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Publisher Description

1996 Minnesota Book Award winner — A Native American book

The heart of the Native American experience: In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Kent Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It’s a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies. This edition features a new introduction by the author, Kent Nerburn.

“This is a sobering, humbling, cleansing, loving book, one that every American should read.” — Yoga Journal

If you enjoyed Empire of the Summer Moon, Heart Berries, or You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, you’ll love owning and reading Neither Wolf nor Dog by Kent Nerburn.

September 7
New World Library
Whatever Publishing Inc. DBA New World Library

Customer Reviews

Mahdavid ,

Neither Wolf nor Dog

This is an amazing book: at once providing a very sad, poignant history of some Lakota people along with the deep, deep pain experienced while at the same time provoking some degree of understanding of the very complex issues surrounding the inherent racism in our own history. It is a living story in which we are still the subjects. It should be required reading in every school.

Calireader90210 ,

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Couldn't put it down. This book changed my views and what I was told. Can't wait for the movie.

Cunsi ,

Neither wolf nor dog

I cried, laughed and got angry with this well written account from a native in the Dakota's. Truly knowing the personal history how native Americans survive today with pride, humor and sorrow, is well represented here. Before white men came, they never thought they were poor or ignorant. JLS

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