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The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage: Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow Hardcover – February 1, 2012
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About the Author
Joseph M. Marshall III is a teacher, historian, writer, storyteller, and a Lakota craftsman. He was born on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and raised in a traditional native household by his maternal grandparents. He has published nine nonfiction works including The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living and To You We Shall Return: Lessons About Our Planet from the Lakota, three novels, a collection of short stories and essays, a children's book, and was contributing author in five other publications; and has written several screenplays. Several of his books have been published in French, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Bulgarian.
In addition, Joseph has had several major screen appearances, including a role in the television network movie, Return to Lonesome Dove, and as a technical advisor and narrator for the Turner Network Television (TNT) and DreamWorks six part mini-series Into the West. Joseph has been recognized for his writing, scholarship, and service with numerous awards, including the Wyoming Humanities Award and the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction. He is also a practitioner of primitive Lakota archery, having learned from his maternal grandfather the art of hand-crafting bows and arrows, and is a specialist in wilderness survival.
Joseph and his wife Connie (also his literary agent and manager) are the parents of a blended family and have sixteen grandchildren. For more about Joseph's writings and appearances, please visit www.thunderdreamers.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, from the same author, we get another bequest of wisdom in The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.
It's always nice to look at cultures not your own and take the gifts of insight that are offered. In this case, as in the previous book, there are lessons taught, but the theme is not varied as the bow is the key to each experience. But the focus is the same: courage and honor, discipline and self-sacrifice.
No matter the belief system, traditions or the way of life, each society has much to offer in rich, vibrant tales of wisdom. This book offers such a contribution.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for ways to improve the quality of life, outlook and self-esteem, and those raising small children can benefit as well from the teachings in this book.
Diane Davis White
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Joseph Marshall takes us on an absorbing, mental journey on the way of the bow and how it reflects not only Native American life, but also how it can be viewed from anyone's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. E. Conary
Love this book and actually all others by Joseph Marshall III Easy reads, but full of wisdom and thought provoking ideas.Published 6 months ago by Kurtis Rook
The author's anger of the past is strongly evident in this book. I can appreciate why he is angry, but as a result, the book's tone is bitter, and distracts away from his lessons.Published 11 months ago by Colleen
Feels like a fireside chat with wisdom from stories of the past that are told as if you have slipped back in time ,then brought to the present with the writers insightsPublished 17 months ago by carlton LaVair
I found this a thoughtfully written book, containing much food for thought. I will certainly never view a bow & arrows without thinking of the lessons they can symbolize. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good book; more historical than Keep Going, slower to read, but very worthwhile. One I think we should all read. Will definitely read more of his work.Published on June 30, 2014 by Pam