The author of the nationally beloved inspirational column Think on These Things offers a book of daily meditations drawn from her own rich Cherokee heritage and that of other tribes. Joyce Sequichie Hifler presents readings for each day of the year from Una la ta nee'--the cold Month, January-- to U Ski' Ya, the Snow Month of December. Each provides insights expressed both in English and in Cherokee, and germs of Native wisdom recorded in the words of Native speakers. This little treasury is for readers of all fauths, and for those seeking faith.
Joyce Sequichie Hifler tells the story of her own childhood in the Oklahoma hills of Cherokee Country. A gracefully written story of contemporary Native American life and spirituality, When the Night Bird Sings soars with deep feeling and trademark Hifler insight and compassion. From a family so poor that an eight-dollar monthly check was a godsend, Hifler shares the profound lessons she learned from her extended family of elders and from the Great Spirit. The richness of the landscape is woven through the book in a poignant tribute to nature and to the universal magic of childhood.