What People Are Saying

Writing Reviews

“Kent Nerburn offers a sensitive, insightful glimpse into a Lakota soul, a feat unattainable by most non-Native writers.”
Joseph M. Marshall III, Sicangu Lakota, author of The Lakota Way and The Journey of Crazy Horse

“Elegant, yet powerful. The emotional truth that resides in the rich storytelling of The Wolf at Twilight is a testament to the strength and endurance of Lakota culture, and provides insight into the remarkable, painful nature of the story as it removes barriers to understanding our common humanity.”
Winona LaDuke, founder and executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project

“No matter whose narrative you find more compelling-Dan’s or Kent’s-you would be wise to listen carefully to this story.”
Phil Bellfy, PhD, White Earth Anishnaabe and professor of American Indian Studies at Michigan State University

“When I hear Dan speak I feel like I am hearing my grandfather’s voice.”
Darlene Walks Out, Ogallala Lakota

“The author’s ironic self-awareness as he serves as a foil to the various native people he encounters…deepens the very Indian humor that permeates a story that another, lesser writer might have seen as either tragic or inconsequential. It is also a poignant portrait of what it means to be a Native elder and a survivor of the often bitter experience of the Indian boarding schools of the 20th century.”
Joseph Bruchac, Abenaki, award-winning poet and author of Code Talker and Skeleton Man

“In Kent Nerburn’s new book, an unlikely friendship brings into light a dark period in American history and bridges understanding between two worlds. The story of this unique and captivating journey…is a remarkable gift that we are honored to receive and obligated to pass on.”
Steven R. Heape, Cherokee Nation citizen and producer of the award-winning documentary The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy

“On the road again with frybread and slugs of warm Kool-Aid in the lethal heat, Nerburn and a rez dog named Charles Bronson begin a search for a girl named Yellow Bird. This book is a straightforward narrative through uncomfortable territory, shining light on an elder’s needed values for Indianland.”
Diane Glancy, winner of the American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, and author of The Reason for Crows

“The best storytellers make you feel that they are speaking directly to you, and the best-told stories resonate in the heart and soul forever. The Wolf at Twilight will be permanently etched in your consciousness.”
Dan Agent, former editor of the Cherokee Phoenix and screenwriter for Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School