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Sacred Fireplace (Oceti Wakan): Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man Paperback – October 1, 1999


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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Clear Light Pub; 1st. Ed edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574160362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574160369
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,292,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a beautifully presented exploration of the Oglala Lakotans' culture and spiritual beliefs as movingly related by the late, revered medicine man Pete S. Catches Sr. (Petaga Yuha Mani) and his son, Peter V. Catches Jr. (Zintkala Oyate) of the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation. The two men focus on the deep importance of understanding and living traditional Lakotan values in the face of (mostly white) men's aggressions and controls. Likewise, telling stories about their lives, sacred rites, and ceremonies, they eloquently and informatively reveal Lakotans' close and respectful relationships with one another, their surroundings, and their deity. Highly recommended for academics and professionals as well as for the general public.
-Suzanne W. Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Alfred
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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I like this book, it is very enlightening.
Dianne B. Mayner
The author's love and caring for his people,the earth and allits creatures is very apparent.
Louis Cossutta
This is a must read for anyone studying Native medicine.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Louis Cossutta on January 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is a must read for anyone interested in Lakota spirituality. The author tells many stories from his life, the stories are so real and touching I could not put the book down.Just the chapters describing the various Lakota ceremonies, inipi,sun dance ,hanbleceya etc are worth the price of the book. I finished the book feeling uplifted and warm.The author's love and caring for his people,the earth and allits creatures is very apparent.Buy the book.lcossutt@hotmail.com
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 2000
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This is a MUST have book. I was fortunate enough to meet "Grandpa Pete" before his death and was so excited when I saw this book. Not many have been through more than him, and he expresses his beliefs wonderfully in this book. even if you are new to Lakota spirituality, he explains things in a way anyone can understand. He was a great man, and left a great legacy with this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dianne B. Mayner on March 25, 2008
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I like this book, it is very enlightening. It tell about the struggles our people went through, and their hadships. Thanks for the wake-up call. Dianne
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Lux on January 17, 2008
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This book is great for those who wish to know the truth about the traditional Lahkota values and ceremonies. Ceremonies are explained with great care and love. The author conveys the wonderful sense of peace that he has found with following the rituals and the love he has for the Creator.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 29, 2010
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I would say that after reading them all this would be the one I would recommend. My kola tells me Catches Sr. was the last of the old school pipe carriers and he did it in a sacred way. This book does an excellent job of putting the Lakota "pipe way" into simple terms for the layman to understand. The traditional, sacred beliefs of this country's first people are not to be trifled with or changed to suit one's own needs. After reading the words of Petaga Yuha Mani you will understand why.
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