Taking inspiration from John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize winning Profiles in Courage, Steven McFadden presents the stories and thinking of 17 contemporary Native American spiritual elders in this widely acclaimed book. As our existing culture shifts, what to the ancient ones who have been trained in the sacred Traditions of Turtle Island (North America) have to say to us? With this question and others, journalist McFadden begins his quest to speak with contemporary Native American elders. The elders offer penetrating and poetic insight on a host of crucial matters. This bestselling book was updated, to tell the stories and share the observations of the elders 10 years after the original date of publication.
Praise for Profiles in Wisdom:
“Profiles in Wisdom does a fine job not only of presenting the dignity, complexity, and wit of important Indian philosophers and religious leaders, but also of issuing cautions agains easy uplift and wisdom injections…There are some stirring and unexpected powers unleashed in this book.” – New York Times Book Review
“This wise and provocative collection is highly recommended.” – Library Journal
“Our leaders should sit and listen to the counsel Steven McFadden has gathered in this book.” – John Elvin, The Washington Times