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Collected Works Bookstore proudly presents author Joseph Marshall III for a discussion of his latest book, The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage: Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow.
Joseph Marshall is a member of the Sicangu (Rosebud Sioux) tribe. Raised in a Lakota-speaking household, he learned the ancient tradition of oral storytelling from a young age. He is the author of nine nonfiction books, three novels, a collection of short stories and essays, and several screenplays. A proud educator, he co-founded Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Reservation in 1971.
In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Marshall explores the metaphorical significance of the bow and arrow in Lakota tradition. In the bow's resilience and flexibility, the arrow's grace and power, and the archer's focus and patience the Lakota find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose, and simplicity. Marshall builds upon this central metaphor to create a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom.