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Black Elk speaks

Author: Black Elk; John G Neihardt
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : The complete editionView all editions and formats
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"Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk's searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Black Elk; Black Elk
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Black Elk; John G Neihardt
ISBN: 9780803283916 0803283911
OCLC Number: 862098113
Description: xxxviii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The offering of the pipe --
Early boyhood --
The great vision --
The bison hunt --
At the soldier's 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 --
Author's postscript --
Transcript of letter from John G. Neihardt to Julius House, August 10, 1930 --
Gallery of the drawings by Standing Bear, Black Elk's friend --
Transcript of letter from John G. Neihardt to Nick Black Elk, 6 November 1930 --"A Great Indian Poet" from Of Making Many Books, June 20, 1931 --
"John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk" / by Raymond J. DeMallie --
"John G. Neihardt beyond Black Elk" / by Alexis N. Petri --
"Neihardt and Black Elk" / by Lori Utecht --
Comparison of the transcript and draft of "Origin of the Peace Pipe" --
Lakota words used in the text.
Responsibility: John G. Neihardt ; with a new introduction by Philip J. Deloria and annotations by Raymond J. DeMallie.

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Presents the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. It offers readers much more than  Read more...

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"If any great religious classic has emerged in [the twentieth] century or on this continent, it must certainly be judged in the company of Black Elk Speaks."-from Vine Deloria Jr.'s foreword -- Vine Read more...

 
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