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Black Elk Speaks The Complete Edition

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ISBN-10: 0803283911

ISBN-13: 9780803283916

Edition: 2014

Authors: John G. Neihardt, Philip J. Deloria, Vine Deloria, Raymond J. DeMallie

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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 as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, or an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable.Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind.This complete edition features a new introduction by esteemed scholar Philip J. Deloria and annotations of Black Elk’s story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J. DeMallie. Three essays by John G. Neihardt provide background on this work along with essays by Vine Deloria Jr., Raymond J. DeMallie, Alexis Petri, and Lori Utecht. Maps, the original illustrations by Standing Bear, and a set of appendixes round out the complete edition.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 3/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Raymond J. DeMallie is Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at Indiana University.