I’m reading two books that Richard Twiss recommended, God is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria, Jr. and Neither Wolf nor Dog by Kent Nerburn. Both serve as introductions to Indian ways of being and thinking. The first is academic writing, the second is more narrative. Many of Deloria’s themes are explained beautifully in Nerburn’s writing. The books explain that whites love the idea of being Indian, but only to a point. They want to experience enough to be able to pull out at any time and of course always maintain their leverage. Kent Nerburn is a white guy and is always conscious of this. Deloria’s book is an Indian theology on par with any European models I’ve read. I’m on his section on history, space and time right now. Quite good.