The Lakota Way

Stories and Lessons for Living

Joseph M. Marshall III - Author

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ISBN 9781101078068 | 256 pages | 29 Oct 2002 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Rich with storytelling, history, and folklore, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and imparts the path to a fulfilling and meaningful life. Joseph Marshall is a member of the Sicunga Lakota Sioux and has dedicated his entire life to the wisdom he learned from his elders. Here he focuses on the twelve core qualities that are crucial to the Lakota way of living-bravery, fortitude, generosity, wisdom, respect, honor, perseverance, love, humility, sacrifice, truth, and compassion. Whether teaching a lesson on respect imparted by the mythical Deer Woman or the humility embodied by the legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse, The Lakota Way offers a fresh outlook on spirituality and ethical living.

The Lakota Way - Joseph M. Marshall III

Introduction: Let the Wind Blow Through You
1. Humility - Unsciiciyapi
2. Perseverance - Wowacintanka
3. Respect - Wawoohola
4. Honor - Wayuonihan
5. Love - Cantognake
6. Sacrifice - Icicupi
7. Truth - Wowicake
8. Compassion - Waunsilapi
9. Bravery - Woohitike
10. Fortitude - Cantewasake
11. Generosity - Canteyuke
12. Wisdom - Woksape
Afterword - Wicoiye Ihanke:
The People
Walking the Circle


"The Lakota have a wisdom that transcends the ages, and Joseph Marshall delivers it with grace and power." —Marianne Williamson

"Wise words by an authentic representative of Lakota culture...[An] inspirational book of a high order." —Kirkus Reviews

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