Native American Daily Life and Spirituality Inseparable

Inseparability of Native American Spirituality and Everyday Life
I’m reposting this original article because I think it says best what I wanted to express on this subject. I did recently write a second article on this subject and you’re welcome to check it out as well.
I recently learned about this aspect of Native American life through the writing of Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), a part Santee Sioux raised in a traditional Native American home, who later was educated as a doctor in American colleges. He wrote eloquently about Native American life in the early 20th century. He wrote that daily life and spirituality, as lived purely by original peoples, were not really even two elements tightly interwoven. Rather, the people viewed their existence and lived their lives AS a manifestation of spirituality and spiritual creation. To them, there was no difference; they were inseparable.

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How Takoda Taught Tacu: Learning Through Observation, Experience & Practice

American Indians have always had many ways of passing skills, knowledge and wisdom about life to their
children. America’s First People knew that
observation, experience and practice were essential to prepare young tribe members to participate in
and excel in life. So, one of the most interesting and effective methods was to take each child out into the plains, mountains and forests to observe. An animal, its tracks, clouds, birds,
rodents—anything could be observed until the child attained …

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Review and Interview of The Way of the Eagle

November 26, 2012

Laurie, a well known book blogger, recently reviewed The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening and interviewed me on her site, “Laurie’s Paranormal Features.”  I was
honored to be selected for a review on this busy and interesting blogsite.

Here is the link!

Laurie’s Paranormal Features

All the best,
D.E. Lamont

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The Way of the Eagle Named Medal-winning Finalist in 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

I’m proud to announce that The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening was
named a Medal-Winning Finalist in the Novella category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
 

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Global Ebook Award Nomination Honors L.A.’s Original People, The Tongva

If you asked a person on the street who the original inhabitants of Los Angeles were,
many would say the Spanish, and others the Mexicans. And some might say the film companies! None of these would be correct.

The original peoples of Los Angeles were a culturally rich tribe called the Gabrielino-Tongva, or just the Tongva, which means “People of the Earth.” The name “Gabrielino” was used
because so many Tongva lived …

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