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A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the “old ones” still have powers beyond our understanding. In this moving narrative, we travel through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl with an unnerving connection to the past, a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide, and the complex, unforgettable characters we have come to know from Neither Wolf nor Dog and The Wolf at Twilight. Part history, part mystery, part spiritual journey and teaching story, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo is filled with the profound insight into humanity and Native American culture we have come to expect from Nerburn’s journeys. As the American Indian College Fund has stated, once you have encountered Nerburn’s stirring evocations of America’s high plains and incisive insights into the human heart, “you can never look at the world, or at people, the same way again.”

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Nerburn is haunted by a recurring dream about Yellow Bird, the long-missing little sister of his friend, Lakota elder Dan. When he cannot shake the dream, Nerburn goes in search of Dan but first encounters others who pass along mysterious messages for Dan that will reopen memories of the loss of his beloved sister. Nerburn’s timing is auspicious as Dan is near death and has taken up mentoring a four-year-old girl with an uncanny resemblance to Yellow Bird, including her spiritual gifts, communing with animals, and singing more than talking. Because whites perceive her behavior to be odd, the girl is threatened with medication or placement in a white foster home, reminiscent of earlier Indian reeducation efforts. Worried that she represents yet another case of the Indian being driven out from them, Dan and an assortment of allies (not all of them as trusting of Nerburn as he) marshal their forces to protect the girl and her connection to the spirit world. Nerburn takes up his masterful storytelling (Neither Wolf nor Dog,1994; The Wolf at Twilight,2009) to convey the longing of modern Native Americans to stay connected to their culture, the suspicion of outsiders, and the fate of one young girl caught in the balance. --Vanessa Bush

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“A touching and enlightening pursuit of spirit.”
Chris Eyre, director of Smoke Signals

"With poignant prose and a compelling story, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo demonstrates Kent Nerburn''s gift: not just to build bridges between the Native and non-Native world, but to transcend those differences with a narrative that speaks to the heart of the human experience."
Anton Treuer, executive director of the Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center

“Simply riveting. Kent Nerburn has the very rare ability to gently and compassionately teach in a respectful way. I love this book. And so does the rest of our staff.”
Susan White, manager of Birchbark Books

Praise for Kent Nerburn''s books:

“This is storytelling with a greatness of heart.”
Louise Erdrich, National Book Award winner and author of The Round House

“Offers a sensitive, insightful glimpse into a Lakota soul, a feat unattainable by most non-Native writers.”
Joseph M. Marshall III, author of The Lakota Way and The Journey of Crazy Horse

“Perhaps the most significant and insightful work on Native Americans since the writings of Vine Deloria Jr.”
Roger Jourdain, former tribal chairman of the Red Lake Ojibwe nation

About the Author

A two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Kent Nerburn is the author of thirteen books on spirituality and Native themes, including Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce (featured on the History Channel), Simple Truths, and The Wisdom of the Native Americans. He lives in northern Minnesota.

