The Lakota Way

  • by Joseph M. Marshall
  • Narrated by Joseph M. Marshall
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Lakota Way received the prestigious Audie Award, considered the "Oscar" award of the audiobook industry, in 2004 for the category of best inspirational audio. The myth of Deer Woman teaches a lesson on respect. The legend of Crazy Horse illuminates a lesson on humility. And the story of Eagle brings home the importance of compassion. These stories from the heart of Lakota culture and its survival, and their meanings, still resonate deeply with our daily lives. Rich with storytelling, history, folklore, and Marshall's own personal experiences, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and the 12 core qualities that are crucial to the Lakota way of living: bravery, fortitude, generosity, wisdom, respect, honor, perseverance, love, humility, sacrifice, truth, and compassion. Compelling and profound, The Lakota Way gives a fresh outlook to those searching for a new perspective on spiritual and ethical living.

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What the Critics Say

"Marshall beautifully imparts Lakota wisdom...he certainly knows how to weave a story. An inspiring guide for a wide audience." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Wisdom and more wisdom

In hindsight we can see the terrible loss to this world of the knowledge and wisdom of indigenous peoples. It is so important that books like this are written to capture and preserve that which we are in danger of losing. This book touched my heart and soul. I can not recommend highly enough.
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- Ellie

Like being read to by your favourite teacher!

Listened to this while I was decorating my house and in desperate need of inspiration. Lakota Folklore, a few modern tales & interesting historical events are woven together seamlessly. Plus Joseph Marshall has an amazingly resonant, calming voice! Took me right back to story time at school! My favourite time of day. Great for adults & older children too.
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- Sampy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-03-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.