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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.

When Black Elk received his great vision, white settlers were invading the Lakotas’ homeland, decimating buffalo herds, and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas’ way of life. The Lakotas fought fiercely to retain their freedom and way of life, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and an unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks offers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time, however. As related by Neihardt, Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and the earth have made this book a venerated spiritual classic. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, or an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable.

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.

For more information on John G. Neihardt, visit www.neihardt.com

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Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863and#8211;1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elkand#8217;s 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.

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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 Elkand#8217;s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind.

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This complete edition features a new introduction byand#160;historian Philip J. Deloria and annotations of Black Elkand#8217;s 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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Synopsis:

"Black Elk Speaks" is the powerful and inspirational story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk and his people during the momentous twilight years of the 19th century, as told to distinguished poet, writer, and critic Neihardt in 1930.

About the Author

John G. Neihardt (1881and#8211;1973) is the author of several classics, including A Cycle of the West and Eagle Voice Remembers, both available in Bison Books editions. He was named Nebraskaand#8217;s first poet laureate and foremost poet of the nation by the National Poetry Center in 1936.

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jumpergirl3005, June 14, 2007 (view all comments by jumpergirl3005)
Black Elk Speaks is about the life of Black Elk. It starts when he is a young boy and continues on through his life. The story follows his life growing up and how the white settlers effected Native Americans. It will really help you see how unfair and cruel the white settlers were to the Native Americans. We have always heard about how it ws the Native Americans fault for the war but really the white settlers acted first. A touching and heartbreaking tale of how white settlers broke the Native American dream and spirit.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803283855
Subtitle:
The Complete Edition
Author:
Neihardt, John
Author:
Neihardt, John G.
Author:
Deloria, Philip J.
Author:
Black
Author:
Neihardt, John Gneisenau
Author:
Deloria, Vine, Jr.
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Edition Description:
Bison Books
Publication Date:
20140301
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 photographs, 16 illustrations, map, in
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863and#8211;1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elkand#8217;s 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.

and#160;

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 Elkand#8217;s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind.

and#160;

This complete edition features a new introduction byand#160;historian Philip J. Deloria and annotations of Black Elkand#8217;s 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.

and#160;

"Synopsis" by , "Black Elk Speaks" is the powerful and inspirational story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk and his people during the momentous twilight years of the 19th century, as told to distinguished poet, writer, and critic Neihardt in 1930.
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