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J. Johnson
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Great book, but a personal struggle was part of my reading
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2015
I am torn how I feel about this book. As a story it is incredible- well written, interesting characters, and a great story. My unease comes from factors outside of the book. When I purchased the book, I didn''t know it was the third part to a trilogy, that the author... See more
I am torn how I feel about this book. As a story it is incredible- well written, interesting characters, and a great story. My unease comes from factors outside of the book.
When I purchased the book, I didn''t know it was the third part to a trilogy, that the author was a white guy, and that it was fiction. I had also purchased Vine Deloria Jr''s Custer Died for Your Sins, which I was reading at the same time. In Vine''s book, one of the points he continually makes is about how white folks continue to see Indians only as they want to see them- mystical, wise, etc and how white folks write most Indian books.
In the midst of Nerburn''s book, one scene involves the scamming of a Indian shop owner who is selling sacred plants. I won''t spoil the book, but a scene a few sections later Nerburn is lectured about how white folks are constantly trying to steal the Indian''s story to make a profit and how nothing is sacred, but is open season for white folks.
This is where I became torn- Nerburn, a white guy, is writing a fictional, albeit historical book, on a mystical figure in Dan surrounded by mystical happenings throughout the book to make a profit. So, how is he different than the shop owner he describes? How is he not yet another white guy painting a picture of how Indians ought to be in order to sell more books?
This is where I was torn as a half Cherokee who also happens to be reading a book by an Indian criticizing how whites often treat Indians and Indian cultures.
Again, the book was so good that I purchased the first one, but I did struggle throughout simply because it was a fictional book taken from real moments. It was still fiction though.
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KristiH
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Another excellent read by Kent Nerburn
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019
This book is the capstone in a trilogy by Kent Nerburn. I loved this story which is much more than just a story. Nerburn’s work explores the Native American experience, philosophy, beliefs in a story format which draws the reader in. There is deep wisdom found I’m these... See more
This book is the capstone in a trilogy by Kent Nerburn. I loved this story which is much more than just a story. Nerburn’s work explores the Native American experience, philosophy, beliefs in a story format which draws the reader in. There is deep wisdom found I’m these pages and I would put the book aside so I could absorb and ponder and then begin reading again. I enjoyed the character development which started in Neither Wolf Nor Dog, ran through Wolf at Twilight, and blossomed into completion in the Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo. I highly recommend Kent Nerburn’s nonfiction work, particularly Voices in the Stones. Through his work I have a new appreciation for and better understanding of Native Americans and their wisdom. When I travel to the Dakotas and Minnesota this year for the second time, it will be with a new respect and appreciation for the sacred beauty and the people who live there.
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"Read Other 2 Books First"
Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2016
I have not read this book yet, because I just finished the 1st book in the series. But my advice to anyone who is going to buy it, Is to read 2 other books first. They are: "Neither Wolf nor Dog" read it first. Then read: "The Wolf at Twilight" second... See more
I have not read this book yet, because I just finished the 1st book in the series. But my advice to anyone who is going to buy it, Is to read 2 other books first. They are: "Neither Wolf nor Dog" read it first. Then read: "The Wolf at Twilight" second and then read "The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo". It is actually a series of the same story and you will understand it a lot better if you read all 3 in the above order. They are all written by Kent Nerburn and they are better understood if read in that order. Well worth spending the small amount you will have to pay. This way you have a lot of references from the previous books you have read. I would give this advice to anyone who would ask. I hope this review helps you, because if not read in order, it''s like watching a movie and only watching the ending.
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Marie Johns
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A lesson in Native American history
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2021
This is the third in the trilogy by this author. the first book NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG sets the stage for the writer, Nerburn. The second THE WOLF AT TWILIGHT, I found to be so gut - wrenching that I put the book down for two weeks. Out of respect for the Elder and for... See more
This is the third in the trilogy by this author. the first book NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG sets the stage for the writer, Nerburn. The second THE WOLF AT TWILIGHT, I found to be so gut - wrenching that I put the book down for two weeks. Out of respect for the Elder and for thr writer, I had to finish the book. I will be changed forever because of this revelation. The last book was redemptive. I could now think about the Elder''s words and learn what he was teaching.
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Daniel Hurley
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A Trip to the Mystery of Indian Culture
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2014
I finished this third book of the trilogy about Dan the Lakota Elder and his granddaughter Zi who has a mysterious ability to communicate to nature much like Dan''s lost sister relatively quickly. I was drawn to this book like the others previous on the strength of the... See more
I finished this third book of the trilogy about Dan the Lakota Elder and his granddaughter Zi who has a mysterious ability to communicate to nature much like Dan''s lost sister relatively quickly. I was drawn to this book like the others previous on the strength of the character of Dan and his family of friends that include Grover, Jumbo, and the parents of young Zi. Starting with his dream, Nerburn takes us on several trips to see the elderly Mary who was connected to Dan''s sister and in a surprising turn a visit deep in the forest to see an Ojibwe elder who had mystical abilities and could seemingly communicate to the buffalo who lived on his preserve and then back to the Rez to communicate and bring what he knows to Dan. There is an element that is hard to understand from the white point of view particular the journeys back to the Ojibwe man and what it will do for the child Zi who is misunderstand by white doctors and to a degree her parents. At times, I could not tell if this was a fictional story telling toward the end because of the sensational occurrences but the telling draws you in and even with the native explanation, leaves a white man wondering. I particularly enjoyed the revelation of who Jumbo really is and finding out his mission of kindness not revealed in previous books, it does say something about not judging a person until you know them,. As a good book should, it leaves you caring for the characters you met and wishing them future safe travels.
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PJ
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Great addition to a great series of books
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2015
Of the three books in this series this is my favorite. I could hardly put it down. A great addition to the already great series of books. I am grateful to Mr. Nerburn for sharing his experiences, and to the native people in these books who allow their knowledge and ways of... See more
Of the three books in this series this is my favorite. I could hardly put it down. A great addition to the already great series of books. I am grateful to Mr. Nerburn for sharing his experiences, and to the native people in these books who allow their knowledge and ways of being to be shown to the world. This is another wonderful gift from people who have given so much and receive so little.

