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JOSEPH MARSHALL: WISDOM OF A LAKOTA ELDER

Tami Simon speaks with Joseph M. Marshall III, a teacher, historian, writer, storyteller, and a Lakota craftsman. Joseph’s expansive body of work includes nine nonfiction books, three novels, and numerous essays, stories, and screenplays. With Sounds True, he has produced the audio programs Quiet Thunder and Keep Going, as well as the book Walking with Grandfather: The Wisdom of Lakota Elders, which includes a CD of stories. In this episode, Tami speaks with Joseph about the inheritance of wisdom he received from his grandparents, the central teachings of the Lakota people, the sense of guilt and shame that many Euro-Americans feel when reflecting on the tragedies of American history, and a story about the power of awareness and looking back. (47 minutes)