All Our Relatives: Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature

All Our Relatives Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature Through carefully chosen stories from the olden days and art that meticulously reflects traditional designs and colors Goble provides wonderful insights into the spiritual life of the Plains Indians

  • Title: All Our Relatives: Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature
  • Author: Paul Goble
  • ISBN: 9780941532778
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Through carefully chosen stories from the olden days and art that meticulously reflects traditional designs and colors, Goble provides wonderful insights into the spiritual life of the Plains Indians.

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    1. This is not representative of all Native American philosophy. Instead, it is 90% Lakota. Comparatively, it'd be like a book reportedly on the United States just talking about the state of New York. Which is fine, but call it a Lakota philosophy book you know? It was also very poorly planned out, so mostly it just seems a jumble of quotes on a page in Times New Roman.

    2. Glossy pages with pictures and anecdotes, mostly of animals, it's enriching to look at nature through this kind of lens.

    3. What a joy to read and share! A few of my favorite quotes:"Silence is greater than speech. This is why we honor animals, who are more silent than man, and we revere the trees and rocks, where the Great Mystery lives undisturbed, in a peace that is never broken." -Ohiyesa, Santee Dakota"The animals had rights: the right of man's protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to man's gratitude. In recognition of these rights people never enslaved the animals, and spared all life [...]

    4. This beautiful compliation of short stories, songs, and quotes from Native Americans is a wonderful representation of Native American culture. It highlights their reliance on animals such as the bison, wolves, and birds, and their belief in the importance of developing relationships with each and every creature on Earth, respecting them as fellow creatures. Everything, according to these stories, has a spirit, from the trees, to the wind, to rocks, to animals. Author Paul Goble obviously did ext [...]

    5. The author characterizes this book as a “collection of short stories, songs, dreams, and quotations that shed light on the wonderful relationship that native American peoples had with the natural world." The narrative/prose is complemented by authentic renderings of Native American art. This book is a tribute to Native Americans, to their repect for nature, and their way of life.To read our full review (complete with the kids' opinions!) go to The Reading Tub®.

    6. I don't believe in this stuff, but it's fun to read. It's interesting to read what ancient peoples believed and how they fit these into how they see the world.

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