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Black Elk Speaks

Being the Life Story of A Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
Black Elk (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.
Authors: Black Elk, 1863-1950
Title: Black Elk speaks
being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, c2008
Edition: Premier ed
Characteristics: xxviii, 334 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear
Additional Contributors: DeMallie, Raymond J. 1946-
Neihardt, John Gneisenau 1881-1973
ISBN: 1438425406
9781438425405
Branch Call Number: 978.004975244 B627b 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-324) and index
Subject Headings: Teton Indians Oglala Indians Religion Oglala Indians Biography Black Elk, 1863-1950
Topical Term: Teton Indians
Oglala Indians
Oglala Indians
LCCN: 2008038002
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In the 1930s, John G. Neihardt, a poet and a chronicler of the old West and Native American folkways, spent many hours with Black Elk, one of the most revered holy men of the Oglala Sioux.


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Sep 04, 2012
  • katycurtis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book but after reading the premier annotated edition I kind of wish that I had read the Sixth Grandfather instead, because that is a direct transcription of Black Elk's words, whereas Neihardt's voice and thoughts come through a lot in this one. (E.g., Neihardt portrays Black Elk as thinking negatively of Christianity and white men, but these are added flourishes; Black Elk worked in a Christian church and thought there were a lot of beneficial concepts in Christian teachings.)

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