Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land

Written by N. Scott Momaday

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  Have we forgotten the wisdom of loving the natural world? We need to remember. N. Scott Momaday is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and a great guide. He has devoted much of his life to celebrating and preserving Native American culture and traditions. In this wonderful book of prose, he reflects on nature and its influence on his people – “belong to the land.” In this deeply moving book, N. Scott Momaday reminds us how to love the natural world and celebrate and preserve it.

“When we dance, the earth trembles. When our steps fall on the earth, we feel the shudder of life beneath us, and the earth feels the beating of our hearts, and we become one with the earth. We shall not sever ourselves from the earth. We must chant our being, and we must dance in time with the rhythms of the earth. We must keep the earth.”  *page 12

We reach for our copy of this book frequently to guide us back to our love of nature. May you dance in time with the rhythms of the earth.

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