Mr. Nerburn doesn''t an exellent job of presenting these events somewhere between doubt and full understanding/belief which is simply acceptance of the forces he knows he, and his white readers, can never fully comprehend. As a white person I am still struggling to wrap my head around the events of this book. Raised in a scientific white society I struggle to believe there are any supernatural forces at play beyond the spark of life present in all living things on this planet. My upbringing has lead Mr to believe we are individual animated sacks of carbon wandering a silent, harsh, and apathetic rock with our only reason for existing being virus like reproduction in accordance with evolutionary theory. These books provide an antidote to this bleak worldview. It is good to know ways of experiencing the world other than those distilled from modern white "reason" still exists on this planet.
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Coffeholic
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A joining of past and present beliefs of Native American culture.
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016
This book centers on a white man, Kent Nerburn, who is helping an elderly Native American find out what happened to his young sister many years ago after being removed from her home, and being placed into a Catholic Boarding School. Tracking this little girl''s path leads... See more
This book centers on a white man, Kent Nerburn, who is helping an elderly Native American find out what happened to his young sister many years ago after being removed from her home, and being placed into a Catholic Boarding School. Tracking this little girl''s path leads Nerburn to the last place the girl was seen, the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians. She was placed their for her inability to acclimate from the old was.
It also brings Nerburn into contact with the culture of the Obijwe Tribe, and their ancient knowledge and beliefs, effectively rending the protective covering of the author''s bounds of reality in this world. Forcing him to expand his mind, and realizing that true knowledge is much bigger, and very different from previously thought.
Truly, one of the best books I have read all year.
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connie
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A Gifted Writer Narrates His Wonderful Experiences with Some Special Native People
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2018
This is a lovely book by a very wonderful author of Native American stories. Mr Nerburn writes in such a lovely way about the native people who are alive today and how they are trying to keep their culture alive. This book is about a little girl who has the gift of the... See more
This is a lovely book by a very wonderful author of Native American stories. Mr Nerburn writes in such a lovely way about the native people who are alive today and how they are trying to keep their culture alive. This book is about a little girl who has the gift of the vision of the old spirits. It takes some sleuthing to find this out. Mr. Nerburn helps in the search for answers to her precocious behavior when it came to anything spiritual. It is a must read to anyone who loves nature, is sensitive towards the plight of our native people, and who just want a damn good read!
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Global Voyager
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A fascinating, compelling read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 27, 2016
Fascinating, as all of Kent Nerburn''s books in this series! For those who are interested in American Native spiritual category books this one is highly recommendable! Nerburn has such a brilliant style of story-telling that his books are always difficult to put down right...See more
Fascinating, as all of Kent Nerburn''s books in this series! For those who are interested in American Native spiritual category books this one is highly recommendable! Nerburn has such a brilliant style of story-telling that his books are always difficult to put down right till the end!
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W Black
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Completely Engrossing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2019
The best trilogy of books bar none. I was totally engrossed in the full adventure and what an adventure it was. Also a journey of self discovery. I think these three books should be a part of the schools/collages curriculum.
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Jason Schroeder
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Red Heart - White Mind, the journey continues ...... 3rd in the book series. No less powerful and beautiful than the 1st & 2nd!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2015
This is the third in the ''Neither Wolf Nor Dog'' story line. Wow..... I am so glad I discovered these two books years after I read Neither Wolf Nor Dog. It has continued to help me in my journey of how I describe, ''Red Heart, White Mind''. Kent Nerburn - thank you for sharing...See more
This is the third in the ''Neither Wolf Nor Dog'' story line. Wow..... I am so glad I discovered these two books years after I read Neither Wolf Nor Dog. It has continued to help me in my journey of how I describe, ''Red Heart, White Mind''. Kent Nerburn - thank you for sharing your life with me, the Elders and ''animals'' who shared it with you and for writing what you do. A true rare gift you are to us.
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victor taylor
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Highly recommend
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2017
This is the third book in the trilogy sadly I have almost finished reading it,I have enjoyed reading about all the characters Dan the elder,Wenonah his granddaughter,Jumbo,Grover and little Zi so much I have been limiting myself to a couple of chapters per day because I...See more
This is the third book in the trilogy sadly I have almost finished reading it,I have enjoyed reading about all the characters Dan the elder,Wenonah his granddaughter,Jumbo,Grover and little Zi so much I have been limiting myself to a couple of chapters per day because I dont want it to end...I want more!.
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Valerie
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Left me wanting more!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2014
This was the third in a series by Kent Nerburn. I got it after having read the other two. I love his way of writing with human understanding & humour often at his own expense. It is though provoking and for anyone with an interest in the North American Indian philosophy &...See more
This was the third in a series by Kent Nerburn. I got it after having read the other two. I love his way of writing with human understanding & humour often at his own expense. It is though provoking and for anyone with an interest in the North American Indian philosophy & their way of looking at the world I would thoroughly recommend it!
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