With elegant and captivating writing, this master storyteller illuminates timeless lessons on: Transformation--how we can preserve what is fundamental even as our external circumstances changeSimplicity--the story of grandmother Grass Braid ...
Author: Joseph M. Marshall
In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow's resilience and flexibility, the arrow's grace and power, the archer's focus and patience--in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose, and simplicity. In, em>The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With elegant and captivating writing, this master storyteller illuminates timeless lessons on: Transformation--how we can preserve what is fundamental even as our external circumstances changeSimplicity--the story of grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that "the more you know, the less you need to carry"Strength and Resiliency--what the history and lore of the Lakota can teach us about growing through adversityPurpose--how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in story of the Keeper of the Winter Count Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.
Author: Joseph M. Marshall IIIPublish On: 2012-02-01
With eloquent prose and an elder’s perspective, Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on: Transformation—what the journey of the Lakota people teaches us ...
Author: Joseph M. Marshall III
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow’s resilience and flexibility, the arrow’s grace and power, the archer’s focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose,and simplicity. In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With eloquent prose and an elder’s perspective, Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on: Transformation—what the journey of the Lakota people teaches us about preserving what is essential as our external circumstances change Simplicity—the story of Grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that “the more you know, the less you need to carry” Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in the story of the Keeper of the Winter Count Strength—the moving story of Henry One Bull, and how adversity teaches us to develop the true core of our strength Resiliency—the lessons of Grandma Red Leaf on facing the challenges of life with the best we have to offer Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.
... of Japanese-Americans stripped of their possessions, homes, and businesses,
and then imprisoned in concentration camps in the western U.S.37 They could
have read from Joseph M. Marshall III's The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage
Author: Meg Gorzycki
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
If the coronavirus does not get us, our ignorance might. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed serious gaps in Americans' education. Did education cause the outbreak? No. Did our assumptions, false narratives about the world, and our willingness to blindly accept whatever our partisan poohbahs said contribute to our woes? Perhaps. Could education be improved so we can better understand the world, nature, public health, economics, and our own government? Absolutely. During the pandemic, thousands of teachers flocked to the silicon sanctuary as shelter-in-place mandates forced schools and universities into the digital classroom. Instructors urgently wanted to know which boxes to click in their learning management systems. The "how to" literature proliferated, and much of it walked a fine line between reasonable adjustments and outright abdication of high standards of academic achievement and intellectual development. A case is made here that education was in trouble long before COVID-19 appeared, and that if we do not make substantial reforms in our schools and colleges--whether online or not--we will be at the mercy of our own ignorance, as the problems of the twenty-first century crash into our lives.
Author: Prentice-Hall, Inc. StaffPublish On: 2003-05
One expects that kind of strength of spirit from elderly people : It is an affirmation
of the lives we should strive to live . Dignity and courage from a young person
facing imminent death , however , is an inspiration . There are at least two
Author: Joseph M. Marshall IIIPublish On: 2002-10-29
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.
Author: Joseph M. Marshall III
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.
Being honorable and generous was of utmost importance to the Lakota way of
life . People ... Pow wows have come a long way since then . Pow wows have ...
danger , a warrior sang to gather his strength and courage for battle . A song that
Category: Dakota Indians
Photographic portraits of and interviews with sixty tribal members whose lives celebrate the significance of their Sioux heritage capture the rich culture of the Sioux nation, accompanied by panoramic studies of sacred sites and photographs of rituals and traditional celebrations. 25,000 first printing.
... give direction , but would mainly endeavor to add to a child's strength by "
urging it to express itself " ( Standing Bear 1978 , 109 ) . ... In terms of promoting
individualism , I would have to concur with Standing Bear that traditional methods
foster strong individuals while ... This Lakota way of being brave and
representing the people is reflected in what was considered appropriate
speaking manners .
Sun Elk, from Taos Pueblo, tells of his experiences at Carlisle in 1890: They told
us that Indian ways were bad. They said we ... In its original form, this statement is
about the strength and courage of Indian women. In its original ... 20); and the
whites did not “give" the sacred Black Hills to the Lakota people (p. 12). Besides ...
Author: Sanford Berman
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This highly acclaimed biennial ("the best of alternative library journalism"--Library Journal) provides a reminder of the roots of librarianship and a prod to a profession that has sometimes forgotten those principles. People/Work, Women, Censorship/Human Rights/Peace, Kids, Alternatives, Service/Advocacy/Empowerment, Multiculturalism/Third World, and Cyberspace/Virtual Libraries are the topics covered, with writings from Earl Lee, Simone Murray, Scott Walter, Pat Mora and others.
The wren can do a great deal if he remembers he is Falling Star and if he is
prepared in the same way that a Heyoka clown must come ... but capable of
sacrificing his whole being , hands or social identity , to give the people the joy
and courage they empathically receive . ... wholeness in this story and is brought
home to protect the listeners who may then bring home strength in “ further
Author: Julian Rice
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Social Science
"Lakota Storytelling" interprets transcriptions and translations of Lakota (Sioux) autobiography, oral narrative, and oratory in the context of published ethnography and from the perspective of literary criticism. Separate chapters examine various expressions of Black Elk, especially the unedited interviews exclusive of "Black Elk Speaks." Also discussed are representative stories from Ella Deloria's "Dakota Texts" and the oratory of Frank Fools Crow. The transcribed texts are closely read to reveal symbolic patterns which evoke Lakota history, customs, and ceremonies. Two themes predominate: kinship relations among the people and to the spirits, and cultural survival as an historical phenomenon in the face of governmental repression.
