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Black Elk Speaks

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ISBN-10: 1567311113

ISBN-13: 9781567311112

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: John G. Neihardt, Standing Bear

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"Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk's experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind." "This new edition features two additional essays by John G. Neihardt that further illuminate his experience with Black Elk; an essay by Alexis Petri, great-granddaughter of John G. Neihardt, that celebrates Neihardt's remarkable accomplishments; and a look at the legacy of the special relationship between Neihardt and Black Elk, written by Lori Utecht, editor of Knowledge and Opinion: Essays and Literary Criticism of John G. Neihardt."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $8.98
Publisher: Fine Communications
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) is known internationally forBlack Elk Speaksand is a noted author in several genres. He is the author ofA Cycle of the WestandKnowledge and Opinion, both available from the University of Nebraska Press. Coralie Hughes is the granddaughter of John G. Neihardt and the head of the Neihardt Trust. Raymond J. DeMallie is the author or editor of numerous books, includingThe Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk’s Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt, available in a Bison Books edition.

Foreword
The offering of the pipep. 1
Early boyhoodp. 6
The great visionp. 16
The bison huntp. 37
At the soldiers' townp. 47
High horse's courtingp. 52
Wasichus in the hillsp. 59
The fight with three starsp. 70
The rubbing out of long hairp. 80
Walking the black roadp. 100
The killing of Crazy Horsep. 107
Grandmother's landp. 112
The compelling fearp. 119
The horse dancep. 124
The dog visionp. 136
Heyoka ceremonyp. 145
The first curep. 150
The powers of the bison and the elkp. 157
Across the big waterp. 164
The spirit journeyp. 172
The messiahp. 177
Visions of the other worldp. 184
Bad trouble comingp. 191
The butchering at Wounded Kneep. 196
The end of the dreamp. 202
Author's postscriptp. 208
Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 1930p. 211
Comparison of the transcript and draft for the origin of the peace pipep. 215
Lakota words in the textp. 221
John G. Neihardt beyond Black Elkp. 225
Neihardt and Black Elkp. 245
A letter written by John G. Neihardt to Julius House, 10 August 1930p. 257
A great Indian poet, 20 June 1931p. 261
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