Magic in the World of Alvin Maker: Seventh Son
Magic in the World of Alvin Maker: Red Prophet
With the help of Ta-Kumsaw, Alvin is able to deepen his understanding of his own powers, going far beyond the tricks he had learned to do with his knacks. As a result, Alvin is able to perceive the greensong and feel a connection with the land itself, much as Ta-Kumsaw and the Prophet are able to do.
The ecology of magic turns out to be about the ecology of nature itself, and the balance of the living ecosystem. When Alvin leaves Ta-Kumsaw and returns to his family’s home at the end of the novel, he still hears the greensong around him.
Comment: If it isn't obvious, Ta-Kumsaw and Tenskwa-Tawa are Orson Scott Card's fictional analogues for Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa ("The Prophet").
I don't know, but I suspect many Indians would endorse Ta-Kumsaw's views above. I.e., Card's take on the differences between Native and Western (white man's) views of nature.
As I've said before, I read Seventh Son and the first few issues of RED PROPHET. Both were good but not good enough to compel me to continue the series.
For more on the Alvin Maker series, see Some Thoughts on Orson Scott Card and my review of RED PROPHET.