The Big Little Book of Native American Wit and Wisdom
Who said American Indians have no sense of humor? Relive the scathingly satiric press releases of the American Indian Movement and other humorous, inspiring and heart-rending material from the first 15 years of Panther's Lodge. Read genealogical posts on little-known tribes from the Southeast like the Blackfoot, Yuchi and Whitetop Cherokee (a whole tribe of people with the same last names). More
In the late 1990s the email discussion group “Lost Indian Tribes Southeast” reached out to many small, scattered or “extinct” tribes and subtribes, including Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Shawnee, Powhatan, Yuchi (Euchee), Blackfoot, Moneton, Natchez, Yadkin, Occaneechi, Monacan and others. Its companion website was Panther’s Lodge, the faculty web page of Donald Panther-Yates that followed him from Georgia to the Southwest.
Read some of the heart-felt and inspiring entries from the guestbook in this commemorative collection, made on the occasion of the ultimate transformation of Panther’s Lodge, when it became an indie publishing company in its own right aimed at helping authors of ethnic background and non-traditional interests.
Chapters range from “Being Indian” and “What Is Truth” to pieces on native religion and the Ten Native American Commandments. Contributors include J.C. High Eagle, Russell Means and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' Lossiah family. There has been and will be no other book like this, as the glory days of the American Indian Movement are fading fast. Its truths and timeliness, however, are completely contemporary and relevant today.