Why I Return to Makoce by Lois Red Elk

Why I Return to Makoce by Lois Red Elk


The poems in Why I Return to Makoce tell of the immense loss of land and life and language that American Indians have endured, but they ultimately assert a powerful call to action for tribal people to make some serious decisions and changes for the future of [our] children. These poems, which are steeped in Lakota cultural traditions, urge us to take a deep breath, to take initiative, and to not allow ourselves to drift back to the safety of chains. They encourage readers to believe that change is possible and that it is through our reconnection with the spirit realm, the real world that we can heal ourselves and our communities.-- Heather Cahoon author of Elk Medicine

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