Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John G. Neihardt
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780803283916
Available:
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals the life of Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk as he led his tribe's battle against white settlers who threatened their homes and buffalo herds, and describes the victories and tragedies at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee. Reprint.

Black Elk speaks being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux

Black Elk speaks   being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux
Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:868359768
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: John G. Neihardt
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0871296152
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John G. Neihardt,Raymond J. DeMallie
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9781438425405
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Release: 2008-10-16
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Black Elk

Black Elk
Author: Joe Jackson
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780374709617
Available:
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Society of American Historians' Francis Parkman Prize Winner of the PEN / Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Best Biography of 2016, True West magazine Winner of the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award, Best Western Biography Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Long-listed for the Cundill History Prize One of the Best Books of 2016, The Boston Globe The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John G. Neihardt from a series of interviews with Black Elk and other elders at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Black Elk Speaks is one of the most widely read and admired works of American Indian literature. Cryptic and deeply personal, it has been read as a spiritual guide, a philosophical manifesto, and a text to be deconstructed—while the historical Black Elk has faded from view. In this sweeping book, Joe Jackson provides the definitive biographical account of a figure whose dramatic life converged with some of the most momentous events in the history of the American West. Born in an era of rising violence between the Sioux, white settlers, and U.S. government troops, Black Elk killed his first man at the Little Bighorn, witnessed the death of his second cousin Crazy Horse, and traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the Massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior, instead accepting the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that he struggled to understand. Although Black Elk embraced Catholicism in his later years, he continued to practice the old ways clandestinely and never refrained from seeking meaning in the visions that both haunted and inspired him. In Black Elk, Jackson has crafted a true American epic, restoring to its subject the richness of his times and gorgeously portraying a life of heroism and tragedy, adaptation and endurance, in an era of permanent crisis on the Great Plains.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0803283598
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Release: 1979-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most famous Native American book ever written, Black Elk Speaks is the acclaimed story of Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during the momentous, twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk grew up in a time when white settlers were invading the Lakotas’ homeland, decimating buffalo herds and threatening to extinguish their way of life. Black Elk and other Lakotas fought back, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and an unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee. Beautifully told through the celebrated poet and writer John G. Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks offers much more than a life story. Black Elk’s profound and arresting religious visions of the unity of humanity and the world around him have transformed his account into a venerated spiritual classic. Whether appreciated as a collaborative autobiography, a history of a Native American nation, or an enduring spiritual testament for all humankind, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. This special edition features all three prefaces to Black Elk Speaks that John G. Neihardt wrote at different points in his life, a map of Black Elk’s world, a reset text with Lakota words reproduced using the latest orthographic standards, and color paintings by Lakota artist Standing Bear that have not been widely available for decades.

The Sixth Grandfather

The Sixth Grandfather
Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0803265646
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Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a series of interviews an American Plains Indian describes his life and discusses the traditional religious beliefs of the Indians

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John G. Neihardt
Pages: 238
ISBN: IND:30000007084100
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of the life of the Oglala Sioux medicine man, Black Elk, with particular emphasis on his vision of the meaning of life for the Indians of the western plains.

Black Elk

Black Elk
Author: Michael F. Steltenkamp
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0806129883
Available:
Release: 1997-09-01
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.

The Sacred Pipe

The Sacred Pipe
Author: Joseph Epes Brown
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780806186719
Available:
Release: 2012-05-05
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John Gneisenau Neihardt,Alexis N. Petri,Lori Utecht
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0803283857
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Bison Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. When Black Elk received his great vision, white settlers were invading the Lakotas’ homeland, decimating buffalo herds, and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas’ way of life. The Lakotas fought fiercely to retain their freedom and way of life, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and an unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks offers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time, however. As related by Neihardt, Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and the earth have made this book a venerated spiritual classic. 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. 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. For more information on John G. Neihardt, visit www.neihardt.com

Black Elk speaks

Black Elk speaks
Author: Black Elk,John Gneisenau Neihardt
Pages: 104
ISBN: OCLC:224354413
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Release: 1988*
Editor: Unknown
Language: fa

Explanation of the Book:

The Sacred Hoop

The Sacred Hoop
Author: Christopher Sergel,John Gneiseau Neihardt
Pages: 43
ISBN: 0871294478
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Release: 1995
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nicholas Black Elk

