To You We Shall Return by Joseph M. Marshall III
Lessons About Our Planet from the Lakota

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“Grandmother, you who listen and hear all, you from whom all good things come…It is your embrace we feel when we return to you…”  This traditional Lakota prayer to Grandmother Earth opens Joseph Marshall III's newest work, a meditation on our connection to the land and an exhortation to respect it. Using a combination of personal anecdote, detailed history, and Lakota tales, Marshall takes us back to his childhood and shows us how we, too, can learn to love our planet.
Although he was educated in Euro-American schools, Marshall had the benefit of growing up with wise grandparents who taught him never to walk a path without knowing the trail from which he'd come: that the bow does not make the hunter, and above all, that the earth can be boundlessly generous-if we can learn to accept its gifts.

About Joseph M. Marshall III

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Joseph M. Marshall III_ is a teacher, historian, writer, and a Lakota craftsman and archer. He has won multiple awards for his screenplays, fiction, and historical books, including The Lakota Way (Viking Compass, 2002), and is the recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award. Raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, he is one of the few voices empowered to share the authentic wisdom teachings of his people to non-Native Americans. See
Published October 5, 2010 by Sterling Ethos. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, History. Non-fiction

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