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Author Black Elk, 1863-1950.

Title Black Elk speaks / John G. Neihardt ; with a new introduction by Philip J. Deloria and annotation by Raymond J. DeMallie ; designed by A. Shahan
Edition Complete edition
Published Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press : Bison Books, 2014
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Description 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339) and index
Notes Print version record. Print book has xxxviii, 369 pages
Subject Black Elk, 1863-1950.
Lakota Indians.
Oglala Indians -- Biography.
Oglala Indians -- Religion.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author DeMallie, Raymond J., 1946-
Deloria, Philip Joseph.
Neihardt, John G., 1881-1973.
Shahan, A
ISBN 080328392X (electronic bk.)
0803283938 (electronic bk.)
9780803283923 (electronic bk.)
9780803283930 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Black Elk speaks, the complete edition