The Wisdom of the Native Americans

Category: Social Sciences
Author: Kent Nerburn
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by wizardforhire   2020-11-24
I highly advise “The Wisdom of the Native Americans” [1] if anyone is interested in exploring in depth how sophisticated the Natives truly are. Curated from court cases with the US government, it pieces together a small slice of the oral tradition and its nothing short of astounding.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Native-Americans-Kent-Nerburn/...

by wizardforhire   2018-04-02
Exactly! There's a great book called Wisdom of the Native Americans [1] that curates a lot of the oral tradition that was only ever recorded during the first trials with the US government. Reading that book really gives a sense of the responsibility felt by the individuals to nature. It's easy to extrapolate from that book and these new studies that are coming out with the population sizes involved how a comparatively simple societal structure could give rise to such large ecosystem refinements that made such large populations possible and subsequently have given us so many of the foods and medicines we enjoy today. It truly is staggering.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/dp/1577310799/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1...