Native American Wisdom (Journal for the Native American Bookbox)

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ISBN: 1561383074 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingerishkigalwing of Salt Lake City, Utah USA on 3/11/2013
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingerishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, March 11, 2013

Sending this little book along to be a journal for my Native American Shrinking Bookbox.

This box is both fiction and non~~mysteries, general fiction, memoirs, biographies, spirituality, tales of origin, poetry, history, SF ~~whatever, as long as it is by or about Indigenous America.

Most rules are pretty standard: move along in a couple of weeks (let me know if there's an issue), no trashed books, be considerate of your fellow bookcrossers, journal the box and the books you remove, please DC the box when you post it on. Oh, and since it's a shrinking box, please put in one less book than you take out :-D

But as I've thought about it, I do have a couple of "rules" specific to this box. One is: no more than two Tony Hillerman's in the box at any one time. I don't want this to become a Tony Hillerman box. Likewise, while I've OK'd YAs, I don't want it to become a YA box, so I'm thinking maybe three max. **

Both of these are really just part of being considerate of your fellow bookcrossers, and maybe especially so since each person farther down the line will have one less book to choose from. Remember, this is a shrinking bookbox. Don't worry though, if you're later in the list~ ~ I'm starting with slightly over 3 times as many books as participants, so even the last person should still have a good choice.

Starting out, the box is about one third mysteries with the remainder a mix of biography/memoir, general fiction , spirituality, history, essays, and one poetry.

Shipping Order:

mssaver<---- here

I will keep the box open, and should anyone else join, I'll add them at the end of the list.

**If the box arrives at your door, and books you have set aside to put in are already in the box, pm me, we'll work it out.

Journal Entry 2 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, March 11, 2013
books starting in this box:

Wife of Moon (Margaret Coel)
Stewball (Peter Bowen)
Hollow Bones (Stephen Paul)
Keeper of the Female Medicine Bundle
Ishi in two Worlds (Theodore Kroeber)
Reservation Blues (Sherman Alexie)
Flight (Sherman Alexie)
Winona's Web (priscilla Cogan)
The Visitant (K &WM Gear)
The Blue Corn Murders (Nancy Pickard)
Black Elk Speaks (John G Niehardt)
The Night Visitor (James D Doss)
Pieces of White Shell (Terry Tempest williams)
The Blessing way (Tony Hillerman)
The Wisdom of the Native Americans (ed Kent Nerburn)
Two Old Women (Velma Wallis)
Touching Spirit Bear (Ben Mikaelson)
Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping With His Daughter (Barry Lopez)
Tome of Death ( D R Meredith)
Butterfly Lost (David Cole)
The Shaman Sings (James D Doss)
Lakota Woman (Mary Crow Dog)
Voices From Wah'kon-tah (Dodge and McCillough, eds)
Breakup (Dana Stabenow)
Wild Indigo (Sandi Ault)
Lame Deer, seeker of Visions (John Fire Lame Deer w Richard Erdoes)
Cherokee Voices: Early Accounts of Cherokee Life in the East ( Vicki Rozema)
The Man Who Killed The Deer: A Novel of Pueblo Indian Life (Frank Waters )
{the last two were generously donated by labbmomm, and sent to jge}

Journal Entry 3 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Monday, April 01, 2013
Wow, there are really some great books in this box! I have started with this cute little book on Native American Wisdom, which is really quite nice. I love the old photos! I'll make sure to put it back in when the box goes travelling again.

Released 7 yrs ago (4/8/2013 UTC) at -- By post or by hand-ie ring, trade, RABCK, meet in San Diego, California USA


Off by book box to perryfran in a couple of days.

My husband and I both went through all of the books.

We put in:
"The Bingo Palace" by Louise Erdrich
"Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" by Leslie Marmon Silko

We removed:
"Reservation Blues" by Sherman Alexie
"The Blue Corn Murders" by Nancy Pickard
"The Shaman Sings" by James Doss
"Breakup" by Dana Stabenow
"Wild Indigo" by Sandi Ault

USPS tracking #: 9449010200830787140164

Journal Entry 5 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Received the box in the mail today but haven't had a chance to go through it yet. It's funny - I actually saw some of these small Native American Wisdom books for sale in Chloride, AZ, a little mining town we stopped at on our way to Phoenix a few weeks ago. I have some books set aside for this box so I should be able to send it on soon. Thanks!

Released 7 yrs ago (4/25/2013 UTC) at Erishkigal's Native American Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Great selection of books! My wife and I looked through these and selected 13 of them (I had 12 set aside to replace them). We selected:

Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel
The Bingo Palace by Louise Erdrich
Butterfly Lost by David Cole
Stewball by Peter Bowen
Tome of Death by D.R. Meredith
The Wisdom of Native Americans
Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt
Cherokee Voices
The Night Visitor by James Doss
Hollow Bones by Stephen Paul
Flight by Sherman Alexie
The Visitant by Kathleen and Michael Gear
Ishi by Theodora Kroeber


Cry Dance by Kirk Mitchell
Black Robe by Brian Moore
White Indian by Donald Porter
Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
The White Indian Boy by E.N. Wilson
Panther in the Sky by James Thom
Follow the River by James Thom
The Cheyennes by Adamson Hoebel

Thanks Erishkigal for starting this box. I have hyphen8's address and will get the box in the mail.

