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To Become a Human Being: The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah

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Our ancestors lived in physical and spiritual communion with Mother Earth. The Native American way of life has kept its people close to their living roots. To Become a Human Being--to rise to an expanded level of consciousness by living on the Earth as it was intended for us to live--captures the essence of Native American wisdom, in the words of Tadodaho Chief Leon ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Hampton Roads Publishing (first published October 1st 2001)
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Jessaka
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: native-people
I didn't grow up in the seat of the Cherokee Nation, but I did retire here. Both of my Great Grandmothers had been on the Trail of Tears, during the Indian removal act. But I liked what my sister said, You are coming back to your roots.

I made friends with a Native American woman here just a few years ago, and because I have recently shown an interest in Native American spirituality, she began bringing me books and explained that not all books on the Native people are what really happened or
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Corinne Driscoll
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps one of the most profound books I have ever read. Leon Shenandoah was chosen as Tadodaho , or spiritual leader, of the six tribes in 1968, and held that position for 25 years. The book is a transcription of his beliefs and spiritual teachings spoken in simplistic but deeply moving and meaningful terms. So incredibly powerful and speaking truth to our current situation.
R. Cane
Beautiful. Poetic in its simple truth. Should be required reading.
Rah~ri
Sep 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: dragons?
Recommended to Rah~ri by: Wind


am
still
trying

... apologies to all life, don't think I'll get there for a bit.

Book is good, written with heart.

Not to be over analyzed.
Or to debate beliefs.
But to read and let the words touch you gently,
to watch and see what your heart responds to,
what makes your spirit long to sing.
What stories memories return to you?
Good book.
Not to read.
No not for that.
But to feal.

hope you enjoy it!

Shon
Martin
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing read :-)
Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah message is clear and strong. He's giving advice from his own perspective about how to find your own (spiritual) path in life and encourages one to take on that journey through giving examples from within his understanding, his experience and that of his ancestors.
Respecting the earth, for the creation (and the creator) and for yourself is a message which can be easily understood and practiced.

Travel well!
Gamson
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
While it may only take a few hours to read from cover to cover, the wisdom contained within, will take years to digest. The Haudonosaunee confederacy lost one of the great Tadodahos, but thankfully Steve Wall was able to record and share teachings that don't usually leave the community.
Jeannine Thompson
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young and old adults.
Truly a beautiful book with so much gentle wisdom. Chief Leon does not communicate with stilted language; rather he speaks to the heart with humility and reverence toward all of creation and our Creator. It is a book I purchased in order to read every now and again as I walk my journey.
Andrea
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book has much to offer about how to live in a good way.
I probably need to read it all over again.
It is not often that a person has the opportunity to hear words from an Elder.
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