Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land

Written by N. Scott Momaday

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  N. Scott Momaday’s poignant book Earth Keeper asks: Have we forgotten the wisdom of loving the natural world? We need to remember.

Momaday is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who 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 – and how they “belong to the land.” In this deeply moving book, Momaday reminds us how to love, celebrate, and preserve the natural world.

“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.”

We reach for our copy of this book frequently to guide us back to our love of nature. May you be an Earth Keeper and dance in time with the rhythms of our planet.

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