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The Bear Tribe's self-reliance book Paperback – 1988

ISBN-13: 978-0130713414 ISBN-10: 0130713414 Edition: 1st Prentice Hall Press ed

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 1st Prentice Hall Press ed edition (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130713414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130713414
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,751,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors are members of the Bear Tribe Medicine Society located near Spokane, Wash. Sandwiched between mawkish poetry and tedious lessons on the philosophy of the tribe is practical advice for readers interested in exploring the back-to-nature movement. The book, originally published privately in 1977, discusses methods and resources for purchasing or otherwise obtaining the use of land, growing and preserving food, utilizing herbal medicines, skinning small animals and other skills necessary for success in a primitive, communal setting. Also required are hard work and a willingness to sacrifice many material comforts. The tribe stresses living in harmony with the environment and using nature's gifts with reverence. Except for one section, the authors emphasize the positive aspects of the tribe's way of life rather than dwelling on the ills of some members' previous lifestyles. The ways of the Bear Tribe may not be for everyone, but the volume is a sincere attempt to demonstrate the feasibility of a nurturant relationship with the earth. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy S on June 17, 2013
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Mostly a good book about the tribe, nothing about self reliance so far. Great history and stories. A good read.
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I like the book. Some of the resources are a bit simplistic, but even though some native Americans would call the authors "plastic medicine men", it is still a useful guide to finding one's mission in life (spirit quest), creating a community, how to live more in harmony with the earth, and especially how to do common sense things for preparedness. The dreams in the beginning were interesting and may be informative for some.
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By Sandi on October 11, 2014
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nice book. not as informative as I wanted
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