The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living   -     By: Joseph M. Marshall III
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The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

Penguin Books / 2002 / Paperback

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With wisdom learned over the years, Joseph M. Marshall has collected a series of sayings, myths, and stories from the Lakota traditions, history, and his own past. Arranged by character traits the Lakota admire, including humility, perseverance, honor, truth, bravery, generosity, and wisdom, each chapter is filled with the wisdom passed down from lessons learned and retained through hardship. 240 pages, indexed, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 7.76 X 5.04 X 0.47 (inches)
ISBN: 0142196096
ISBN-13: 9780142196090
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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.

Author Bio

Joseph M. Marshall III, historian, educator, and storyteller, is the author of many books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for the Living, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award in 2002. He was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and his first language is Lakota. Marshall is a recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, and he has been a technical advistor and actor in television movies, including Return to Lonesome Dove. He makes his home on the Northern Plains.

Editorial Reviews

"The Lakota have a wisdom that transcends the ages, and Joseph Marshall delivers it with grace and power." —Marianne Williamson

"Wise words by an authentic representative of Lakota culture...[An] inspirational book of a high order." —Kirkus Reviews

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