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Nerburn, Kent 1946-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 172 publications in 5 languages and 10,074 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Quotations  Speeches  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: E99.D1, 978.0049752
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Most widely held works by Kent Nerburn
Chief Joseph & the flight of the Nez Perce : the untold story of an American tragedy by Kent Nerburn( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores myths and historical facts pertaining to the life of Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph in an account that challenges beliefs about the role he played in the tribe's retreat and documents the tragic destruction of the Nez Perce way of life
Native American wisdom( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of quotations by Native Americans divided into eleven categories, including the ways of learning, the ways of living, and the ways of the white man, with historical background
Wisdom of the native Americans by Kent Nerburn( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These thought-provoking teachings from respected Native American leaders and thinkers provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life
Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder by Kent Nerburn( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Native American elder travels through Indian towns, introducing readers to a vivid cast of characters
Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder by Kent Nerburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows by Kent Nerburn( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A casual note left on the windshield of a car. The death of an old dog. And author Kent Nerburn unexpectedly finds himself back on the Dakota reservation where more than a decade before he traveled with the elder, Dan, whose thoughts he chronicled in the classic of Native American studies, Neither Wolf nor Dog. Now almost ninety, Dan wants Nerburn to assist in the unlikely task of burying Fatback, the old Labrador who had been Dan's closest companion during his twilight years. Though the request makes little sense, Nerburn agrees out of respect for the tribal elder. Once on the reservation, he finds that Dan's purpose runs far deeper. Dan wants Kent's assistance in finding out what happened to his little sister, Rose Bear, who disappeared from a reservation boarding school almost eighty years before. Accompanied by Dan's friend, Grover, and an odd little dog named Charles Bronson who Dan is convinced was sent to him by Fatback, the three men embark upon a journey into the hidden corners of Dan's past. Their travels take them through dusty hilltop cemeteries and ghostly abandoned boarding schools, into the dark confines of sweat lodges and the easy laughter of family compounds deep in the folds of the Dakota hills. Over it all hangs the ghost of Dan's sister, Rose Bear, and the dark truths and secrets of life in the Indian boarding schools. As her story unfolds, Dan bares his heart on subjects ranging from Indians' notion of time to the education of children and the spiritual presence of the land. The Wolf at Twilight is destined to take its place alongside Neither Wolf nor Dog as a book that will change forever the way readers look at America and her history. It will take you to places of the land and heart that few others ever see
Letters to my son : reflections on becoming a man by Kent Nerburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author talks about the difference between manhood and maleness
Simple truths : clear & gentle guidance on the big issues in life by Kent Nerburn( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on education and learning, work, money, possessions, giving, travel, loneliness and solitude, love, marriage, parenthood, strength, tragedy and suffering, the spiritual journey, elders, and death
The hidden beauty of everyday life by Kent Nerburn( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chance encounter with a boy on a bicycle, a young girl's graduation from eighth grade - these and other small moments are the subjects of this beautifully written collection. In elegant prose, Kent Nerburn uncovers the wonder hidden just beneath the surface of everyday life, offering poignant glimpses into the grace of ordinary days." -- publisher website (October 2006)
The soul of an Indian and other writings from Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman) by Charles A Eastman( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohiyesa, a Dakota Indian also known as Charles Alexander Eastman, was born in Minnesota in 1858. He obtained postgraduate degrees and advised U.S. presidents before returning to traditional living in native forests. This reissue contains Ohiyesa's insights on spirit, the human experience, and the white culture's impact on Native American culture
Make me an instrument of Your peace : living in the spirit of the prayer of Saint Francis by Kent Nerburn( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents meditations on the message of St. Francis of Assissi's Canticle of the Sun, and offers reflections on each line of the poem, showing how it can help create a joyous path through life
