Common Ground is an examination of the many commonalities shared by ecological and Native American philosophies. Both their common differences from and critiques of dominant Western philosophy are considered. This major work of cross-cultural philosophy employs a unique comparative methodology in order to contrast patterns of relationship in the ideological| social and ecological spheres. Native and modern Western philosophies and lifestyles| past and present| are each examined and compared to eco-holist thought| and to ecological realities. The work concludes that both ecological philosophy and modern Western culture have much to learn from an examination of Native American philosophy| especially concerning the creation of a sustainable and equitable future.