Shadows & Dust, Vol. III, Issue 5

Some of the topics and titles I’ve been looking into lately include:

  • A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek by Ari Kelman — I have a feeling this will become one of my most commonly referenced books. It’s the most readable and perhaps most balanced scholarly account of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. I’m currently in the process of doing some research and sounding out some different opportunities in starting “pilgrimage from below” tours at the site of the battle, starting this fall.
  • Broken: A Love Story by Lisa Jones — Returning to this book, as I seem to keep running up against things Native American these days. This book is a memoir by a Boulder writer and her friendship with a disabled Arapaho healer and horse whisperer. Very well written and thought-provoking.
  • The West directed by Ken Burns — This classic, sweeping PBS documentary about the American West, has some worthwhile nuggets regarding the view of 19th-century Americans toward faith and the needs and people in need.
  • Hood by Stephen Lawhead — Another old favorite, this retelling of the Robin Hood legend is my very favorite out there. This is the first of the King Raven Trilogy.
  • Celtic Daily Prayer — This one is worth recommending one more month! I visited Nether Springs, the (now former) Mother House of the Northumbria Community in England in 2007, and I heartily recommend the community’s morning and evening prayer songs to you! They’re now available via Internet download instead of only on CD, so please check them out.
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