Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as 21st Century as an “Injun”

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 3rd, 2014 Last Updated on: March 3rd, 2014

Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as 21st Century as an “Injun” (Volume 1) was written by Leon Blunt Horn Matthews, a self-described Lakota Christian from the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The book has received favorable reviews online including a recent book review from Levi Rickert of Native News Online.

A description of the book from Amazon:

“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.


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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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