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

as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; by Nicholas Black Elk ; foreword by Vine Deloria, Jr. ; with illustrations by Standing Bear.
  • Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2000.
  • 21st-century ed.
  • xxix, 230 pages, [16] p. of plates : illustrations(some colored) , maps ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "Black Elk Speaks is the 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 the Lakotas' 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." "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, a listing of Lakota words newly translated and reproduced using the latest orthographic standards, and color paintings by Lakota artist Standing Bear that have not been widely available for decades."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Foreword / Vine Deloria, Jr.
  • 1. Offering in the Pipe
  • 2. Early Boyhood
  • 3. Great Vision
  • 4. Bison Hunt
  • 5. At the Soldiers' Town
  • 6. High Horse's Courting
  • 7. Wasichus in the Hills
  • 8. Fight with Three Stars
  • 9. Rubbing Out of Long Hair
  • 10. Walking the Black Road
  • 11. Killing of Crazy Horse
  • 12. Grandmother's Land
  • 13. Compelling Fear
  • 14. Horse Dance
  • 15. Dog Vision
  • 16. Heyoka Ceremony
  • 17. First Cure
  • 18. Powers of the Bison and the Elk
  • 19. Across the Big Water
  • 20. Spirit Journey
  • 21. Messiah
  • 22. Visions of the Other World
  • 23. Bad Trouble Coming
  • 24. Butchering at Wounded Knee
  • 25. End of the Dream
  • 26. Author's Postscript
  • App. 1. Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 1930
  • App. 2. Comparison of the Transcript and Draft for the Origin of the Peace Pipe
  • App. 3. Lakota Words in the Text.
Other information
  • Includes index.
ISBN
  • 0803213093 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0803261705 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 00036382
  • OCLC: 43701684