Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition


Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition Author John G. Neihardt
ISBN-10 0803283911
ISBN-13 9780803283916
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 424
Language English
Publisher Bison Books
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Black Elk Speaks the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk 18631950 and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time Black Elks searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth conveyed by John G Neihardt have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life as a history of a Native nation or as an enduring spiritual testament Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable Black Elk met the distinguished poet writer and critic John G Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elks experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind This complete edition features a new introduction byhistorian Philip J Deloria and annotations of Black Elks story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J DeMallie Three essays by John G Neihardt provide background on this landmark work along with pieces by Vine Deloria Jr Raymond J DeMallie Alexis Petri and Lori Utecht Maps original illustrations by Standing Bear and a set of appendixes rounds out the edition

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