Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow: Personal Memories of the Lakota Holy Man and John Neihardt
U of Nebraska Press, Sep 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 158 pages
In 1931 John Neihardt traveled to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to interview Lakota elders who had witnessed the Ghost Dance and the Wounded Knee Massacre. He met Black Elk, and their two weeks of intense talks became Black Elk Speaks, one of the most important biographies of an American Indian ever published. Accompanying John Neihardt to help him observe and to take notes were his two daughters, Enid and Hilda.
For the first time Hilda Neihardt presents her memories of those interviews. She celebrates the days and nights of storytelling, camping, feasting, and horseback riding with the fresh eyes of a bright fourteen year old. The volume includes never-before-published photographs and answers many questions about the collaboration between the Lakota holy man and her father, called Peta Wigamou-Gke, or Flaming Rainbow.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
An Accidental Meeting
Black Elks Home
These Many Grasses
The Vision Is Completed
We Hear about Big Battles
A Book Becomes Reality
Transcription of a Videotaped Conversation
Other editions - View all
Alice Badlands Bancroft beautiful Ben Black Ben's Black Elk family Black Elk Speaks Black Elk told Black Elk's home Black Hills boys Branson buffalo called Crazy Horse Cuny Table Daddy daybreak star dressed drove Eagle Elk earth Elk and Standing Ellen and Lucy Enid Enid's diary exciting father feast feel felt Flying Hawk Ghost Dance Grandfather grass happy Harney Peak Hey-o-ha Hilda holy Indian interviews Iron Hawk John Neihardt knew Lakota land later learned letter live Looks Twice loved Manderson Martinsen Missouri morning Mother Nebraska Neihardt Papers Omaha Ozarks Pine Ridge Reservation pipe prayed prayer rain recall remember ride road rode sacred hoop seemed Sigurd Sioux song spiritual spoke Standing Bear stood story Sylvan Lake talks telling tepee things thought thunder took tree trip wanted warrior women wonderful Wounded Knee Creek young Yuwipi
Black Elk's religion: the sun dance and Lakota Catholicism
Snippet view - 1995
Medicine Bundle: Indian Sacred Performance and American Literature, 1824-1932
Joshua David Bellin
No preview available - 2008