Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as 21st Century as an "Injun" (Paperback)
"Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as a 21st Century Injun" offers readers the opportunity to take a walk with a contemporary Oglala Sioux, Lakota man, Leon Blunt Horn Matthews. In his book Leon recounts and reflects on his varied experiences living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, growing up in the inner city of Denver, Colorado, and traveling throughout the United States and Asia. Leon is a writer, coffee shop owner, philosopher, cook, columnist, radio personality, public speaker, pastor, and now, published author, who shares his unique perspective of living as a 21st Century Injun. In the rich tradition and style of Native American storytelling, "Rez Ramblings" is a thought provoking collection of Leon's newspaper columns and personal blogs spanning the past four years. He accounts the stark realities of poverty, oppression, racism, and cultural struggles of Native Americans. Leon's distinctive wit and humor deliver a message of hope and healing to readers and the Lakota people. With a forward by the late Russell Means, civil rights activist and actor, "Rez Ramblings" is sure to satisfy those thirsting to know and understand life as it is lived by a 21st Century American Indian in and around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Leon Blunt Horn Matthews is a writer, philosopher, cook, columnist, radio personality, public speaker, pastor and now, published author. Leon has a unique experience of being an American Indian. His family started in Denver and California. He chose to live most of his life on the Pine Ridge Reservation, but he has experienced living outside the Reservation as well. He has traveled in Asia and throughout the United States sharing the history and culture of the Oglala Lakota people.