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Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux

Author: Black Elk; John Gneisenau Neihardt; Raymond J DeMallie
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Excelsior Editions, State University Press of New York Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Premier edView all editions and formats
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"Black Elk Speaks is widely hailed as a religious classic, one of the best spiritual books of the modern era and the bestselling book of all time by an American Indian. This inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Black Elk; Black Elk; Black Elk.; Black Elk; Black Elk
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Black Elk; John Gneisenau Neihardt; Raymond J DeMallie
ISBN: 9781438425405 1438425406
OCLC Number: 228368926
Description: xxviii, 334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The offering of the pipe --
Early boyhood --
The great vision --
The bison hunt --
At the soldiers' town --
High Horse's courting --
Wasichus in the hills --
The fight with Three Stars --
The rubbing out of Long Hair --
Walking the black road --
The killing of Crazy Horse --
Grandmother's land --
The compelling fear --
The horse dance --
The dog vision --
Heyoka ceremony --
The first cure --
The powers of the bison and the elk --
Across the big water --
The spirit journey --
The messiah --
Visions of the other world --
Bad trouble coming --
The butchering at Wounded Knee --
The end of the dream --
Neihardt's postscript --
Appendix : Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 19 --
The drawings by Black Elk's friend, Standing Bear --
John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk.
Responsibility: as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear.
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"Black Elk Speaks is widely hailed as a religious classic, one of the best spiritual books of the modern era and the bestselling book of all time by an American Indian. This inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota elder chose Neihardt to share his visions and life with the world. Neihardt understood and today Black Elk is known to all."--Cover page 4.

Reveals the life of Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk as he led his tribe's battle against white settlers who threatened their homes and buffalo herds, and describes the victories and tragedies at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.

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