Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks

eBook - 2014 | Complete edition.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: ©2014
Lincoln, Nebraska :, University of Nebraska Press ;, Bison Books,, 2014.
Edition: Complete edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780803283930
0803283938
9780803283923
080328392X
0803283911
9780803283916
0803283946
9780803283947
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The offering of the pipe
Early boyhood
The great vision
The bison hunt
At the soldier's 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
Letter / from John G. Neihardt to Julius House, August 10, 1930
Gallery of the drawings / by Standing Bear, Black Elk's friend
Letter / from John G. Neihardt to Nick Black Elk, 6 November 1930
"A Great Indian Poet" from Of Making Many Books, June 20, 1931
"John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk" / by Raymond J. DeMallie
"John G. Neihardt beyond Black Elk" / by Alexis N. Petri
"Neihardt and Black Elk" / by Lori Utecht
Comparison of the transcript and draft of "Origin of the Peace Pipe"
Lakota words used in the text.
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.

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rbono
Aug 28, 2017

I have read enough about the sad, sad, violence but still interested in the culture.

I read this 20 years ago. Just finished the complete bio and history of the Lakota by Joe Jackson. It is more complete story of everyone associated with writings about Black Elk including a history of the Northern Plains Indians. Highly recommend both.

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katycurtis
Sep 04, 2012

I really liked this book but after reading the premier annotated edition I kind of wish that I had read the Sixth Grandfather instead, because that is a direct transcription of Black Elk's words, whereas Neihardt's voice and thoughts come through a lot in this one. (E.g., Neihardt portrays Black Elk as thinking negatively of Christianity and white men, but these are added flourishes; Black Elk worked in a Christian church and thought there were a lot of beneficial concepts in Christian teachings.)

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