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Wisdomkeepers

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The breakthrough 1990 classic on Native American spiritual elders, coauthored by Harvey Arden and Steve Wall.

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Publisher's Synopsis

Wisdomkeepers takes you on an extraordinary spiritual journey into the lives, minds, and natural-world philosophy of Native American spiritual elders. The elders tell who they are, how they live, and what they believe. Magnificent portraits complement the soaring text.

Among those profiled are Buffalo Jim, Seminole who describes the Seminole story of creation as if the Everglades were Eden, talks of his people's individual passage into the after life, and reveals that every field of wild plants is, to him, a medicine garden. You'll also meet "Uncle" Frank Davis (Fancy Warrior), a Pawnee Elder who describes the "path to understanding" as a trail filled with scraps of paper, each one a piece of a puzzle.

Also profiled is Mathew King, a Lakota who warns of punishments for those who would destroy the Earth Mother. Readers share the innermost thoughts and feelings, dreams and visions, laughter, healing remedies, and prophecies of the Wisdomkeepers, whose humanity shines through every page.

Reviews

"National Geographic photographer Wall and senior writer Arden journeyed to 20 Native American nations over the course of ten years in order to interview tribal elders."        ~Library Journal

Excerpt

"We are changed. We have been seized and shaken. We went out two journalists after a good story. We came back two runners from another world, carrying an urgent message from the Wisdomkeepers. This book is that message."         ~Steve Wall, Harvey Arden

Author Wall, Steve
Coauthor Arden, Harvey
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 129 pp.
Publisher Beyond Words Publishing 1990
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