The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky (Paperback)

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This compelling mystery reveals the fate of a Lakota girl with mystical connection to animals who disappeared from an Indian boarding school. A gentle, profound, insightful exposure to the magical lifeways and spiritual world of the Lakota. — Nancy Scheemaker

This book is the 3rd in a series but it stands alone as well. It also nearly defies description, Native American History, Mystery,Spirituality, Travel Lit.; it is all of that and more. Deeply spiritual often heart-rending but joyously humorous Nerburn weaves the inward journeys we take in life within a framework of a true mystery - the search for a lost child. It is also about the teachers and companions we take with us on these adventures; both two legged and four legged ones. — Maeve Noonan

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A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the "old ones" still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and the complex, unforgettable characters we have come to know from Neither Wolf nor Dog and The Wolf at Twilight. Part history, part mystery, part spiritual journey and teaching story, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo is filled with the profound insight into humanity and Native American culture we have come to expect from Nerburn's journeys. As the American Indian College Fund has stated, once you have encountered Nerburn's stirring evocations of America's high plains and incisive insights into the human heart, "you can never look at the world, or at people, the same way again.

About the Author


A two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Kent Nerburn is the author of thirteen books on spirituality and Native themes, including Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce (featured on the History Channel), Simple Truths, and The Wisdom of the Native Americans. He lives in northern Minnesota.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781608680153
ISBN-10: 1608680150
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Pages: 391
Language: English
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