Acclaimed author Kent Nerburn creates an incisive character study of a Native American elder, against the unflinching backdrop of contemporary reservation life and the majestic spaces of the western Dakotas. Nerburn draws us deep into the world of this elder, identified only as Dan, as we journey to where the vast Dakota skies overtake us and the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices. As this spellbinding story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the power of silence, the difference between land and property, white peoples urge to claim an Indian heritage, and the selling of sacred ceremonies.
This is a story of fathers and sons, of the struggle for redemption after the loss of innocence, of distinct cultures on a common land. The author of the acclaimed Letters To My Son presents a journey into the heart of Native American experience. In the tradition of Black Elk Speaks, this book records the thoughts and observations of Dan, an old Chippewa man.
Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and more.