Indian Spirit, Revised and Enlarged (Sacred Worlds) [Paperback]
Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Editor), Judith Fitzgerald (Editor), Thomas Yellowtail (Introduction), James Trosper (Foreword)
This fully revised and expanded new edition of Indian Spirit, the popular American Indian photograph-and-quote book, features a new Foreword by Shoshone Sun Dance Chief James Trosper. This completely re-designed edition contains many new quotes, photographs and American Indian motifs. Through its striking combination of stirring oratory and majestic portraiture from the Plains Indian pre-reservation "old-timers," Indian Spirit reveals the very heart of the traditional Native American life-way: a world where dignity of soul, nobility of sentiments, discipline of gesture, and a sense of the Great Spirit in all things, reigned supreme. This heroic ideal of the Native American, blending the courage of the warrior with the wisdom of the priest, stands as a timeless exemplar for all peoples. All royalties will be donated to the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
About the Author
Michael Fitzgerald has written and edited many publications on American Indian spirituality, including Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief, first published in 1991 by the University of Oklahoma Press, which he recorded and edited (now in its fifth printing). Mr. Fitzgerald has been an adopted member of the late Thomas Yellowtail's family and the Crow tribe since 1972. For over 30 years Fitzgerald has spent extensive amounts of time each summer visiting various American Indian tribes throughout the Plains and the Southwest and has attended sacred rites of the Crow, Sioux, Cheyenne, Shoshone and Apache tribes.
Michael Fitzgerald edited the 2001 collection of selected writings of the great American Indian author Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) , Light on the Indian World. He is also the editor of World Wisdom's bestselling publication Indian Spirit (2003) and co-edited Christian Spirit (2004) , The Sermon of All Creation (2005), The Spirit of Indian Women (2005) and The Universal Spirit of Islam: From the Koran and Hadith with his wife Judith.
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: World Wisdom; Rev Enl edition (September 18, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 6 x 0.5 inches