Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans
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Through centuries of unwelcome change and anguishing trials, Native Americans have held onto their heritages and histories. With this collection of sayings, distinguished Rosebud Sioux author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and award-winning Cherokee-and-African-American artist Synthia Saint James pay tribute to the wisdom that has helped sustain these peoples. These sayings c...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Holiday House (first published February 2003)
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Teri Weaver
Because this book is arranged in sections of: Mother Earth, The People, War & Peace, Spirit Life, and Enduring Wisdom, I think that instructors could use it as a reference to give voice to Native Americans. If teaching about Native American mythology, instructors could use the actual words of the people to follow up the oral stories. (Many of the quotations read like poetry.) Of particular interest is a quotation by Pontiac in 1760 on the “Maker of heaven and earth.” The section on war and p...more
Linda
This book is a collection of sayings from a variety of Native American nations. Not only did the author cite the reference to each speaker, Saint James creatively chose a wide variety of citizens within the tribes ranging from young adults to the leaders of the nations.

As a teacher I feel that this would be a perfect way to introduce each day of a Native American Unit by reading and having the students reflect on a different saying. This would offer students an opportunity to empathize with the...more
Cyndi
I really enjoyed the construction and content of this beautiful little book. I will be sharing it with my granddaughter forever.
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