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Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
A Book

by John G. Neihardt

  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780871296153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition

by Black Elk,John G. Neihardt,Raymond J. DeMallie

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2008-10-16
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1438425406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition

by John G. Neihardt

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2010-03-18
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9781438425382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
The Complete Edition

by Black Elk,John G. Neihardt

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2014-03-01
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 0803283911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Black Elk Speaks
A Book

by Christopher Sergel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sixth Grandfather

The Sixth Grandfather
Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt

by John Gneisenau Neihardt

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1985-01-01
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 9780803265646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Black Elk Speaks IV

Black Elk Speaks IV
Creator's Planetary Warning: Narration by a Teton Sioux

by Ed McGaa

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2015-06-16
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781514356685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Not unlike Moses at Mt. Sinai, Black Elk had a powerful, predictive communication from the Higher Power. Instead of Moral and Ethical commandments, Black Elk's Vision was a forewarning of the Time that the World is in Now. Its core, the Blue Man of corruption, control and environmental disaster was exposed. Planetary Heating and Drought obviously exists for the observant. The blind deny, but each decade presents looming evidence. Unfortunately, Black Elk's Vision has been detoured, its ultimate message ignored. Black Elk Speaks IV challenges the previous versions of Black Elk Speaks. Eagle Man utilizes experienced Native American Spirituality to set humanity back on the right track of literary exploration. The Author has no quarrel with the original- Black Elk Speaks [I]. Ed was a close friend (kola) of the interpreter Ben Black Elk. Black Elk Speaks [II] and [III] are a conflicting matter that need to be challenged by a traditional Oglala Lakota (Sioux). -Jerry McGowan, author of The Place. Creator warned through Its Earth Powers. An honest White Man, John Neihardt, wrote the revelation truthfully to the world but academic White Men clouded the warning for nearly a century motivated by ego and their false sense of religious superiority. A Sioux warrior, my Dad, with no help from the NDN Academics had to come forward and bring forth the depth of the warning. -Paula K. Tonemah, M.A., author of Spirit Horse-Adventure in Crazy Horse Country. Decades went by before Black Elk spoke of the Vision, but before he began his revelation, he stated to John Neihardt, "I must tell you of my people before I tell you of my life so that you may trust me." In respect for Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks IV will follow his approach, relating Sioux history first. The times and subterfuge of governmental and obsessive religious control, dictated against Sioux people upon their federal reservations, resulted in fatal incarceration for some within the federally built Canton, SD Hiawatha Federal All-Indian Insane Asylum. Confinement was at the discretion of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Agent located at each Sioux reservation. Overzealous Missionaries were the agents' advisers. The real and active threat to one's family placing any Indian in confinement for persisting or championing their spiritual beliefs loomed largely. The resultant federal Ban of Native Spirituality along with their beseeching ceremonies due to lobbying missionaries should be adequate proof of church control on an Indian reservation. The stubborn Sioux went underground and today the old Spiritual Way has miraculously survived and thrives today. Missionaries no longer control Sioux reservations due mainly to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. The major issue within the following text is the Spiritual Warning offered from an obvious Higher Power for not just tribal people but the entire planet. Black Elk observed this predicted force as the Blue Man of environmental destruction, including the impending detriment to our own agriculture and lifestyle. It had obvious capability as it was destroying and polluting all around it, including flora and fauna. Such implications of the Vision have been totally ignored by commentary within subsequent versions of the original Black Elk Speaks and related works and presentations. Black Elk's so termed 'conversion', however, remains too misleading, detouring and diversionary from the disastrous Climate Change which is now visibly apparent worldwide. Hence, Black Elk Speaks IV, from a traditional espousing Teton Lakota (Sioux) had to be written to challenge earlier errant, diluting, related works. No challenge is directed toward John Neihardt. He simply wrote truthfully from his long interview with Black Elk. This is further supported from my personal interviews with Neihardt's daughter Hilda, and my personal relationship with Black Elk's son (Ben Black Elk) - the interpreter of every word of Black Elk Speaks.

Black Elk Lives

Black Elk Lives
Conversations with the Black Elk Family

by Hilda Martinsen Neihardt,Lori Holm Utecht

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2003-03-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780803262072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Black Elk Reader

The Black Elk Reader
A Book

by Clyde Holler

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780815628354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compilation of essays by authorities on Black Elk. The introduction explores his life and texts, and the essays demonstrate Black Elk's relevance to today's scholarly discussions, and consider his work from postcolonial, anthropological and cultural perspectives.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition

by Black Elk,John G. Neihardt,Raymond J. DeMallie

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2008-10-16
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1438425406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Black Elk

