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The Path Inward – Native American Poem

The Path Inward – Native American Poem

Read this powerful short poem by a Native American Quinnipiac sachem. For anyone concerned for the rights of America’s indigenous people, this book is important.

Iron Thunderhorse was imprisoned in a Texas penitentiary–wrongfully, as many believe–in 1978. Since that time he has been repeatedly tortured by the guards.

Despite his mistreatment and the unjustness of his hopeless position, Thunderhorse maintains a strong spirit. Here is his poem:

You must listen
with believing hearts
to the sound of
the wild things.
All good souls
the path

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From Following the Footprints of a Stone Giant: the Life and Times of Iron Thunderhorse, by Ruth Mahweeyeuh Thunderhorse (Infinity Publishing, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Ruth Mahweeyeuh Thunderhorse.
From Following the Footprints of a Stone Giant: the Life and Times of Iron Thunderhorse, by Ruth Mahweeyeuh Thunderhorse (Infinity Publishing, 2007).

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3:47AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Knowing oneself is a vital step to happiness

3:43AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

I love this poem...:)

4:24PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Beautiful poem. Thanks.

12:07PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

I love it, it's really beautiful.

8:13AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012


8:45AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Most Americans and the rest of the World is completely ignorant of the plight of the Native Americans and the largest Genocide, cultural and physical ever perpetrated in our Human animal's history..

6:37PM PDT on May 20, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:04AM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Thanks for the info.

12:42AM PDT on Apr 29, 2010

beautiful poem! you may be in prison, but your spirit is free! may our hearts beat with indigenous peoples. may we learn from their heart's wisdom. God bless you, Iron Thunderhorse!

4:51AM PST on Feb 22, 2010

My heart cries for the Natives. As a society we should be ashamed! Free Leonard! TY, noted

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