Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John G. Neihardt
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780803283916
Language: en
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Reveals the life of Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk as he led his tribe's battle against white settlers who threatened their homes and buffalo herds, and describes the victories and tragedies at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee. Reprint.

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

Black Elk speaks   being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux
Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:868359768
Language: en
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Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: John G. Neihardt
Release: 1996
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0871296152
Language: en
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"Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk's experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind." "This new edition features two additional essays by John G. Neihardt that further illuminate his experience with Black Elk; an essay by Alexis Petri, great-granddaughter of John G. Neihardt, that celebrates Neihardt's remarkable accomplishments; and a look at the legacy of the special relationship between Neihardt and Black Elk, written by Lori Utecht, editor of Knowledge and Opinion: Essays and Literary Criticism of John G. Neihardt."--BOOK JACKET.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John G. Neihardt,Raymond J. DeMallie
Release: 2008-10-16
Editor: SUNY Press
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9781438425405
Language: en
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk,John G. Neihardt
Release: 1972
Editor: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Simon & Schuster of Canada
Pages: 238
ISBN: UOM:39015020058569
Language: en
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An account of the life of the Oglala Sioux medicine man, Black Elk, with particular emphasis on his vision of the meaning of life for the Indians of the western plains.

Black Elk

Black Elk
Author: Michael F. Steltenkamp
Release: 1997-09-01
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0806129883
Language: en
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Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.

Black Elk Lives

Black Elk Lives
Author: Hilda Martinsen Neihardt,Lori Holm Utecht
Release: 2003-03-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0803262078
Language: en
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I was at my grandfather's house, and he was sitting down, getting his pipe ready early in the morning, and here was Father Sialm knocking on the door. They opened the door, and he came in, and he saw my grandfather with the pipe. Father Sialm grabbed the pipe and said, "This is the work of the devil!" And he took it and threw it out the door on the ground. My grandfather didn't say a word. He got up and took the priest's prayer book and threw it out on the ground. Then they both looked at each other, and nobody said one word that whole time.

The Sixth Grandfather

The Sixth Grandfather
Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0803265646
Language: en
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In a series of interviews an American Plains Indian describes his life and discusses the traditional religious beliefs of the Indians

Eagle Voice Remembers

Eagle Voice Remembers
Author: John G. Neihardt
Release: 2021
Editor: Bison Books
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780803283985
Language: en
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"[Eagle Voice Remembers] is John Neihardt's mature and reflective interpretation of the old Sioux way of life. He served as a translator of the Sioux past, whose audience has proved not to be limited by space or time. Through Neihardt's writings Black Elk, Eagle Elk, and other old men who were of that last generation of Sioux to have participated in the old buffalo-hunting life and the disorienting period of strife with the U.S. Army found a literary voice. What they say chronicles a dramatic transition in the life of the Plains Indians; the record of their thoughts, interpreted by Neihardt, is a legacy preserved for the future. It transcends the specifics of this one tragic case of cultural misunderstanding and conflict and speaks to universal human concerns. It is a story worth contemplating both for itself and for the lessons it teaches all humanity."--from the introduction by Raymond J. DeMallie In her foreword Coralie Hughes discusses John G. Neihardt's intention that this book, formerly titled When the Tree Flowered, be understood as a prequel to his classic Black Elk Speaks. In this new edition David C. Posthumus adds clarity through his annotations, introducing Eagle Voice Remembers to a new generation of readers and presenting a fresh understanding for fans of the original.

Black Elk

Black Elk
Author: Wallace Black Elk,Wallace H. Black Elk,William S. Lyon (Ph. D.)
Release: 1990
Editor: Harper San Francisco
Pages: 193
ISBN: UOM:39015017740534
Language: en
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The author recounts his initiation into the Chanunpa, or sacred pipe, describes important Sioux rituals, and shares his outlook on life

Nicholas Black Elk

Nicholas Black Elk
Author: Michael F. Steltenkamp
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780806183664
Language: en
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Since its publication in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved countless readers to appreciate the American Indian world that it described. John Neihardt’s popular narrative addressed the youth and early adulthood of Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux religious elder. Michael F. Steltenkamp now provides the first full interpretive biography of Black Elk, distilling in one volume what is known of this American Indian wisdom keeper whose life has helped guide others. Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic shows that the holy-man was not the dispirited traditionalist commonly depicted in literature, but a religious thinker whose outlook was positive and whose spirituality was not limited solely to traditional Lakota precepts. Combining in-depth biography with its cultural context, the author depicts a more complex Black Elk than has previously been known: a world traveler who participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn yet lived through the beginning of the atomic age. Steltenkamp draws on published and unpublished material to examine closely the last fifty years of Black Elk’s life—the period often overlooked by those who write and think of him only as a nineteenth-century figure. In the process, the author details not just Black Elk’s life but also the creation of his life story by earlier writers, and its influence on the Indian revitalization movement of the late twentieth century. Nicholas Black Elk explores how a holy-man’s diverse life experiences led to his synthesis of Native and Christian religious practice. The first book to follow Black Elk’s lifelong spiritual journey—from medicine man to missionary and mystic—Steltenkamp’s work provides a much-needed corrective to previous interpretations of this special man’s life story. This biography will lead general readers and researchers alike to rediscover both the man and the rich cultural tradition of his people.

