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes - perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete "Soul of an Indian", as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.

©1999 Kent Nerburn (P)2017 Tantor

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“A beautiful and exciting work.” (Louise Erdrich)

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True insightful sacred wisdom to last a lifetime..

Being of Native American descent myself, I can honestly say, of all the various literature and philosophical texts I have read over the years (47 to be precise), this profound work has emotionally impacted my sense of self, country, and cultural identity the most. It is by far one of the best insightful text I have read / listened to to-date, which sheds light on real Native American philosophy as well as the Colonial and pre-modern American mindset.

I highly recommend giving this title a listen. The narration is great; it's short, engaging, and the wisdom you'll gain from listening will truly enrich your life forever...

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<br />Indians as they Really were

This is primarily a narrative of the Indian nations and how they desired peace. it shows without pointing fingers how the the US military slowly broke the promises made to them.

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  • 01-23-18

Very good

I am left with the desire to hear more. It is though a lesson to meditate on what is said, Ni matter how plain or short. Quality over quantity. A very thought provoking collection and a great privilege to have access to this distillation and compilation from such disparate sources.