The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky Read Online Free - A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the “old ones” still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and the complex, unforgettable characters we have come to know from Neither Wolf nor Dog and The Wolf at Twilight. Part history, part mystery, part spiritual journey and teaching story, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo is filled with the profound insight into humanity and Native American culture we have come to expect from Nerburn’s journeys. As the American Indian College Fund has stated, once you have encountered Nerburn’s stirring evocations of America’s high plains and incisive insights into the human heart, “you can never look at the world, or at people, the same way again.”
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April 15, 2015
I am so thrilled to give a book 5 stars! I don't think Kent Nerburn set out to write a trilogy, when he wrote a book several years ago about a Lakota elder named Dan. It was riveting, because Nerburn writes neither as an Indian wannabe, nor whitewashes (excuse the phrase) the relationship betwee...
October 01, 2013
The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo:
A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky
By Kent Nerburn
This time Nerburn starts having vivid dreams. They’re relentless, confounding, and ominous. Eventually, they propel him into his third encounter with the American Indian world of Dan the Elder; G...
July 15, 2014
Once again author Kent Nerburn brings the reader on a Journey - capitalization entirely intentional - not only into the Lakota lands his friends call home, but into the experience of being a First Nations person in America, as understood through the eyes, ears and heart of a someone who hs the be...
April 26, 2017
The Third Story I review this book reluctantly, like an Indian who would not want to reveal the Old Ways to just anybody…because, for me, it is not just the story, but it is the Spirit of the story that pulls your heart open, stirs your and anger and imagination, and tell the truth of it all.Thi...
July 22, 2014
Kent Nerburn's new The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky is a wonder. The final volume in a trilogy that is neither Western-style history nor fiction, it does what neither can do on their own: take you into the mind, and now also the spiritual awar...
July 08, 2014
I just read all 3 of Nerburn's "Dan" trilogy (The Wolf at Twilight, Neither Wolf nor Dog and this book) in about 10 days. I have mixed feelings about these books. On the one hand, they contain a lot of wisdom, supposedly passed to the author by a Lakota elder named Dan. Nerburn does a good job of...
January 03, 2014
I absolutely loved this book. Kent Nerbern is such a talented writer, I want to re-read his other books again.
January 15, 2015
The best book I've read in a long time!
February 24, 2015
Preliminary notes on terminology...
1. The Lakota, like many nations of the Great Plains and mountain West, have in their language the word, wasichu, generally translated as, "white man." The word is actually a bit more general than that, however, referring to anyone associated with the European-d...
November 11, 2017