The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt
In Black Elk Speaks and When the Tree Flowered, John C. Neihardt recorded the teachings of the Oglala holy man Black Elk, who had, in a vision, seen himself as the "sixth grandfather," the spiritual representative of the earth and of mankind. Raymond J. DeMallie makes available for the first time the transcripts from Neihardt's interviews with Black Elk in 1931 and 1944, which formed the basis for the two books. His introduction offers new insights into the life of Black Elk.
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Black Elk is my all time hero! His words are sacred words that are worth reading and studying. If there really is a blueman out there who plans to destoy everything, which I believe there is, then our very survival and the survival of everything might very well be at stake. The Sixth Grandfather is the unedited version of Black Elk Speak's with chewy morsel's of information that I am just now savoring. I would have never known about Pike's Peak being part of Black Elk's Great Vision without The Sixth Grandfather. Living in Colorado, I often travel into Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas, most of the land looks the same as it was before we arrived . It's not hard to feel the powerful spirit of these great beings, The Native Americans, The Buffalo, The Sacred Way,The Sacred Pipe and The Sacred Hoop! They are still there, they seem to be waiting for something, maybe for us to wake up or maybe waiting for the right moment. I am looking forward to there return.
Black Elk tells how Creeping cured
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Black Elk walks the black sacred road
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SEEING THE WORLD
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APPENDIX A CONCORDANCE