Neither Wolf Nor Dog

On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

Kent Nerburn

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‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog is a book of revelation … a true-life fable and a provocative call … remarkable’
Robert Plant

With an introduction by Robert Plant

Against an unflinching backdrop of 90s reservation life in the western Dakotas, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of two men, one white and one Native American Indian, connected by their own understandings of life yet struggling to find a common voice.

As they journey together through small Native American Indian towns and down forgotten roads where the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices, these two men will travel beyond myth and stereotype, revealing an America few people ever get to see.


“A rare invocation of pure spirit. I loved it like an old song. If timeless reading pleasure and new discoveries are your thing, get this book”
Andrew O’hagan

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog is a book of revelation … a true-life fable and a provocative call”
Robert Plant


Kent Nerburn

Kent Nerburn was born and raised near Minneapolis, he studied American Studies at the University of Minnesota, then went on to Stanford University to study Religious Studies and Humanities, then to the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley. After several years living in Europe he returned to Minnesota and worked on the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation helping students collect the memories of the tribal elders. He has been writing about Native American history and culture for over twenty years.



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