USPS Tracking # 9549010692483115428531

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 12, 2013
Yay, the box arrived! Looks like there are some goodies, but also at least three of the books I'd set aside are already in the box:

Lakota Woman
Touching Spirit Bear
Two Old Women

So..I'm still reading a couple of the books I want to put in instead. I'll plan to get this box back out NEXT week, after the book festival on the 18th.

Thanks for including me. I'll PM AlterEgoZoe for an address.

Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 12, 2013
Also, I see that perryfran mentioned Chloride, Arizona. I've heard of Chloride because of Donna Myers and her (now completed) Make a Book a Day challenge. :)

Journal Entry 9 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, May 17, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (5/16/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


I replaced the box because it had a nice airhole along one of the side seams that I could fit most of my fingers through...

Put in 9: some nonfiction, some fiction, and a graphic novel

Ada Blackjack
Operation Shatterhand
Great Speeches by Native Americans
Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii
Indian Captive
The Painted Drum
Vanishing Act
Enemy Way

Took out 1 from labmomnm:
The Man Who Killed the Deer

3 from Erishkigal:
The Blessing Way
Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with his Daughter
Winona's Web

6 from perryfran:
Cry Dance
Black Robe
Follow the River
Panther in the Sky
The White Indian Boy
Sin Killer

And a great Banned Book Week bookmark.

Thanks for including me!

The box is now headed for Pennsylvania:
DC# 9549 0107 5024 3136 3816 27
ETA 6/05/13

Released for Secretariat's 2013 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 19).

Journal Entry 10 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Received today. I will go thru it very soon. :D

Journal Entry 11 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, June 15, 2013
Taking out:
The Painted Dream
Ada Blackjack
One Thousand White Women
Two Old Women

Putting in:
10 Little Indians (short stories by S. Alexie)- journal/11820909
Ill Wind (Mystery by N. Barr) - journal/11821935
Heyoka Blood (Mystery by H. Schlereth) - journal/7818628

Added a few postcards and a bookmark as well. Will contact next participant asap.

Journal Entry 12 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, July 01, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (7/1/2013 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA


After a long wait, I finally got this mailed to Olivia.

DC# 9552110991683182410470

Journal Entry 13 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 07, 2013
I have received the book box, thank you.

I am taking out:
Enemy Way by Aimee and David Thurlo
Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski (for my daughter to read)

I am putting in:
The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran
The Living
Thirteen Moons

Off to Azuki next.

Journal Entry 14 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, July 15, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (7/15/2013 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA


Box is now on its way to Azuki

Journal Entry 15 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, July 29, 2013
Box is here! I've gone through it and selected the ones I like already. I was planning to put in an extra book, as I have read up a few, but then realized this is a shrinking box!!! Hmmm... I guess my extra books will have to wait for the next round? (hint, hint!)

Journal Entry 16 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I'm taking out:

Voices from Wah'kon-tah
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit
Lakota Woman
Keeper of the Female Medicine Bundle
Touching Spirit Bear

and putting in:

Where the Broken Heart Still Beats
On the Rez
Narrative of my Captivity among the Sioux Indians
In Fond Remembrance of Me

I am waiting for k00kaburra's new address. She is now in Utah interning at he Anasazi State Park Museum. There are so many tribes in this box it'll be quite a pow-wow!

Thanks for organizing the box. I'd love to see it again in the future as I have quite a few that didn't get to go into the box this round!

Journal Entry 17 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Monday, October 14, 2013
How funny! This is one of the books we sell in the Anasazi State Park gift shop :)

Anyway, I'm so sorry it took me so long to mark this box as "arrived". I'm not sure how long it was at the museum, but one of my coworkers found it in a stack in our supply closet with a shipment of shopping bags!

Journal Entry 18 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
PM'd heartthumper today.

Journal Entry 19 by k00kaburra at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, October 20, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (10/19/2013 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


The bookbox was sent on to heartthumper yesterday!

Journal Entry 20 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Box arrived today. Will make my selections and send it on.

Journal Entry 21 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Great Box! Thanks for including me.

I'm taking out:
The Living
Ruling Chiefs
Thirteen Moons
Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians
The Eagle Catcher

I'm adding:
She Who Remembers
Bingo Palace
Creek Mary's Blood
Mother Earth Father Sky

I did replace the box as the corners were falling apart. Hope to mail today.

Deliver Confirmation # 9114 9011 5981 8162 4535 92

Journal Entry 22 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Home again, home again, jiggiitty-jog. The box is home again, happily smaller than when it left :) And also happily, I only want to keep a half-dozen of them~never thought I'd hear myself say that! But time grows shorter before I have to move (and I'm still looking for a place I can afford that is animal-friendly), and I am culling ever-more ruthlessly. And not just books. EVERYthing. :( It's HARD!

So, thank you all for playing :D I'll likely only get a few books a day journalled, but will get through them all as quickly as I can.

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