Black Elk Speaks : Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition (Paperback)

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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 Sioux people. This premier edition features the first-ever annotated edition of Black Elk''s story as well as new commentary, maps, and a revised index.


Publisher State Univ of New York Pr
Mfg Part# 9781438425405
SKU 208124832
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1438425406
Release Date 11/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 7L x 1T
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Annotation This is the autobiography of Black Elk, a Lakota Indian fighting for freedom at the end of the 19th century, as told to author John G. Neihardt. While his tale glows with eyewitness accounts of historic events and Lakota Sioux customs, the heart of the book is Black Elk's soulful visions of a better future for his people and, by extension, for all humanity. He urges us to follow the "good red road" of interconnectedness and respect for all life, to honor the past without becoming mired in it, and to regard the earth as sacred. It is this emphasis on earth-centered spirituality that has made BLACK ELK SPEAKS a classic of Native American literature and the environmental movement.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0334
Publisher State University of New York Press
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