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American Indian Prophecies: Conversations with Chasing Deer

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American Indian Prophecies: Conversations with Chasing Deer tells of indigenous American culture, values, and spirituality as seen through their prophecies. The book is a series of conversations between young John Peabody of the New England gentry and Chasing Deer, an aged Cheyenne/Lakota and keeper of the true history of the Americas. As the conversations unfold, you see

Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published (first published September 1st 1998)
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Apr 22, 2014 Katerina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must for anyone with sincere interest in the native american history and culture. The book is written in a form of a dialog and reads very well. It speaks very openly and in a lot of detail of the wrong doings by Europeans to the Native American and Indians all the way from Canada to South America. As an European of the 21st century it makes me very ashamed of what is in our past, even though surely I am not responsible for what our ancestors did...what has happened to the Native ...more
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Thought provoking. I plan on sometime soon double checking the facts.
Nov 07, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very important book.
Michael Baldwin
Sep 24, 2016 Michael Baldwin rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, important book

This is a wonderful compilation of facts and wisdom of Native American tribes. It is also a compelling story in itself. Highly recommended.
Annette Fine
Apr 20, 2013 Annette Fine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful book! Very profound. Opened my eyes and my heart to some life changing ideas, helped me in my quest for enlightenment immensely!
Jiri Bryan
Well, Id like to give 5 stars, but ive read it a in horrible translation into my native tongue, so thats why. ...more
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One of the most amazing books I have ever read.
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One of the most eye-opening books ever.
Yeah I read this. So what?
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That no one really listens.
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“His Crazy Horse’s anxious mind was swimming with questions. His heart told him that although things were peaceful now, the pale, hairy people would continue to come to the lands of the Lakota no matter what the treaties said. His previous experience with the settlers and their army told him that they spoke words with a deceitful heart. Did they have no Grandfathers and Grandmothers to teach them? Was there no love between parents and children? What else could make them so shameless, so devoid of any sense of place, of any sense of honor? Who were these people, and why did the blood flow like ice in his heart at the thought of them? Each unanswerable question only raised more concerns.” 1 likes
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