Nicholas Black Elk
Author: Michael F. Steltenkamp
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780806183688
Available:
Release: 2011-11-20
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since its publication in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved countless readers to appreciate the American Indian world that it described. John Neihardt’s popular narrative addressed the youth and early adulthood of Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux religious elder. Michael F. Steltenkamp now provides the first full interpretive biography of Black Elk, distilling in one volume what is known of this American Indian wisdom keeper whose life has helped guide others. Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic shows that the holy-man was not the dispirited traditionalist commonly depicted in literature, but a religious thinker whose outlook was positive and whose spirituality was not limited solely to traditional Lakota precepts. Combining in-depth biography with its cultural context, the author depicts a more complex Black Elk than has previously been known: a world traveler who participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn yet lived through the beginning of the atomic age. Steltenkamp draws on published and unpublished material to examine closely the last fifty years of Black Elk’s life—the period often overlooked by those who write and think of him only as a nineteenth-century figure. In the process, the author details not just Black Elk’s life but also the creation of his life story by earlier writers, and its influence on the Indian revitalization movement of the late twentieth century. Nicholas Black Elk explores how a holy-man’s diverse life experiences led to his synthesis of Native and Christian religious practice. The first book to follow Black Elk’s lifelong spiritual journey—from medicine man to missionary and mystic—Steltenkamp’s work provides a much-needed corrective to previous interpretations of this special man’s life story. This biography will lead general readers and researchers alike to rediscover both the man and the rich cultural tradition of his people.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Anonim
Pages: 299
ISBN: OCLC:912024070
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Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Black Elk

Black Elk
Author: Wallace Black Elk,Wallace H. Black Elk,William S. Lyon (Ph. D.)
Pages: 193
ISBN: UOM:39015017740534
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Release: 1990
Editor: Harper San Francisco
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author recounts his initiation into the Chanunpa, or sacred pipe, describes important Sioux rituals, and shares his outlook on life

Black Elk Lives

Black Elk Lives
Author: Hilda Martinsen Neihardt,Lori Holm Utecht
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0803262078
Available:
Release: 2003-03-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I was at my grandfather's house, and he was sitting down, getting his pipe ready early in the morning, and here was Father Sialm knocking on the door. They opened the door, and he came in, and he saw my grandfather with the pipe. Father Sialm grabbed the pipe and said, "This is the work of the devil!" And he took it and threw it out the door on the ground. My grandfather didn't say a word. He got up and took the priest's prayer book and threw it out on the ground. Then they both looked at each other, and nobody said one word that whole time.

Black Elk s Vision

Black Elk s Vision
Author: S. D. Nelson
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781613124390
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk—an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863–1950)—follows him from childhood through adulthood. S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine man’s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his people—and all people—understand their place in the circle of life. The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelson’s signature art. Praise for the work of S. D. Nelson Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award “An appealing story full of excitement, warmth, and wisdom.” —The Five Owls, starred review “A fine choice for story hours, this will also find wide curricular use.” —Booklist “A modern-day story in the Sioux tradition of storytelling.” —Winston-Salem Journal “Splendid acrylic artwork captures the action, humor, and spirit of the tale. A solid addition to collections of Native American tales and an enjoyable read-aloud.” —School Library Journal “Nelson pulls it off with his confident style as a storyteller . . . polished illustrations . . . informative, well written.” —Kirkus Reviews F&P level: U F&P genre: B

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk
Pages: 280
ISBN: PSU:000027293287
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Black Elk

Black Elk
Author: Damian Costello
Pages: 193
ISBN: UOM:39015060815902
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This study of Black Elk, the Oglala Lakota subject of the bestselling Black Elk Speaks, challenges the assumptions of many scholars - both those who claim that Black Elk was a Lakota holy man first and foremost and those who maintain that he abandoned his Lakota tradition after converting to Catholicism." "Arguing from a post-colonial perspective, author Damien Costello deconstructs modern Western assumptions and shows that Black Elk was an active agent, and that his conversion was in continuity with the dynamics of Lakota culture and provided new power to challenge the dominance of colonialism. As a consequence, Black Elk the Lakota holy man and Black Elk the Lakota catechist remembered by his community were not contradictory but one consistent agent fighting for the survival of his people in a colonial world infringing on the Lakota, their lands, and their traditions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved