Black Elk Speaks

Author : John G. Neihardt
ISBN : 9780803283930
Genre : Social Science
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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 humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, as a history of a Native nation, or as an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind. This complete edition features a new introduction by historian Philip J. Deloria and annotations of Black Elk’s story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J. DeMallie. Three essays by John G. Neihardt provide background on this landmark work along with pieces by Vine Deloria Jr., Raymond J. DeMallie, Alexis Petri, and Lori Utecht. Maps, original illustrations by Standing Bear, and a set of appendixes rounds out the edition.
Category: Social Science

Black Elk Speaks

Author : John G. Neihardt
ISBN : 9781438425405
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Sixth Grandfather

Author : John Gneisenau Neihardt
ISBN : 0803265646
Genre : History
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In a series of interviews an American Plains Indian describes his life and discusses the traditional religious beliefs of the Indians
Category: History

Cliffsnotes On Neihardt S Black Elk Speaks

Author : Diane Prenatt
ISBN : 9780544179974
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Black Elk Speaks is the story of Nicholas Black Elk, Lakota visionary and healer, and his people at the close of the nineteenth century. Black Elk grew up in a time when white settlers were invading his homeland, slaughtering buffalo herds, and threatening the Lakotas' way of life. Celebrated poet and writer John G. Neidhart tells this story of how the Lakotas' fought back from the triumph at Little Bighorn to the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks has been regarded as a collaborative autobiography, a history of a Native American nation, and a spiritual testament for all humankind. This concise supplement to Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks helps students understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ich Rufe Mein Volk

Author : Schwarzer Hirsch
ISBN : 3889775411
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The Black Elk Reader

Author : Clyde Holler
ISBN : 0815628366
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A compilation of essays by authorities on Black Elk. The introduction explores his life and texts, and the essays demonstrate Black Elk's relevance to today's scholarly discussions, and consider his work from postcolonial, anthropological and cultural perspectives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Black Elk Speaks Doesn T He Facts And Fiction Of An Autobiography

Author : Katharina Reese
ISBN : 9783640780112
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (John-F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien), course: Ethnic (Post) Modernism and the Invention of Ethnicity, language: English, abstract: These introductory words, printed in the appendix of the novel itself, give a very clear and critical insight into the topic of Black Elk Speaks by author John G. Neihardt. Largely considered to be an autobiographical narration, it has become one of the most famous books dealing with the story of individuals of Native American origin. Following the tradition of so-called „as-told-to‟ stories (Georgi-Findlay 1997, 385), it is the story of the Lakota holy man Black Elk, who told it to the author John G. Neihardt who transcribed it and wrote it down. The story, and its categorization as autobiographical, claims authenticity, and was widely regarded to be an accurate report of Native American life among the tribe of the Oglala Lakota and their culture. Even today, the book is still considered to be one of the first works of Native American literature. (As a matter of fact, the book is listed in the chapter “Indianerliteratur” (Native American Literature) in Hubert Zapf‟s “Amerikanische Literaturgeschichte”.) Even though it was written down and published by a person of Euro-American background, the story itself is considered to be uniquely Native American in content. But how authentic is the story, how much of what Neihardt wrote down was fact, and what was actually his own interpretation or even literary freedom that he took to serve certain stereotypes and make the story more appealing for the audience which it was aimed at?
Category: Literary Collections

Black Elk Lives

Author : Hilda Martinsen Neihardt
ISBN : 0803262078
Genre : History
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I was at my grandfather's house, and he was sitting down, getting his pipe ready early in the morning, and here was Father Sialm knocking on the door. They opened the door, and he came in, and he saw my grandfather with the pipe. Father Sialm grabbed the pipe and said, "This is the work of the devil!" And he took it and threw it out the door on the ground. My grandfather didn't say a word. He got up and took the priest's prayer book and threw it out on the ground. Then they both looked at each other, and nobody said one word that whole time.
Category: History