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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library (20 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577310799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577310792
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Distilling the best of Native American wisdom, these short quotes are accompanied by the writings of Ohiyesa, one of the great interpreters of Native American thought, as well as the three great speeches of Chiefs Joseph, Seattle and Red jacket.


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This is a simple but stunning book.

The American Indians truly understood the living, natural world. Indeed, it is evident from their words which are put before is in this book that they may well have been the only human culture which truly lived in harmony with the natural world (even though their tribes and nations were extrememly varied, they all held the same fundamental beliefs about the world and their place in it).

I encourage everyone, whether they have interest in American Indians or not, or whether they are spiritual or not, to read this book. It contains many home truths for us all.

Nicely put together too. Great book.
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This book is a great intro to the wisdom of Native Americans, as well as it offers such a nice collection of glimpses into completely different ways of life that can be created by human kind. Particularly touching also are the testimonials from Indian leaders showing how they practiced a culture and attitude of respect and constructive engagement with whites, only to be met often enough with a response of demented brutality and destruction of their people. Reading this book made me imagine what an exhilirating experience it must have been to live in societies where dignity and respect and bravery and a deeply holistic way of life with nature was the underlying matrix of society. What precious things have been lost with the genocide of indigenous peoples. It also made me think how nice it would be if Hollywood, TV, and pop culture instead of putting out their usual trash, went by rooting their production in the teachings such as those chronicled in this book. Readers may also be interested in "Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong " by J.Lowen. Lowen tells in one of the chapters regarding Native Americans that at a certain point in time, colonial Europeans in North America had serious trouble in keeping many white people from running away from the Euro communities to join Native American societies. This book offers a glimpse as to why that would have been quite nice. Vera
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What I like of this book - and this is the reason why I bought it - is that so many famous Native American speeches are gathered here in their complete form.
I've read bit and pieces of these speeches in may books, but very seldom did I have the possibility to read the entire speech. This is especially true for Chief Joseph: I have read long pieces of his account many times, but I've never had the possibility to read the account in its entirety before.

What I'm less pleased about is the commentary. I would have liked less speculation, and more actual information. For example, I discovered from other sources - here it's never mentioned - that the authenticity of some of these speeches is dubious, particularly Chief Seattle's.
The historical context where these speeches were given is very vague and it's never specified that mostly the transcription was done many years after the speech was delivered, usually not by Native Americans.
I don't think acknowledging the doubts surrounding some of these speeches would make the book less interesting. These are very famous texts and having the possibility to read them in their completeness is important. But I think putting them in context would have been a better service to the matter.
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The Wisdom of the Native Americans (Religion and Spirituality)
This book is truely amazing. Simple yet wise views on all that is around us and guidance as how to live life to the fullest. Forget thousands of dollars on gurus and life coaches, invest in this one book, have an open mind and reflect on all that is within it's pages. Amongst the last of earths original peoples their wisdom is far deeper inbedded in "Mother Earth" and the way we should be living and looking after the planet. Forget civilisation and how the politicians tell you to live this is for their own benefit and will cost us all the earth. Civilisations come and go normally through their own self destruction. The native american is still here and his guidance is untainted by greed. A must for everyone who cares about who and what we are.
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Absolutely amazing this insight into the lives and hearts and minds of the American Indians. They were light years ahead of us in what we call our civilized society, all we did was degrade a very wonderful race of people. I am only half way through the book and I have to digest it in little bites, to appreciate the depth of insight, care and service that they gave to each other. Words we use to convey what we would like to do, they actually tought to there children and DO IT.
Read this book it will give you plenty of thought for change and challenge to your own life. And help you to see the possibilitys for your future.
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Puts life in "real" prospective. I laughed and I cried reading this book. The world would be a better place if the Wisdom of Native Americans was the wisdom of people of the world.
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The book Wisdom of the Native Americans by Kent Nerburn happens to be one my favourite books in my collection. The book itself is hard cover, produced on what I would describe as thick, luxurious paper, what to me suggests quality, superseded only by the quality quotes contained within the book.

I've found the book to be personally comforting, a go to book when I feel a little under the weather. Native Americans in general, I have found, seem to be able to produce some of the most profound statements in as few words as possible and much of these can be found in the book. This could be down to many of the tribes' emphasis put on listening intently to one's questions but also giving themselves the time to compose an answer. (something most in our culture hate today due to mass attention deficit disorder and general impatience)

Alongside the quotes from various Native Americans, including famous quotes from the likes of legendary figures like Ohiyesa, Sitting Bull, and Tecumseh, We also are introduced (or at least, as a non-American, I was introduced) to Chief Joseph's 1879 speech at Washington D.C in the Lincoln hall before congress, various diplomats and dignitaries to plead for the fair treatment of his people. Learning more about Chief Joseph in this book really made me respect him more than I already did. We are also introduced to the great speeches of Chief Red Jacket and Chief Seattle, which are equally compelling.

I think there really is no greater time for the world to embrace the old ways, the old teachings of many of our native tribes throughout the world.
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