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Black elk speaks : Being the life story of a holy man of the oglala sioux

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  • Running Time: 06:07 hrs
    Narrator: Scott Peterson
    Phoenix Books, Inc., 2010
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Contributor: Peterson, Scott
    Edition: Unabridged

    A timeless and inspiring autobiographical account of the great religious and historical vision of an American Indian healer, Black Elk Speaks has become a revered spiritual classic for all peoples everywhere. Black Elk (1863-1950) was a Lakota Sioux Indian with a privileged insight into the great changes taking place among his people in their native land. His vision occurred during the period just before the Little Big Horn massacre. His words were transcribed at the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1930 by John G. Neihardt, a writer and critic with an intense and compassionate interest in American Indian culture and religion. Black Elk specifically designated Neihardt to record his words. These words convey Native American history from the 'inside.' They are as well a religious testament to the enduring spirit of America's native people.

    Original Publisher: Beverly Hills, Phoenix Books, Inc.
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781607479260