The Black Elk Reader

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Clyde Holler
Syracuse University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
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A compilation of essays by authorities on Black Elk. The introduction explores his life and texts, and the essays demonstrate Black Elk's relevance to today's scholarly discussions, and consider his work from postcolonial, anthropological and cultural perspectives.
 

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For many years, John G. Neihardt's influential Black Elk Speaks (1931), which explored the life of Lakota spiritual leader Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950), was accepted as the last word on the Lakota ... Read full review

The Black Elk reader

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For many years, John G. Neihardt's influential Black Elk Speaks (1931), which explored the life of Lakota spiritual leader Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950), was accepted as the last word on the Lakota ... Read full review

Contents

Black Elk Passes on the Power of the Earth
3
Speaking Through Others
19
Black Elks Significance in American Culture
39
Akicita of the Thunder
59
John Neihardt and Black Elk Speaks
79
Black Elk and John G Neihardt
87
Holy Man of the Oglala
104
A Postcolonial Reading of Black
127
Black Elk and the Spiritual Significance of Paha Sapa
188
Dakota Philosophy
209
The Great Vision of Black Elk as Literary Ritual
241
The New Missiology and Black Elks Individuation
262
Black Elk and the Jesuits
282
Sources and Suggestions for Further Study of Black
305
Works Cited
325
Index
365

Just What Is Cultural Appropriation Anyway?
147
Inipi the Purification Rite Sweat Lodge and Black
169

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