Event Detail

Jul
26
Thursday
Jul
26
Thu
Education :: Lecture
"Sacred Dog: the Journey" by Thomas Savage book reading
7:00 PM
The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center
Description:
The Lakota word, Sunka Wakan, means horse. The English translation is Sacred Dog. This story is about the epic life of one such sacred dog whose fight for survival in the brutal high deserts of Nevada leads him on an unbelievable journey. Live the incredible experiences of Son of Banshee, as he leads his herd of wild mustangs through the unforgiving wilds of Nevada. At every turn, his life is a battle against not only the brutal land in which he and his herd lives, but a relentless struggle also to elude the capture of man. Though his life is one of constant strife, the stallion finds freedom in the darkness of night. In his dream world, he is the warhorse of the great Souix war chief, Talking Bear. Their passage creates a bond between them that is timeless.



AUTHOR BIO:
I am Tom Savage. I have lived nearly all my years in the rugged mountains of southwestern Montana. In rural homes near the towering mountains that form the Continental Divide, my love for the wildness of nature was born. By my father’s strong example and under his watchful eye, I took my first tentative steps as a young boy on the path that I walk still today. My growing hunger to understand the sometimes mysterious ways of nature grew in to a journey of untold miles walking my beloved mountains along the great divide. I grew to appreciate the great force at work in these wild and unchanged places. My chosen path in life has led me to a beautiful earth-based spirituality. Native American friends I came to know along the way, generously shared their most revered ceremonies with me. Knowledge learned from these ceremonies, I realized after much introspection, has given me the words to write this, and other stories.



ADMISSION IS BY DONATION AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center
Address: 404 E. Idaho St Virginia City, MT 59755
Phone: 406-843-5507

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