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The Resource Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux, as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear

Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux, as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear

Label
Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux
Title
Black Elk speaks
Title remainder
being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux
Statement of responsibility
as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear
Title variation
Life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Black Elk Speaks is widely hailed as a religious classic, one of the best spiritual books of the modern era and the bestselling book of all time by an American Indian. This inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881?-1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota elder chose Neihardt to share his visions and life with the world. Neihardt understood and today Black Elk is known to all." -- Cover, p. 4
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978.004/9752440092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux, as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The offering of the pipe -- Early boyhood -- The great vision -- The bison hunt -- At the soldiers' town -- High Horse's courting -- Wasichus in the hills -- The fight with Three Stars -- The rubbing out of Long Hair -- Walking the black road -- The killing of Crazy Horse -- Grandmother's land -- The compelling fear -- The horse dance -- The dog vision -- Heyoka ceremony -- The first cure -- The powers of the bison and the elk -- Across the big water -- The spirit journey -- The messiah -- Visions of the other world -- Bad trouble coming -- The butchering at Wounded Knee -- The end of the dream -- Neihardt's postscript -- Appendix : Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 19 -- The drawings by Black Elk's friend, Standing Bear -- John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk
Control code
sky200098524
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Premier ed.
Extent
xxviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781438425405
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux, as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; annotated by Raymond J. DeMallie ; with illustrations by Standing Bear
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The offering of the pipe -- Early boyhood -- The great vision -- The bison hunt -- At the soldiers' town -- High Horse's courting -- Wasichus in the hills -- The fight with Three Stars -- The rubbing out of Long Hair -- Walking the black road -- The killing of Crazy Horse -- Grandmother's land -- The compelling fear -- The horse dance -- The dog vision -- Heyoka ceremony -- The first cure -- The powers of the bison and the elk -- Across the big water -- The spirit journey -- The messiah -- Visions of the other world -- Bad trouble coming -- The butchering at Wounded Knee -- The end of the dream -- Neihardt's postscript -- Appendix : Letter from Neihardt to Black Elk, 6 November 19 -- The drawings by Black Elk's friend, Standing Bear -- John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk
Control code
sky200098524
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Premier ed.
Extent
xxviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781438425405
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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