James B Beard aka Noodin
A Northeast American Cultural Resource
A doorway to understanding between people
White Mocs on the Red Road / Walking Spirit in a Native Way
Paperback or Hard Cover, 178 pages
To begin to know spirit through the teachings of the ancients. In a time of transition, one begins to look for answers about living that seem to be missing in life. It seems as if the fulfillment of the promise of the American dream is somehow incomplete. One begins to look for something to fill in the missing pieces. Noodin searched for that missing part and almost literally stumbled on the first people of this land. As he began to learn of their continued existence, they led him on an extraordinary path of understanding. These people who he did not even know still existed, continue to have the gifts of a beautiful culture that respects all things. The goal for Noodin then became to find those gifts.
Ratings & Reviews
October 16, 2012
By H. Thomas
Gentle, moving and written from the heart. This is more than just one mans journey, it is a glittering diamond of rare value.
White Mocs on the Red Road May 17, 2012
White Mocs on the Red Road
Joe and I both enjoyed reading Jim's book
Jan. 7, 2011
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in knowing more about the First Peoples, and specifically, the Ojibwe tribes of the upper Great Lakes and Canada. There are many books out there today which can give us an understanding of life and cultures of the First Peoples. This book is more multi-layered than most in its' approach to helping us go deeper into their way of life, their thought processes, their ceremonies and what the ceremonies mean, and finally, what one must do in order to truly follow and live on the Red Road. It's one of those books that is so multi-layered that it begs for many reads in order to appreciate all of the messages. If you are looking to be told what to do in your quest of spiritual understanding and enlightenment, this book is not for you. If you are looking for pointers and guidance, and hence be able to decide for yourself what path to take, then this book is a must read. Nice job Noodin, and Miigwich.
If you have an interest in the cultural ways of the Northeastern Native American people please contact me.