Black Elk Speaks

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Dramatic Publishing, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 100 pages
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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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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

A powerful book, and a sad book. Black Elk tells of his life and in that story we learn so much! His peoples names for the months, the significance of circles to the native people, their customs and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

A powerful book, and a sad book. Black Elk tells of his life and in that story we learn so much! His peoples names for the months, the significance of circles to the native people, their customs and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
9
Section 5
34
Section 6
64
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