Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women is a collection of essays edited by Barbara Mann that first appeared as Daughters of Mother Earth: The Wisdom of Native American Women and published by Praeger in 2006. This edition from the University of Nebraska Press contains a foreword by activist Winona LaDuke. The essays are written by Lee Maracle, Paula Gunn Allen, Kay Givens McGowan, and Barbara Mann. Lee Maracle's article is Decolonizing Native Women; Paula Gunn Allen's paper is Does Euro-Think Become Us?; and Kay Givens McGowan (Cherokee/Choctaw), cultural anthropologist presents Weeping for the Lost Matriarchy. Barbara Mann's paper, Slow Runners, offers a look at the challenges of uniting Native Americans on the west and east sides of the Mississippi for common purpose. These offerings seek to address the issues of perspective and woman-centered approaches to understanding the history of First Nations in the American and Canadian academic worlds.