The Sacred Hoop

The Sacred Hoop
Author: Christopher Sergel,John Gneiseau Neihardt
Release: 1995
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Pages: 43
ISBN: 0871294478
Language: en
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Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Anonim
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 299
ISBN: OCLC:912024070
Language: en
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Black Elk s Vision

Black Elk s Vision
Author: S. D. Nelson
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781613124390
Language: en
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Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk—an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863–1950)—follows him from childhood through adulthood. S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine man’s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his people—and all people—understand their place in the circle of life. The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelson’s signature art. Praise for the work of S. D. Nelson Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award “An appealing story full of excitement, warmth, and wisdom.” —The Five Owls, starred review “A fine choice for story hours, this will also find wide curricular use.” —Booklist “A modern-day story in the Sioux tradition of storytelling.” —Winston-Salem Journal “Splendid acrylic artwork captures the action, humor, and spirit of the tale. A solid addition to collections of Native American tales and an enjoyable read-aloud.” —School Library Journal “Nelson pulls it off with his confident style as a storyteller . . . polished illustrations . . . informative, well written.” —Kirkus Reviews F&P level: U F&P genre: B

The Sacred Pipe

The Sacred Pipe
Author: Joseph Epes Brown
Release: 2012-05-05
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780806186719
Language: en
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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Anonim
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 191
ISBN: OCLC:483865934
Language: en
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Never in Anger

Never in Anger
Author: Jean L. Briggs
Release: 1971-01-01
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780674262355
Language: en
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In the summer of 1963, anthropologist Jean Briggs journeyed to the Canadian Northwest Territories (now Nunavut) to begin a seventeen-month field study of the Utku, a small group of Inuit First Nations people who live at the mouth of the Back River, northwest of Hudson Bay. Living with a family as their “adopted” daughter—sharing their iglu during the winter and pitching her tent next to theirs in the summer—Briggs observed the emotional patterns of the Utku in the context of their daily life. In this perceptive and highly enjoyable volume the author presents a behavioral description of the Utku through a series of vignettes of individuals interacting with members of their family and with their neighbors. Finding herself at times the object of instruction, she describes the training of the child toward achievement of the proper adult personality and the handling of deviations from this desired behavior.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Author: Black Elk
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 280
ISBN: PSU:000027293287
Language: en
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Black Elk Lakota Visionary

Black Elk  Lakota Visionary
Author: Harry Oldmeadow
Release: 2018
Editor: World Wisdom Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1936597608
Language: en
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Black Elk Speaks is the most widely-read Native American testimony of the last century and a key work in our understanding of American Indian traditions. In Black Elk, Lakota Visionary, Oldmeadow draws on recently discovered sources to present a major re-assessment of Black Elk's life and work. Oldmeadow's lively and readable account explores the holy man's mystical visions, his controversial engagement with Catholicism, and his attempts to preserve and revive ancestral Sioux beliefs and practices.

Interpreting the Legacy

Interpreting the Legacy
Author: Brian Holloway
Release: 2020-08-03
Editor: University Press of Colorado
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781646420780
Language: en
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Ambitious and provocative, Interpreting the Legacy: John Neihardt and Black Elk Speaks is a new study of the classic spiritual text that is sure to spark debate. Neihardt's work has recently been critiqued by scholars who maintain that the author filtered and corrupted Black Elk's teachings through a European spiritual and political lens. In this book, Brian Holloway offers a rather different view, making a convincing case that Neihardt quite consciously attempted to use his literary craftsmanship to provide the reader with direct and immediate access to the teachings of the Oglala elder. Using Neihardt's original handwritten notes and early manuscript drafts, Holloway demonstrates the poet's careful and deliberate re-creation of Black Elk's spiritual world in order to induce a transcendent experience in the reader. Through exhaustive research into Neihardt's biographical materials, published philosophical and metaphysical writings, and volumes of taped lectures, Holloway examines the sources of the book's production as well as the reactions to and the implications of his literary portrayal of the spiritual world of the Oglala. Restoring Neihardt's reputation as a faithful witness to Black Elk's sacred landscape, Interpreting the Legacy: John Neihardt and Black Elk Speaks will be of interest to Neihardt scholars and students of literature, religious studies, and Native American studies.