Black Elk : the life of an American visionary /

"Describes the life of the Native American holy man who fought at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his cousin Crazy Horse, traveled to Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and became a traditionalist in the Ghost Dance movement"--

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Main Author: Jackson, Joe, 1955- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • "A sort of a preacher"
  • If you're not good, the Wasichus will get you. Chosen ; A casualty of the hundred slain ; The great vision ; Resurrection ; The Black Hills ; "It is war" ; When the Wasichus come
  • Childhood's end. The burning road ; Killing Crazy Horse ; Grandmother's land ; The fear ; Dances with thunder
  • The Messiah will come again. The land of darkness ; The making of a medicine man ; The "show man" ; The entrance to hell ; "La belle époque" ; The Messiah will come again ; Dances with ghosts ; Wounded Knee ; "There will be a better day to die"
  • "What is an Indian?" The underground ; Black robe days ; Vanishing Americans ; Black Elk speaks ; Defenders of the faith ; Disciples
  • Besieged.