SKU: 0941831558

Harvey Arden
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Hopi, Iroquois, Lakota, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Onondaga, Pawnee, Plains, Seminole, Seneca, Ute, Woodland
Book Type:
Beyond Words Publishing
Copyright Date:

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Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders is a reprint of the book by the same name originally published in 1990. Writers Harvey Arden and Steve Wall met with traditional Elders across North America beginning in 1981 as they journeyed across the continent to locate and interview keepers of traditional knowledge. They met with Elders from the Lakota, Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Ojibwe, Hopi, Seminole, Ute, Pawnee, Shinnecock, Hoh, and Lumbee Nations to gather information that became the core of the book. Photographer Steve Wall snapped images of the Elders and the land. These appear in the book as black and white as well as colour images. The Elders include Charlie Knight, Frank Fools Crow, Audrey Shenandoah, Mathew King, Corbett Sundown, Harriett Starleaf Gumbs, Eddie Benton-Banai, Vernon Cooper, Oren Lyons, Leila Fisher, Buffalo Jim, Tom Porter, Thomas Banyacya, Uncle Frank Davis, Leon Shenandoah, Irving Powless, Sr., and Louis Farmer. The Elders provide traditional cultural values and teachings along with parts of legends, information about world view, healing, and teachings about family, relationships and the environment. This is a valuable record of teachings because several of the Elders have since died. This remarkable book is accessible for high school students and adult learners. This title is available in a paper edition.

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