All Our Relatives by Paul Goble
Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature

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Through carefully chosen stories from the olden days and art that meticulously reflects traditional designs and colors, Goble provides wonderful insights into the spiritual life of the Plains Indians. His intimate knowledge of their world transports the reader into a vision of the sacred beauty and wisdom that defined traditional Native America.
 

About Paul Goble

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Paul Goble is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 40 children's books. His book, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, won the prestigious Caldecott Medal. He lives with his wife in Rapid City, SD.
 
Published May 12, 2005 by World Wisdom. 36 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books.

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The title comes from the Lakota prayer refrain mitakuye oyasin, which means “all my relatives,” or “we are all related.” Each spread holds a story or two, and then a series of quotations or sayings about the animal in the story, all carefully but unobtrusively footnoted.

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— Standing Bear, Lakota • "A man's attitude toward the nature around him, and the animals in nature, is of special importance, because as we respect our created world, so do we show respect for the real world that we cannot see."

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