The girl who sang to the buffalo : a child, an elder, and the light from an ancient sky by Kent Nerburn( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this moving finale to the trilogy that began with Neither Wolf Nor Dog, Kent Nerburn blends history, humor, and heartbreak with a gripping mystery. Once again he visits the Dakota elder Dan and joins in the quest to understand the fate of Dan's little sister, Yellow Bird, a girl with a mystical relationship to animals who disappeared into the Indian boarding school system. Delving beneath the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes that make up so much of our understanding of Native life, Nerburn finds a world that "beats with a different and indomitable heartbeat." Readers are swept up into a great story of the awe-inspiring communion of human, animal, and nature that underlies the many things we can learn from our land's native people"--
The wisdom of the great chiefs : the classic speeches of Chief Red Jacket, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small graces : the quiet gifts of everyday life by Kent Nerburn( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Small Graces is a journey into the sacred moments that illuminate our everyday lives. In twenty pieces, writer, sculptor, and theologian Kent Nerburn celebrates the daily rituals that reveal our deeper truths Through the exploration or simple acts. Small Graces reminds us to chart a course each day that nourishes the soul, honors the body, and engages the mind."--Jacket
A haunting reverence : meditations on a northern land by Kent Nerburn( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to my son : a father's wisdom on manhood, life, and love by Kent Nerburn( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this newly revised edition, author Kent Nerburn extends his horizons with sections on education, competition, and more. Although written from a father to a son, this eloquent collection carries timeless wisdom for us all
Views from the reservation by John Willis( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calm surrender : walking the hard road of forgiveness by Kent Nerburn( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing for the need for forgiveness in a frequently unjust world, the author of Simple Truths shares the personal experiences of individuals mistreated by the modern world, who found new meaning in their lives through the difficult path to forgiveness
Chief Joseph & the flight of the Nez Perce : the untold story of an American tragedy by Kent Nerburn( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men, women, and children from their homelands in what is now eastern Oregon through the most difficult, mountainous country in western America to the high, wintry plains of Montana. There, only forty miles from the Canadian border and freedom, Chief Joseph, convinced that the wounded and elders could go no farther, walked across the snowy battlefield, handed his rifle to the U.S. military commander who had been pursuing them, and spoke his now-famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." The story has been told many times, but never before in its entirety or with such narrative richness. Drawing on four years of research, interviews, and 20,000 miles of travel, Nerburn takes us beyond the surrender to the captives' unlikely welcome in Bismarck, North Dakota, their tragic eight-year exile in Indian Territory, and their ultimate return to the Northwest. Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of Joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their homeland. Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull. Its events brush against the California Gold Rush, the Civil War, the great western pioneer migration, and the building of the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad. Once you have read this groundbreaking work, you will never look at Chief Joseph, the American Indian, or our nation's westward journey in the same way again."--Publisher's website
Voices in the Stones : Life Lessons from the Native Way by Kent Nerburn( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do not begrudge the white man his presence on this land. Though he doesn't know it yet, he has come here to learn from us."--A Shoshone elder The genius of the Native Americans has always been their profound spirituality and their deep understanding of the land and its ways. For three decades, author Kent Nerburn has lived and worked among the Native American people. Voices in the Stones is a unique collection of his encounters, experiences, and reflections during that time. He takes us inside a traditional Native feast to show us how the children are taught to respect the elders. He brings us to an isolated prairie rock outcropping where a young Native man and his father show us how the power of ceremony connects the present with the ancient voices of the past. At a dusty roadside café he introduces us to an elder who remembers the time when his ancestors could talk to animals. In these and other deeply touching stories, Nerburn reveals the spiritual awareness that animates all of Native American life, and shows us how we have much to learn from one another if only we have the heart to listen
 
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Chief Joseph & the flight of the Nez Perce : the untold story of an American tragedy
Alternative Names
Kent Nerburn Author

Nerburn, Kent Michael 1946-

너번, 켄트 1946-

ナ-バ-ン, ケント 1946-

ナーバーン, ケント

ネルバーン, ケント

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Native American wisdomWisdom of the native AmericansNeither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elderNeither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elderThe wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadowsSimple truths : clear & gentle guidance on the big issues in lifeThe hidden beauty of everyday lifeThe soul of an Indian and other writings from Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman)