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ISBN: 0803233019 / ISBN-13: 9780803233010

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

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This inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk and the tragic history of his ... Show synopsis

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  • Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (University of Nebraska Press) – Hardcover (1979)
    by John Gneisenau Neihardt, Black, Vine Deloria (Introduction by)

    Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
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    Hardcover, University of Nebraska Press
    1979
    English
    298 pages

    ISBN: 0803233019
    ISBN-13: 9780803233010

    "If any great religious classic has emerged in this century or on this continent, it must certainly be judged in the company of "Black Elk Speaks"...The most important aspect of the book, however, is not its effect on the non-Indian populace who wished to learn something of the beliefs of the Plains Indians but upon the contemporary generation of young Indians who have been aggressively searching for roots of their own in the structure of universal reality. To them the book has become a North American bible of all tribes." ... Show more

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MarkT

History or Western Novel?

by MarkT on Aug 31, 2007

"Black Elk Speaks" is an interesting book, but if read completely, to include the appendices, it becomes clear that the author took significant liberties in transforming the originally dictated manuscript into more romantic prose. This has the disappointing effect of casting doubt over the book as a ... More

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