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Black Elk speaks

Black Elk speaks / John G. Neihardt ; with a new introduction by Philip J. Deloria and annotations by Raymond J. DeMallie.
9780803283916 (paperback)
0803283911 (paperback)
9780803283930 (epub)
9780803283947 (mobi)
The complete edition.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
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Physical Description
xxxviii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
First published in 1932.
This is 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. It is at once a tale of Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, and an enduring spiritual testament, wherein the author conveys Black Elk's searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth. Black Elk met the author, a distinguished poet, writer, and critic in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked him to share his story with the world. This complete edition features a new introduction and annotations of Black Elk's story. Three essays by the author provide background, along with other pieces by contributors, as well as original illustrations by Standing Bear..
Added to Catalog
May 13, 2014
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339) and index.
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.

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