Native Wisdom: Perceptions of the Natural Way

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Nitakuys oyasin -"we are all related." The Oglala Sioux saying is the philosophy underlying Native American spirituality and practices, a sense of connection to the entire universe. Native Wisdom” features several informative appendices, including a brief glossary of Lakota words and traditional spiritual songs in English and Lakota.

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"Mitakuye oyasin" - "we are all related." This Oglala Sioux saying is the philosophy underlying Native American spirituality and practices, a sense of connection to the entire universe. In Native Wisdom, Ed McGaa (Eagle Man) presents an accessible overview of the religion of his people, in chapters ranging from the philosophical to the detailed and practical.

Each chapter opens with questions that might be posed by those unfamiliar with "the Natural Way" - the Earth-based spiritual practices of the Oglala Sioux. McGaa uses these questions as a starting point to delve into a variety of topics, which taken as a whole present a comprehensive guide to living a life in harmony with nature, as well as a life dedicated to preserving the earth.

Native Wisdom features several informative appendices, including a brief glossary of Lakota words and traditional spiritual songs in English and Lakota.

About the Author:

Ed McGaa (Eagle Man) was born on the Oglala Sioux reservation and is a registered tribal member. He has danced in six annual Sioux Sun Dances, and has studied with Chief Eagle Feather and Chief Fools Crow. Ed McGaa holds a law degree from the University of South Dakota and is the author of a number of books including Mother Earth Spirituality and Rainbow Tribe. He lives in Edina, MN.

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