Did I have strength , and courage to go through this ceremony ? After thanking
Keith , I went and sat by myself in the Arbor on my blanket . I felt so alone . I guess
that ' s the way life is , when a person faces a challenge . He might have support ...
Author: Manny Twofeathers
Category: Indians of North America
This is the true story of Manny Twofeathers's spiritual journey. Of Mixblood ancestry, he was reared a Catholic. In late adulthood, he found the ritual.
When her husband's life is all but assured , she finally gives way to rage against
those who have harmed him . ... The woman's strength and that of the Lakota
kinship system depends on absolute love and mutual sacrifice : “ Ho , he winyan
kin ... The second story , “ Stake Carriers , ” praises the woman more for her bravery than for the balance between bravery and love idealized in “ Sioux
Author: Ella Cara Deloria
Category: Social Science
"The five narratives in this book, the third in Julian Rice's examination of the work of Ella Deloria, demonstrate Deloria's artistry in portraying the central values of Lakota (Sioux) culture. The introductory stories illustrate courage in three extraordinary women and Deloria's ability to subordinate her voice to that of different narrators. Another tale, "The Prairie Dogs," explains how the warriors' and chiefs' societies, the strongest forces for social cohesion, came into being." "The longest story, "The Buffalo People," concerns the origin of tribal identity based on such ideal qualities as the strength and generosity of the buffalo and the resiliency and grace of the corn. Following the noted storyteller Makula (Breast or Left Heron), Deloria improvises upon the poetic conventions of oral performance, from simple asides to traditional set speeches of the Buffalo Woman ceremony. Blending careful observation with creative skill, these stories offer new and often surprising perspectives on Lakota culture. They will entertain and instruct any reader with an interest in Native American societies of the past and present."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bev Warne Bev Warne In 2002 , Bev Warne , Oglala Lakota , MS , RN , became
the director of the ASUN program at Arizona ... The government provided
commodity food , which our bodies were not used to in the Old Way — cans of
beef with two ... courage and spirit that enabled Indian people , like Warne , not
only to succeed but to become leaders and mentors . ... That's how I get my
spiritual strength .
In one of her lesson plans , Oglala Lakota College science professor Misty Brave
has a wonderful unit about the scientific method . ... They determine the strength
of the people . These four values provide a backbone for the Lakota Nation .
Author: Donald Trent Jacobs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book about teaching virtues is based on a fundamental American Indian view that sees the universe as intimate relationships of living things that are vitally affected by attributes called universal virtues. These virtues cross all boundaries and cannot be "taught" in isolation. They are woven into all subjects that are worth learning. Part 1 provides psychological perspectives that underpin the book's approach. Part 2 shows how various pedagogical strategies can turn subject matter into significant relationships. Since teaching virtues is ultimately about relationships, a natural way to embed awareness of virtues unfolds when there is a consistent commitment to teaching virtues daily. Chapters introduce the lesson plan format and the conceptual model, explore the meanings of vital terminology, and discuss assessment strategies. Part 3 realizes the actual interconnections between virtues and content knowledge, with chapters that address social studies, language arts, science, physical education, mathematics, and the arts. These chapters show how the process works to truly integrate content and character education. Part 4 offers an opportunity for profound reflection on the issues and challenges surrounding effective character education. (Contains 75 references.) (TD)
Book Reviews Pete Catches and his son are Spotted Eagle medicine men of the
Oglala Lakota and they have shared a vision ... to embrace the Spotted Eagle
medicine way , as well as delving into Lakota legends , ceremonies , and
reflecting on the history and culture of his people . ... Antoinette Claypoole has
created a moving and eloquent requiem , a tribute to a woman whose strength and courage ...
Its purpose is not to demonstrate bravery . ... LaVera Rose ( Lakota ) , also writing
for children , says , “ participants offer Wakantanka the greatest gift they have —
their flesh and blood . ... Eva and Lisa are able to endure only because they draw strength from each other . ... Oberman employed many different translators in
order to hear Tookoome's words in multiple ways , and he also lived with the
in a long sigh , then made his way to the corral behind the barn . The buckskin ...
He stared up at the stars , and from deep within a shadowed corridor of his mind
he heard the echo of an ancient Lakota prayer . He heard the words ... I am small
and weak , in need of Your strength and courage and wisdom . If You walk with ...
Author: Madeline Baker
Publisher: Love Spell
Three captivating stories of love in another time and another place feature the contributions of three popular authors, in a collection that includes Madeline Baker's "Heart of the Hunter," "Dream Seeker" by Anne Avery, and Kathleen Morgan's "The Last Gatekeeper." Original.
The liver was eaten raw , dipped in gall which , it was believed , would endow
them strength and courage . ... children and elders of the Yankton and the Lakota
came to the scene of the chase with horses and travois in order to haul meat way
Author: Jessica Dawn Palmer
"This work offers a history of the Dakota people and is largely based on eyewitness accounts from the Dakota themselves, including legends, traditions, and winter counts. Topics include the Dakotas' early government, the role of women within the Dakota tribes, the rituals and rites of Dakota people, and the influence of the white man in destroying Dakotan culture"--Provided by publisher.
Did I have strength and courage to go through with this ceremony ? After
thanking the Sundance leader , I went and sat by myself in the Arbor on my
blanket . I felt so alone . I guess that's the way life is when a person faces a
Author: Manny Twofeathers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Native American spiritual elder shares many of his experiences of sacred Shoshoni and Lakota rituals, including piercing and buffalo-skull dragging and the Sundance, the rigorous four-day spiritual awakening.