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

ISBN-10: 1438425406
ISBN-13: 9781438425405
Edition: 2008
Authors: John G. Neihardt
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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.

List of Illustrations
Maps
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
Neihardt's Postscript
Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 1930
The Drawings by Black Elk's Friend, Standing Bear
John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk
References
Index

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