It’s important to keep in mind what this little book (barely 60 pages long) is, and what it is not.
What it is: a Hallmark gift book with a 1973 copyright date; a slim collection of Native American song lyrics, poetry, legends, and reproductions of paintings. The translations date as far back as 1923.
What it is not: an in-depth or representative study of Native American culture, art, or literature.
What this book reveals should not be a surprise: that Native Americans experience the same feelings of love and desire for, and devotion to others; that they use song to prepare themselves for battle; and that their songs reflect the important times, activities, and events in their lives...Read More