9780803283855

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

Nicholas Black Elk; John G. Neihardt

ISBN 10: 0803283857 / 0-8032-8385-7
ISBN 13: 9780803283855
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind.

When Black Elk received his great vision, white settlers were invading the Lakotas’ homeland, decimating buffalo herds, and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas’ way of life. The Lakotas fought fiercely to retain their freedom and way of life, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and an unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks offers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time, however. As related by Neihardt, Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and the earth have made this book a venerated spiritual classic. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, or an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable.

 

This new edition features two additional essays by John G. Neihardt that further illuminate his experience with Black Elk; an essay by Alexis Petri, great-granddaughter of John G. Neihardt, that celebrates Neihardt’s remarkable accomplishments; and a look at the legacy of the special relationship between Neihardt and Black Elk, written by Lori Utecht, editor of Knowledge and Opinion: Essays and Literary Criticism of John G. Neihardt.

For more information on John G. Neihardt, visit www.neihardt.com


Review:
Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind.

When Black Elk received his great vision, white settlers were invading the Lakotas’ homeland, decimating buffalo herds, and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas’ way of life. The Lakotas fought fiercely to retain their freedom and way of life, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and an unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks offers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time, however. As related by Neihardt, Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and the earth have made this book a venerated spiritual classic. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, a history of a Native nation, or an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable.

This new edition features two additional essays by John G. Neihardt that further illuminate his experience with Black Elk; an essay by Alexis Petri, great-granddaughter of John G. Neihardt, that celebrates Neihardt’s remarkable accomplishments; and a look at the legacy of the special relationship between Neihardt and Black Elk, written by Lori Utecht, editor of Knowledge and Opinion: Essays and Literary Criticism of John G. Neihardt.

From the Inside Flap

 

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux: Search Results

1.
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (ISBN: 0803283857 / 0-8032-8385-7)
Nicholas Black Elk;John G. Neihardt
ISBN 10: 0803283857
ISBN 13: 9780803283855
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0803283857

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.74
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux [Paperback] (ISBN: 0803283857 / 0-8032-8385-7)
Nicholas Black Elk;John G. Neihardt
ISBN 10: 0803283857
ISBN 13: 9780803283855
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0803283857BNA

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.06
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
Black Elk Speaks (ISBN: 9780803283855)
Nicholas Black Elk;John G. Neihardt
ISBN 10: 0803283857
ISBN 13: 9780803283855
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Bedford, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97808032838551.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.51
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
4.
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (ISBN: 0803283857 / 0-8032-8385-7)
Nicholas Black Elk;John G. Neihardt
ISBN 10: 0803283857
ISBN 13: 9780803283855
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110803283857

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 59.16
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book