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Earth keeper : reflections on the American land

Author: N Scott Momaday
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In Earth Keeper: Reflections on an American Land, Momaday reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. "When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors, I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the earth." he writes. Earth Keeper is a story of attachment, rooted in oral tradition.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Momaday, N. Scott, 1934-
Earth keeper
[New York, NY] : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
(DLC) 2020025783
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N Scott Momaday
ISBN: 9780063009332 0063009331 9780063009349 006300934X
OCLC Number: 1158509502
Description: 65 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Prologue --
The dawn --
The dusk --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: N. Scott Momaday.

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"In Earth Keeper: Reflections on an American Land, Momaday reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. "When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors, I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the earth." he writes. Earth Keeper is a story of attachment, rooted in oral tradition. Momaday recalls stories of his childhood that have been passed down through generations, stories that reveal a profound and sacred connection to the American landscape and a reverence for the natural world. In this moving work, he offers an homage and a warning. Momaday reminds us that the Earth is a sacred place of wonder and beauty; a source of strength and healing that must be protected before it's too late. As he so eloquently yet simply reminds us, we must all be keepers of the Earth"--

In this collection of essays and poems (most one page in length), Momaday reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. A member of the Kiowa tribe who grew up on Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo reservations, he recalls stories of his childhood that have been passed down through generations, stories that reveal a profound and sacred connection to the American landscape and a reverence for the natural world. In doing so, Momaday offers an homage and a warning: the Earth is a sacred place of wonder and beauty; a source of strength and healing that must be protected before it's too late. We must all be keepers of the Earth. -- adapted from jacket

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