Black Elk Speaks Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

ISBN-10: 0803261705
ISBN-13: 9780803261709
Edition: 21st 2000
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Description: Named one of the ten best spiritual books of the twentieth century by Philip Zaleski of HarperSanFrancisco,Black Elk Speaksis the acclaimed story of Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during the momentous,  More...

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List price: $14.95
Edition: 21st
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Named one of the ten best spiritual books of the twentieth century by Philip Zaleski of HarperSanFrancisco,Black Elk Speaksis the acclaimed story of Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during the momentous, twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk grew up in a time when white settlers were invading the Lakotas' homeland, decimating buffalo herds and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas' way of life. Black Elk and other Lakotas fought back, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and an unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee. Beautifully told by the celebrated poet and writer John G. Neihardt,Black Elk Speaksoffers much more than a life story. Black Elk's profound and arresting religious visions of the unity of humanity and the world around him have transformed his account into a venerated spiritual classic. Whether appreciated as a collaborative autobiography, a history of a Native American nation, or an enduring spiritual testament for all humankind,Black Elk Speaksis unforgettable. This special edition features all three prefaces toBlack Elk Speaksthat John G. Neihardt wrote at different points in his life, a map of Black Elk's world, a reset text, a listing of Lakota words newly translated and reproduced using the latest orthographic standards, and color paintings by Lakota artist Standing Bear that have not been widely available for decades.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface to the 1932 Edition
Preface to the 1961 Edition
Preface to the 1972 Edition
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
Author's Postscript
Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 1930
Comparison of the Transcript and Draft for the Origin of the Peace Pipe
Lakota Words in the Text
Index

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