Naomi Shihhab Nye writes- In Wallowa Country, Oregon, true Nez Perce country, people tune themselves to stones, river, lake bottom, trying to hear more than the bright air. It feels so much older and deeper than the USA there.
Now here's a voice that rings so truly and wonderfully out of the terrible history of native displacement, that wakes the silence right up, speaks straight from the center, without fanfare but with great beauty and grace and more than "a little bit" of wisdom. A big necessary bit! Bravo to Horace Axtell and Margo Argon for the gift of this telling-- May these clear words from the source travel far, and everywhere.
Since my family and I are from the beautiful Wallowa's I have grown up with these mountains, rivers and rocks as my back drop and know the exact locations Horace talks about in his book. Reading this book is just like sitting down and having a conversation with him. I think we have so much to learn from our elders if we would just take the time to listen.
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