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This book is an illustrated edition of Black Elk's account of the seven sacred rites of the Oglala Sioux. Vividly portraying the arrival of the White Buffalo Woman on the Plains, the paintings and charcoals by Vera Louise Drysdale highlight dramatic elements of the ancient rituals she imparted, and they show everyday objects that were sanctified in the Sioux cosmology.

The sacred pipe is the central instrument in the holy rites of the Sioux people. The White Buffalo Woman appeared on the Plains to give the pipe to the Sioux so that they might "send their voices" to Wakan-Tanka, the Great Spirit. She related the seven rites of the pipe: the keeping of the soul, the rite of purification, crying for a vision, the Sun Dance, the making of relatives, preparation for womanhood, and the throwing of the ball that symbolizes the earth and gives strength to future generations.

In this volume the rituals are condensed, but the continuity of Joseph Epes Brownand#8217;s text is preserved. The original text, as given by Black Elk, was recorded in 1947; in 1953 the University of Oklahoma Press published it as The Sacred Pipe.

About the Author

Vera Louise Drysdale, a professional artist and illustrator with numerous Indian portraits to her credit, worked for five years on the illustrations for The Gift of the Sacred Pipe

Joseph Epes Brown (1920-2000) was an American scholar whose lifelong dedication to Native American traditions helped bring the study of American Indian religious traditions into higher education. His book, The Sacred Pipe, is an account of his discussions with the Lakota holy man, Black Elk. "I traveled among many of the prairie Indians," Brown said, "and after meeting the old Sioux priest Black Elk, I was asked by him to record the account he should give me of his ancient religion. This volume I really consider to be his work and his contribution to the Sioux."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806123110
Editor:
Drysdale, Vera L.
Other:
Amiotte, Arthur
Editor:
Drysdale, Vera L.
Author:
Brown, Joseph Epes
Author:
Drysdale, Vera L.
Author:
Drysdale, Vera Louise
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Oglala Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Number:
New ed. /
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
3565
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 color photos, 28 b&w illus
Pages:
118
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 0.51 in 1.22 lb

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