In times of social and spiritual decline, there arose among many American Indian cultures men and women who brought their people back to a life of spirit and right relationship. The first section of this book tells the stories of three of these great people: two heroes of flesh and bone and one heroine of spiritual origin. They give us hope that in times of disarray and despair, a culture can be turned around to walk a more wholesome path. The second section of this book offers stories from the Lakota that teach us the dire consequences in store for those who chose to live a life of self-centered pursuit. In all of them, we're reminded that only a life lived in integrity and service is a life worth living.
Kurt Kaltreider, PhD, is of Nanticoke, German and English descent. He graduated from Gettysburg College and holds an MA and PhD in philosophy and clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee. Kaltreider is a leading authority on mathematical value theory, or formal axiology, upon which he based a highly successful investment model, which he uses to explore human values. As a result of the erosion of traditional Indian cultures, he devotes himself full-time to the protection and support of the ways of his ancestors.