"This book is certain to become a classic in Native American literature as well as a guide for anyone who seeks larger spiritual truths. Marshall, a Sicangu elder, is well on his way to becoming an elder for all of America."
--Roger Welsch, author of Embracing Fry Bread: Confessions of a Wannabe
"In this fine collection of stories, Marshall eloquently delivers some hard truths in a soft package. His message for today's world: we will surely sink beneath the floodwaters of tomorrow if we do not embrace the wisdom of yesterday."
--Joseph Starita, author of "I Am a Man" Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice
"Joseph Marshall is more than a great storyteller. He's also a very wise man. In these evocative vignettes from Lakota legend and rich personal experience, he reminds his readers that even in the overstimulated, overstressed 21st century, the greatest peace is to be found in simple, universal values and quiet contemplation."
--Kirk Ellis, writer/producer of TNT's Into the West and HBO's John Adams
"Through the beautiful teachings of his Lakota elders Joseph Marshall shares with the reader many of life's truths. He reminds us of the simplicity and the sanctity of life. There are no new magical answers or solutions to life's mysteries in this collection, but there are certainly powerful lessons that one can choose to embrace. When you read this book you will be motivated to rekindle the person you were when you began this journey."
--Judi M. Gaiashkibos, an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs