Talking Rocks: Geology and 10,000 Years of Native American Tradition in the Lake Superior Region is not only a story of geological history told from two perspectives, it is also a chronicle of two people from very different cultural and scientific heritages learning to understand and appreciate each other's distinct yet complementary ways of viewing the land we share. An earth science professor and Native Elder explore the natural history of the Lake Superior region, examining both the science and the spirit of the land. As the geologist carefully presents a modern scientific perspective, the storyteller eloquently recounts a traditional Native American understanding, passed on through teachings, legends, and symbols that illustrate how intimately his people have known and honored the earth and its history for over a hundred centuries. Ron Morton is professor of geology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Ojibwe by heritage, Carl Gawboy is an accomplished artist and retired professor of American Indian studies at the College of St. Scholastica.