Black Elk
The Life of an American Visionary

by Joe Jackson

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 0374709610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Society of American Historians' Francis Parkman Prize Winner of the PEN / Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Best Biography of 2016, True West magazine Winner of the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award, Best Western Biography Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Long-listed for the Cundill History Prize One of the Best Books of 2016, The Boston Globe The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John G. Neihardt from a series of interviews with Black Elk and other elders at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Black Elk Speaks is one of the most widely read and admired works of American Indian literature. Cryptic and deeply personal, it has been read as a spiritual guide, a philosophical manifesto, and a text to be deconstructed—while the historical Black Elk has faded from view. In this sweeping book, Joe Jackson provides the definitive biographical account of a figure whose dramatic life converged with some of the most momentous events in the history of the American West. Born in an era of rising violence between the Sioux, white settlers, and U.S. government troops, Black Elk killed his first man at the Little Bighorn, witnessed the death of his second cousin Crazy Horse, and traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the Massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior, instead accepting the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that he struggled to understand. Although Black Elk embraced Catholicism in his later years, he continued to practice the old ways clandestinely and never refrained from seeking meaning in the visions that both haunted and inspired him. In Black Elk, Jackson has crafted a true American epic, restoring to its subject the richness of his times and gorgeously portraying a life of heroism and tragedy, adaptation and endurance, in an era of permanent crisis on the Great Plains.

Interpreting the Legacy

Interpreting the Legacy
John Neihardt and Black Elk Speaks

by Brian Holloway

  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 2020-08-03
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1646420780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
Curriculum Unit

by Center for Learning Network Staff,Regina U. Wiegand

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002-04
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : 9781560776949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Teacher Guide for the title novel contains 10 lesson plans with 47 reproducible student handouts.

Black Elk

Black Elk
Holy Man of the Oglala

by Michael F. Steltenkamp

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 1997-09-01
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780806129884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.

The Life of Black Elk

The Life of Black Elk
A Book

by Miriam Coleman

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1508148147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Black Elk was a medicine man of the Oglala Sioux who rose to fame because of his talents as a healer and his role in the Battle of Wounded Knee. These are just some of the facts readers learn about this fascinating figure, whose life is detailed through biographical text, primary sources, and historical photographs. Readers learn the important place Black Elk occupies in Native American history and United States history. The social studies-focused text helps readers understand how Black Elk helped shape the history of the Sioux people in the 19th century and beyond. A timeline and sidebars offer opportunities for additional learning.

Nicholas Black Elk

Nicholas Black Elk
Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic

by Michael F. Steltenkamp

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2011-11-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0806183683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Black Elk, Lakota Visionary

Black Elk, Lakota Visionary
The Oglala Holy Man and Sioux Tradition

by Harry Oldmeadow

  • Publisher : World Wisdom Books
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781936597604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow

Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow
Personal Memories of the Lakota Holy Man and John Neihardt

by Hilda M. Neihardt,Hilda Neihardt Petri

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1999-09-01
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9780803283763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1931 John Neihardt traveled to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to interview Lakota elders who had witnessed the Ghost Dance and the Wounded Knee Massacre. He met Black Elk, and their two weeks of intense talks became Black Elk Speaks, one of the most important biographies of an American Indian ever published. Accompanying John Neihardt to help him observe and to take notes were his two daughters, Enid and Hilda. For the first time Hilda Neihardt presents her memories of those interviews. She celebrates the days and nights of storytelling, camping, feasting, and horseback riding with the fresh eyes of a bright fourteen year old. The volume includes never-before-published photographs and answers many questions about the collaboration between the Lakota holy man and her father, called Peta Wigamou-Gke, or Flaming Rainbow.

Black Elk's Story

Black Elk's Story
Distinguishing Its Lakota Purpose

by Julian Rice

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994-03
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780826314970
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Black Elk Speaks, the book of John G. Neihardt's interviews with the Lakota visionary, is one of the most successful popularizations of Native American religious thought. Using the original transcripts of the interviews, Rice points beyond Black Elk Speaks to an increased awareness of difference between Christianity and the Lakota spiritual tradition. To understand these differences Black Elk must be cleanly disentangled from Neihardt. Neihardt was a Christian poet with a typological belief in providential progress, culminating in the enlightenment of all peoples in universal love. Black Elk was more complex, at various times using the language of a Lakota traditionalist, a Catholic catechist, or a synthesis of both. Rice argues that Black Elk retained throughout his life the priorities of his original Lakota identity as healer, visionary, and warrior and held to one constant purpose - the transmission of the Lakota ways to the Lakota people." "This indispensable study is the first to discuss thoroughly all the major Black Elk material and the various critical approaches to it. The result is a rich dialogue with Black Elk and Lakota culture that will be of value to literary critics, anthropologists, and other students of Native American culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Black Elk

Black Elk
Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism

by Damian Costello

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This study of Black Elk, the Oglala Lakota subject of the bestselling Black Elk Speaks, challenges the assumptions of many scholars - both those who claim that Black Elk was a Lakota holy man first and foremost and those who maintain that he abandoned his Lakota tradition after converting to Catholicism." "Arguing from a post-colonial perspective, author Damien Costello deconstructs modern Western assumptions and shows that Black Elk was an active agent, and that his conversion was in continuity with the dynamics of Lakota culture and provided new power to challenge the dominance of colonialism. As a consequence, Black Elk the Lakota holy man and Black Elk the Lakota catechist remembered by his community were not contradictory but one consistent agent fighting for the survival of his people in a colonial world infringing on the Lakota, their lands, and their traditions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved