The Black Elk reader /

New critical readings of Black Elk, which show his profound influence on mainstream American thought and culture.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Holler, Clyde.
Format: Book
Published: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2000.
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Black Elk passes on the power of the Earth: Black Elk's purpose and use of Lakota literary tradition in creating Black Elk speaks / Ruth J. Heflin
  • Speaking through others: Black Elk speaks as testimonial literature / R. Todd Wise
  • Black Elk's significance in American culture / Amanda Porterfield
  • Akicita of the thunder: horses in Black Elk's vision / Julian Rice
  • John Neihardt and Black Elk speaks: a personal reminiscence / George W. Linden
  • Black Elk and John G. Neihardt / Hilda Neihardt, R. Todd Wise
  • A retrospective on Black Elk: holy man of the Oglala / Michael F. Steltenkamp
  • A postcolonial reading of Black Elk / Dale Stover
  • Just what is cultural appropriation, anyway? The Ethics of reading Black Elk speaks / Frances W. Kaye
  • Inipi, the purification rite (sweat lodge), and Black Elk's account in The sacred pipe / Gregory P. Fields
  • Black Elk and the spiritual significance of Paha sapa (the Black Hills) / Alexandra Witkin-New Holy
  • Dakota philosophy / George W. Linden
  • The great vision of Black Elk as literary ritual / R. Todd Wise
  • The new missiology and Black Elk's individuation / Paul B. Steinmetz
  • Black Elk and the Jesuits / Ross Enochs
  • Sources and suggestions for further study of Black Elk and Lakota culture / Raymond A. Bucko.