Black Elk speaks /

"Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk's searing visions of the unity of h...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Black Elk, 1863-1950.
Other Authors: Deloria, Philip Joseph., DeMallie, Raymond J., 1946-, Shahan, A., Neihardt, John G., 1881-1973.
Format: eBook
Published: Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press : Bison Books, 2014.
Edition:Complete edition.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The offering of the pipe
  • Early boyhood
  • The great vision
  • The bison hunt
  • At the soldier's 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
  • Letter / from John G. Neihardt to Julius House, August 10, 1930
  • Gallery of the drawings / by Standing Bear, Black Elk's friend
  • Letter / from John G. Neihardt to Nick Black Elk, 6 November 1930
  • "A Great Indian Poet" from Of Making Many Books, June 20, 1931
  • "John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk" / by Raymond J. DeMallie
  • "John G. Neihardt beyond Black Elk" / by Alexis N. Petri
  • "Neihardt and Black Elk" / by Lori Utecht
  • Comparison of the transcript and draft of "Origin of the Peace Pipe"
  • Lakota words used in the text.