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The Sixth Grandfather : Black Elk's teachings given to John G. Neihardt

Author: John G Neihardt; Black Elk; Raymond J DeMallie
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Black Elk Speaks and When the Tree Flowered, John C. Neihardt recorded the teachings of the Oglala holy man Black Elk, who had, in a vision, seen himself as the "sixth grandfather," the spiritual representative of the earth and of mankind. Raymond J. DeMallie makes available for the first time the transcripts from Neihardt's interviews with Black Elk in 1931 and 1944, which formed the basis for the two books. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973.
Sixth Grandfather.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1984
(OCoLC)620009067
Named Person: 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: John G Neihardt; Black Elk; Raymond J DeMallie
ISBN: 0803216645 9780803216648 0803265646 9780803265646
OCLC Number: 9762083
Language Note: Translated from Oglala.
Credits: Foreword by Hilda Neihardt Petri.
Description: xxix, 452 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Edited and with an introduction by Raymond J. DeMallie. Part One : Nicholas Black Elk and John G. Neihardt : an introduction --
Part Two : the 1931 interviews --
Introduction --
Boyhood (1863-1872) --
The great vision (1873) --
Youth (1873-75) --
Walking the black road (1875-76) --
The scattering of the people (1876-81) --
Walking the red road (1881-1885) --
Seeing the world of the Wasichus (1886-89) --
The Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee (1889-91) --
Teaching flaming rainbow (1931) --
Part Three : The 1944 interviews --
Introduction --
December 5 --
December 6 --
December 7 --
December 8 --
December 11 --
December 12 --
December 13.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Raymond J. DeMallie ; foreword by Hilda Neihardt Petri.
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Reveals the author himself to be a uniquely sensitive interpreter of Lakota theology, philosophy, and history - which are all one in traditionalist Lakota thought. This title offers an insight that  Read more...

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