Wolfkiller: Wisdom From a Nineteenth-Century Navajo Shepherd


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Mar 23, Brandon Henke rated it liked it Shelves: Navajo mythology and a first hand account of the tribe's hunting techniques, burial ceremonies, medical practices, and even their captivity at Fort Sumner in Bosque Redondo. Fantastic photos accompany this brief collection of amiable wisdom. Jan 17, SouthWestZippy rated it really liked it Shelves: Very interesting history book. Louisa Wade Wetherill recorded and translated Wolfkiller's story's and Harvey Leake compiled them for the book.

Sep 06, Fernanda rated it it was amazing. For anyone interested in learning about the Navajo culture this is a wonderful book.

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Wetherill spent hours with Wolfkiller writing down his family stories and Indian wisdom. Dec 23, Nilsson Yazzie rated it it was amazing. Britton rated it it was ok Dec 30, Jen Bouton rated it really liked it Aug 30, Jerome rated it liked it Jul 15, Donna rated it liked it Oct 02, Rick rated it liked it Feb 09, Steve Smith rated it liked it Nov 29, Russell Francis rated it really liked it Sep 16, Met rated it really liked it Dec 03, Natalie rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Heather Falenski rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Vanessa rated it really liked it Sep 13, Nate Rockwell rated it liked it Apr 04, Connie rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Jan 16, Eilene rated it it was amazing.

Basically, that all things are just existing.. There really is wisdom in the words of the stories. Carley Jane rated it liked it Mar 10, Sam rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Jennie marked it as to-read May 17, Eilene Tsosie added it Jul 15, Abby marked it as to-read Nov 26, This is a rare account of a Navajo in his own words; the kind of book students should be reading in history classes.

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It is rich with wisdom on life lessons that I find myself rereading again and again. The story is told from the perspective of Wolfkiller, a man who uses the power of love to transform negativity. I have really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to ordering the other book written by the grandmother of her adventures with the Native Americans. I love his wisdom and it can still be applied to life today.

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I have not finished the book yet, but I will and then order the 2nd one. One person found this helpful. Thanks again for locating this book. Very well written in the long walk era of Navajo history. Small book with a transcendent world view! See all 14 reviews. Most recent customer reviews.

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Wolfkiller: Wisdom From a Nineteenth-Century Navajo Shepherd [Harvey Leake, Louisa Wade Wetherill] on domaine-solitude.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. From the Inside Flap. Wolfkiller is the remarkable life story of a Navajo herdsman and plant-gatherer who lived in the Monument Valley region.

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Wolfkiller : Wisdom from a Nineteenth-Century Navajo Shepherd (2007, Hardcover)

View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. When the manuscript was completed in , modern society was simply not ready for it. Rejected by publishers, the document languished in the family archives until today, long after Wolfkiller and Mrs.

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Wetherill were gone, it can now be recognized as a unique and profound book that speaks to modern culture's compulsive rush away from nature. Included are photographs of Wolfkiller and the Wetherills, all taken from about to More than forty other historical photographs are also included. Wetherill could be persuaded to write on the mythology of the Navajos, and also on their present-day psychology-by which somewhat magniloquent term I mean their present ways and habits of thought-she would render an invaluable service.

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Very interesting history book. Read more Read less. Fascinating history and compelling storytelling make Wolfkiller, the memoir of a Navajo shepherd man who lived in the Monument Valley region of the Southwest, a page-turning epic. Rick rated it liked it Feb 09, Fascinating history and compelling storytelling make Wolfkiller, the memoir of a Navajo shepherd man who lived in the Monument Valley region of the Southwest, a page-turning epic.

She not only knows their language; she knows their minds. Additional Details Number of Volumes. Creation of the Burro 7 Gratitude 11 Contentment 16 Story: