Harvey Arden

Noble Red Man: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King

Notify me when this product is available:

Mathew King (Noble Red Man), Lakota chief and spiritual leader, spoke with a voice so powerful and so inspirational that even death could not quiet him. King's personal history, vision, and insights are finally compiled in a comprehensive volume and in his own words.In this text, edited to read like an intimate conversation, King speaks at length about Native American spirituality, the necessary role of The Great Mystery in daily life, personal responsibility to one's land and to one's people, and the struggles of the Lakota in an effort to coexist with white people and their expansionist mentality.

The grandson of both Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, King speaks with an unwavering voice that resonates with the struggle of his people and celebrates the endurance of their spirit. He was a great leader in his own right, a respected Elder of the Lakota (Sioux) Nation who offered steadfast commitment to his people and to the land that was his home.He was one of the preeminent leaders of the great Indian Reawakening that began in the late 1960s. He gave political and spiritual counsel to the American Indian Movement (AIM) during and after the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. He continued his commitment to seeing the Black Hills returned to the Lakota nation until the day he passed on to the Great Reality on March 18, 1989.

Published: November 1994
ISBN: 978-1-58270-078-6
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches