(from the Foreword, The Militarization of Indian Country)
“…The Militarization of Indian Country reflects a resurgence of the classic warrior perspective in the great spiritual traditions of Indigenous warriors. While The Art of War is unmatched in its Taoism principles, the fundamental concepts of this book are the strategies of Indigenous warriorism infused with the key elements of craft wisdom.
“Therefore, The Militarization of Indian Country is not only a book about the philosophical warrior, but it’s a book about Winona LaDuke’s love for the Warriors of Peace—Indigenous ways of knowing for understanding the roots of racism, violence, conflict, resolution and reconciliation.
“My sincere hope is that this book will be read widely, as it certainly deserves to be read, and that the ideas of the warrior philosopher addressed herein will be appropriated by all human beings.”
Cornel Pewewardy, D.Ed. (Comanche and Kiowa)
Director and Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies
Portland State University
The Militarization of Indian Country
Winona LaDuke with Sean Aaron Cruz
Foreword by Cornel Pewewardy
Michigan State University Press, Makwa Enewed, 2013