Walking in the Sacred Manner - A Book of Native American Women Narratives
Healers, Dreamers and Pipe Carriers - Medicine Women of the Plains Indians. This book is dedicated to the Lakota women who try to live with the traditions through the struggles and hardships of today.
Walking in the Sacred Manner is an exploration of the myths and culture of the Plains Indians, for whom the everyday and the spiritual are intertwined and women play a strong and important role in the spiritual and religious life of the community.
Based on extensive first person interviews by an established expert on Plains Indian women, Walking in the Sacred Manner is a singular and authentic record of participation of women in the sacred traditions of Northern Plains tribes including Lakota, Cheyenne, Crow and Assiniboine.
Through interviews with holy women and the families of women healers, Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long soldier paint a rich and varied portrait of a society and its traditions. Stereotypical images of the Native American drop away as the voices, dreams and experiences of these women (both healers and healed) present insight into a culture about which little is known. It is a journey into the past, an exploration of the present and a view full of hope for the future.
Review by Brittany:
Walking in the Sacred Manner is a book that takes its readers on an interesting journey filled with myths and culture of the Plains Indians. It’s where everyday life unites with the spiritual one and then are entwined together seamlessly into one plane of existence. In addition, this book is also full of first person interviews and personal stories that share how women have played and still play a strong, significant role in both the day to day and the spiritual parts of life among their communities. As a result Walking in the Sacred Manner is interesting, relatable, genuine, and even humbling to read and proves to be a book that all can appreciate!
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- b12-0684802007-walking in a sacred manner
- Mark St. Pierre
- Book Details:
- Soft cover, 240 pages