I got this book after reading extract of it on a website, thought it was really interesting as I had a interest in the native american experience there on. I surely was not disappointed, the author writes in a personal account style to carry the reader through his experience with a native american elder named Dan. The writing style is very informal and detailed enough to give you a feel that you was also going along with Kent Nerburn on the trip. Whole conversations recorded, minimal narration, just pure experience of his time with the native americans. Dan the elder native is a deep fellow of real true wisdom and understanding of the world, shares his thoughts and experiences as a native american in white america and the perspective he and many native americans seem to share. Included are Kent Nerburn (white), personal private thoughts at times, and his words, which as a white person myself, could highly relate and along the journey saw the beautiful alternative view of life the native american brothers have. Highly recommended, really good read. A must buy for everyone who wishes to hear about a alternative way of thinking/living.