To you we shall return : lessons about our planet from the Lakota / Joseph M. Marshall III.
By: Marshall, Joseph.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Sterling Ethos, c2010Description: 184 p. : map ; 19 cm.ISBN: 1402736088; 9781402736087.Subject(s): Marshall, Joseph, 1945- | Conduct of life | Dakota Indians -- Social life and customs | Environmental protection -- North America | Environmental responsibility -- North America | Harmony (Philosophy) | Indian philosophy -- North America | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- North America | Sustainability -- North America | North America -- Environmental conditions
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"Grandmother, you who listen and hear all, you from whom all good things come...It is your embrace we feel when we return to you..." This traditional Lakota prayer to Grandmother Earth opens Joseph Marshall III's newest work, a meditation on our connection to the land and an exhortation to respect it. Using a combination of personal anecdote, detailed history, and Lakota tales, Marshall takes us back to his childhood and shows us how we, too, can learn to love our planet.
Although he was educated in Euro-American schools, Marshall had the benefit of growing up with wise grandparents who taught him never to walk a path without knowing the trail from which he'd come: that the bow does not make the hunter, and above all, that the earth can be boundlessly generous-if we can learn to accept its gifts.
Remembrances. Smoking Earth -- The man who plants seeds -- Icewinskas! -- Look back and remember -- The sliver of the new moon -- Fences -- Buffalo woman -- To you we shall return. The atomic age -- Drums -- Away from the village -- If only the land could talk -- The invention of the arrow -- Afterword. When we return to you.