Black Elk speaks : being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux /

His life story and the story of the Oglala Sioux during the decades of the Little Big Horn, the ghost-dance rising, and the Wounded Knee massacre.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Black Elk, 1863-1950.
Other Authors: Neihardt, John G., 1881-1973.
Format: Government Document Book
Published: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1979.
Table of 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
  • Author's postscript.