- Paperback: 839 pages
- Publisher: A Tribe of Two Press; Story tellers' ed edition (1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1879678101
- ISBN-13: 978-1879678101
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Walking People: A Native American Oral History Story tellers' ed Edition
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In her Introduction, Ms. Underwood tells how she came to be selected to carry forward this history. She says, "Whether this ever was the history of the Iroquois - or of one group who joined them - I do not know. But I am certain it is the history of my ancestors, who - in a direct line down uncounted generations - never forgot to remember."
Be sure to read the Foreword and the Introduction, which give fascinating details about how her father came to share this knowledge with her, and why he did so. A priceless document, rendered into English deliberately by Paula Underwood so that all its pieces of wisdom, acquired so long ago, could be understood by modern humanity. If every person were required to read and understand this narrative and apply its lessons to their own lives, the world would be a different, more peaceful place, and we would once again have a civilization.
The "Walking People" left central Asia and walked across an ocean, over to another ocean and back to the great lakes. On their way, they had to learn to deal with an ever changing circumstance, both physical and social. In order to survive, they learned how to learn as a people more and more effectively.
This story deals with issues such as the balance between diversity and unity, how to honor individual styles of learning and use these to help the community, ageism, sexism, racism, cooperation and competition, the balance of long term goals and short term necessities, planning and improvisation, war and peace.
Are you beginning to get the picture? This should be read by everyone, but at least by anyone who teaches or manages people. If a CEO or Senator reads one book in this millennium to prepare for the next, this should be it.