A great storyteller and a true wiseman, Joseph Marshall, a Sicangu elder, draws on Lakota legend and rich personal experience to bring you this collection of beautifully crafted stories. Throughout their warp and weft he eloquently delivers some hard truths in a gentle and illuminating package. His message for today s world is that we shall surely sink beneath the floodwaters of tomorrow if we do not embrace the wisdom of yesterday. His stories remind the soul of the sanctity, simplicity and sweetness of life when we seek peace in simple, universal values. They inspire quiet contemplation of nature as symbols of the indwelling, magical life of larger spiritual reality which is the true human heritage. An enriching, rewarding, and unforgettable read.