The Lakota way of strength and courage Lessons in resilience from the bow and arrow

Joseph Marshall, 1945-

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Published
Boulder, Colo. : Sounds True 2012.
Language
English
Physical Description
xviii, 184 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781604078787
1604078782
Main Author
Joseph Marshall, 1945- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow’s resilience and flexibility, the arrow’s grace and power, the archer’s focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose,and simplicity. In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With eloquent prose and an elder’s perspective, Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on:· Transformation—what the journey of the Lakota people teaches us about preserving what is essential as our external circumstances change· Simplicity—the story of Grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that “the more you know, the less you need to carry”· Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in the story of the Keeper of the Winter Count· Strength—the moving story of Henry One Bull, and how adversity teaches us to develop the true core of our strength Copyright held by Baker & Taylor.   function postDetails(strURL) { document.FormPostDetails.action = strURL; //alert(document.FormPostDetails.BGColor.value); document.FormPostDetails.submit(); }

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