July 28, 2012

Means releases new book online

Russell Means Releases New Book Online Russell Means has released his latest book, "If You've Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You've Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy," online.

Means, who was one of the leaders of the American Indian Movement during the Wounded Knee siege in 1973, released "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means" in 1995.

His latest endeavor was co-written by Bayard Johnson. "If You've Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You've Lost Your Way" takes the reader on a journey into the intriguing and little understood belief system and world view shared by many American Indians and other indigenous people around the world.

The American Indian way of living has almost nothing in common with the patriarchal philosophies and religions of Europe and Asia, and this book helps explain the violent clash of cultures that continues to erupt between indigenous and industrial societies whenever they come into contact anywhere in the world.
Comment:  For more on Russell Means, see Oglala Sioux Tribe Honors Means and Means at Wounded Knee Conference.

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