The Lakota Way


Discover the timeless wisdom of the Lakota people.

The Lakota Way

Stories and lessons for living. Native American wisdom on ethics and character.

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Rich with storytelling, history, and folklore, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and imparts the path to a fulfilling and meaningful life. Joseph Marshall is a member of the Sicangu Lakota Sioux and has dedicated his entire life to practicing and teaching the wisdom he learned from his elders. Here he focuses on the twelve core qualities that are crucial to the Lakota way of living — bravery, fortitude, generosity, wisdom, respect, honor, perseverance, love, humility, sacrifice, truth, and compassion — and illustrates them with personal stories and archetypal Lakota tales. Whether teaching a lesson on respect imparted by the mythical Deer Woman or the humility embodied by the legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse, The Lakota Way is a compelling and profound work that offers a fresh outlook on spirituality and ethical living.

ISBN – 978-0-14-219609-0

240 Pages

Penguin Compass, 2001