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Touch The Earth: A Self Portrait Of Indian Existence By T.C. McLuhan,

  • Title: Touch The Earth: A Self Portrait Of Indian Existence
  • Author: T.C. McLuhan
  • ISBN: 9780349122915
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and the winding strams with tangled growth, as wild Only to the white man was nature a wilderness and only to him was the land infested with wild animals and savage people To us it was tame Earth was boutiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery Not until the hairyWe did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and the winding strams with tangled growth, as wild Only to the white man was nature a wilderness and only to him was the land infested with wild animals and savage people To us it was tame Earth was boutiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it wild for us, it was that for us the Wild West began TOUCH THE EARTH is a selection of statements and writings by North American Indians, chosen to illuminate the course of Indian history and the abiding values of Indian life Together they recount the pain of the Indian as he watched the white man kill the wild herbs and overrun the sacred lands of his ancestors Mystified at first by the white man s ways, the Indian tone guves way first to anger, then desperation and, finally hopelessness More than 50 pages of photographs, taken by the American photographer Edward S Curtis in the early years of this century, complement the text.
    Touch The Earth A Self Portrait Of Indian Existence We did not think of the great open plains the beautiful rolling hills and the winding strams with tangled growth as wild Only to the white man was nature a wilderness and only to him was the land in

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    1. This beautiful book from 1971 tells the story of how the American Indians lost their land and their hunting rights under all the lying promises and deceitful actions of the white man The story is told through the words of the Indians themselves, which are quite moving and profound The story is not meant to be comprehensive, and the stories are from various tribes and times There are also sepia toned photos of Indians, villages, warriors, etc that are quite spectacular Reading how the Indians tru [...]

    2. This is a fabulous book Mine was published in 1971 Someone gave it to my dad for Christmas that year He has a little Chippewa and also some Huron from way back in his family tree You would never know it because we re all blonde and blue eyed Still he has a love of nature like no one I ve ever known and he passed that on to me That s something that can t be bred out I guess It stays in your spirit forever Indian spirit.

    3. Quote from this book Our land is valuable than your money It will last forever It will not even perish by the flames of fire As long as the sun shines and the water flows, this land will be here to give life

    4. A people s connection with the earth broken with disrespect, as they held onto their beliefs, we all lost a piece of history and a way of life A reflection of nature through their eyes.

    5. This is another favorite of reading the haunting travesties of human kind against the American Native peoples Their struggles to fight for their rights land love of their life are inspirational.

    6. z celej kni ky c ti ak si sm tok a horkos spravodliv hnev uvedomila som si, ko ko m lo o tom v etkom viem, teda samozrejme v etci vedia, e boli Indi ni utl an a vyhnan do rezerv ci , ale ke som tala t to knihu uvedomila som si, e je t to moja vedomos ve mi povrchn , e vlastne neviem ni jedin , o mi vadilo bola repetet vnos v poved ja viem, e je mo n , e sa ich n zory asto zhoduj , ale to je u pr ca zostavovate a publik cie, aby to ustriehol.

    7. I enjoyed the nature quotes especially and that some history of the speaker was included What we did to the Indians was horrible They had such passion for their lands, it was wrong to expect them to move.

    8. Interesting survey of photos, biographical sketches, historical summaries and lots of abundant and appropriate quotes covering much of Native American history in North America from the 1700 s onward The book presents a very sympathetic picture of these people s culture and behavior prior to the white man, not treating their internecine wars and less savory religious and cultural practices The book doesn t pretend to be an exhaustive survey, just a sketchy taste of the complexity of these culture [...]

    9. Quand le dernier arbre serra abattu, la derni re rivi re empoisonn e, le dernier poisson captur , alors seulement vous vous apercevrez que l argent ne se mange pas Proph tie d un Indien CreeLes proph ties Indiens Hopis Si l on extrait des choses pr cieuses de la terre, on invitera le d sastre A l approche du Jour de la Purification, il y aura des toiles d araign es tiss es d un bout l autre du ciel Une urne de cendres pourrait un jour tomber du ciel et pourrait faire flamber la terre et bouillir [...]

    10. As is true to my mission, I am trying to recall every book I have ever read Saw this on the shelf in a church meeting room last night I remember this being a gift one of my brothers gave to our father My father had great empathy and sympathy for Native American cultures He always said the treatment of these people was shameful I am so proud to remember him these many years later.

    11. If this was truly published first in 1992, then Claude must have picked it up together I was using it in classes soon afterwards, and appreciated the variety in the choices, which means in the speakers, who speak for themselves.

    12. This books, is what people should look back on when they feel as though, they are looking for answers, that they cannot find elsewhere.

    13. this is a beeeeeeaaaaaaauuuutiful book mine is from 1971 and is a part of my uncle fred collection this is an amazing collection of quotes and photographs.

    14. Excellant series of short thoughts and photographs by Native Americans on themselves and their place in this country, and the effects of historical events.A self portrait of Indian existance.

    15. Stunning collection of writing and orations Smacks hard at the folly of modernity Will likely read multiple times in the future.

    16. This book was beautiful It was both enraging and inspiring and I can only hope that I hold to this feeling and allow it to guide me as I map my future.

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