Neither Wolf Nor Dog

On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786890186
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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With an introduction by Robert Plant Against an unflinching backdrop of 90s reservation life in the western Dakotas, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of two men, one white and one Native American Indian, connected by their own understandings of life yet struggling to find a common voice. As they journey together through small Native American Indian towns and down forgotten roads where the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices, these two men will travel beyond myth and stereotype, revealing an America few people ever get to see.

Nicht Wolf nicht Hund

Auf vergessenen Pfaden mit einem alten Indianer
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340672499X
Category: Social Science
Page: 349
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Kent Nerburn wird eines Tages von einer jungen Frau angerufen, die ihn bittet, ihren Großvater in einem weit entfernten Reservat aufzusuchen, er sei sehr alt und wolle ihn unbedingt sehen. Nerburn erfüllt ihren Wunsch und trifft Dan, einen uralten Lakota-Indianer, der über viele Jahre hinweg Aufzeichnungen gemacht hat, aus denen – mit Nerburns Hilfe – ein Buch entstehen soll. Dan jedoch erkennt in Nerburns Text nicht mehr wieder, was er sagen will und worum es ihm eigentlich geht. Die beiden geraten fortwährend in Streit über die Unterschiede zwischen weißen Amerikanern und Native Americans – es entspinnt sich ein sehr persönlicher Austausch, unterhaltsam und voller Ironie. Was dieses Buch so besonders macht, ist seine romanhafte Erzählung einer listig arrangierten Reise, die Dan mit seinem Freund Grover, seiner steinalten Hündin und eben Kent unternimmt. Diese Reise ist die eigentliche Lektion, eine Art On the Road mit zwei Indianern und einem Weißen. Das Buch erschien 1994 in den USA und entwickelte sich zum Bestseller. 2017 wurde es in Großbritannien neu herausgebracht – mit einem Vorwort von Robert Plant, dem Sänger von «Led Zeppelin». «Nicht Wolf nicht Hund» ist ein eindringliches Werk über Gewalt, Nähe und Versöhnung zwischen unterschiedlichen Welten und Kulturen.

The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature

Coming of Age
Author: Crag Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134054742
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 202
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This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework—how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together.

The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo

A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608680177
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
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A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the “old ones” still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and the complex, unforgettable characters we have come to know from Neither Wolf nor Dog and The Wolf at Twilight. Part history, part mystery, part spiritual journey and teaching story, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo is filled with the profound insight into humanity and Native American culture we have come to expect from Nerburn’s journeys. As the American Indian College Fund has stated, once you have encountered Nerburn’s stirring evocations of America’s high plains and incisive insights into the human heart, “you can never look at the world, or at people, the same way again.”

The Wolf at Twighlight

An Indian Elder's Journey Through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows
Author: Kent Nerburn
ISBN: 1458760081
Page: 480
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A note is left on a car windshield, an old dog dies, and Kent Nerburn finds himself back on the Lakota reservation where he traveled more than a decade before with a tribal elder named Dan. The touching, funny, and haunting journey that ensues goes deep into reservation boarding-school mysteries, the dark confines of sweat lodges, and isolated Native homesteads far back in the Dakota hills in search of ghosts that have haunted Dan since childhood. In this fictionalized account of actual events, Nerburn brings the land of the northern High Plains alive and reveals the Native American way of teaching and learning with a depth that few outsiders have ever captured.

The Myth of the Great Ending

Why We've Been Longing for the End of Days Since the Beginning of Time
Author: Joseph M. Felser
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830445
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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From Christian believers in the Apocalypse and the Rapture to New Age enthusiasts of prophecies concerning the year 2012, Doomsday lore has been a part of culture, a myth that colors how we perceive the world. Why do we remain obsessed with Doomsday myths even when they fail to materialize? What if we haven’t recognized the true message of these myths? Blending history, psychology, metaphysics, and story, philosopher and author Joseph Felser explores the spiritual questions raised by these enduring myths. Along the way he consults the work of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Black Elk, Wovoka, Itzhak Bentov, Jane Roberts, Seth, Hermann Hesse, Ingo Swann, David Bohm, Fred Alan Wolf, J. Allen Boone, William James, and Robert Monroe through ever-widening circles of understanding. Felser suggests that our obsession with “The End of the World” hides a repressed, healthy longing for reconciliation with our inner and outer worlds--with nature and our own natural spirituality. He urges us to recognize and act upon that longing. When we begin to listen to nature’s voice and pay heed to our own dreams--including visions, intuitions, and instinctive promptings--the greatest revolution in all history will unfold. We can create a future of our own choosing, a beginning rather than an ending.

Die Geheimnisse der Küche des Mittleren Westens

Author: J. Ryan Stradal
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257607733
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Eva Thorvalds Kochkunst ist legendär: Für einen Platz bei einem ihrer Pop-up-Dinner zahlt man vierstellige Beträge und wartet mehrere Jahre. Für Cynthia Hargreaves jedoch geht es dabei um mehr als bloße Gaumenfreuden, es ist ihre einzige Chance, um einen schrecklichen Fehler wiedergutzumachen. Eine Geschichte über die Familie, die man verliert, Freunde, die man findet, und Zufallsbekanntschaften, die ein ganzes Leben bestimmen.

Bleib auf deinem Weg

die Weisheit eines alten Indianers
Author: Joseph M. Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783451070693
Page: 187
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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

The Untold Story of an American Tragedy
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061741213
Category: History
Page: 448
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Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men, women, and children from their homelands in what is now eastern Oregon through the most difficult, mountainous country in western America to the high, wintry plains of Montana. There, only forty miles from the Canadian border and freedom, Chief Joseph, convinced that the wounded and elders could go no farther, walked across the snowy battlefield, handed his rifle to the U.S. military commander who had been pursuing them, and spoke his now-famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." The story has been told many times, but never before in its entirety or with such narrative richness. Drawing on four years of research, interviews, and 20,000 miles of travel, Nerburn takes us beyond the surrender to the captives' unlikely welcome in Bismarck, North Dakota, their tragic eight-year exile in Indian Territory, and their ultimate return to the Northwest. Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of Joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their homeland. Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull. Its events brush against the California Gold Rush, the Civil War, the great western pioneer migration, and the building of the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad. Once you have read this groundbreaking work, you will never look at Chief Joseph, the American Indian, or our nation's westward journey in the same way again.

Last standing woman

eine indianische Saga von 1862 - 2018
Author: Winona LaDuke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894051136
Page: 381
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