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Black Elk Speaks

(John G. Neihardt)

Black Elk was a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux.  He told his life story to a Nebraskan poet called John Neihardt, when he visited the Great Sioux Reservation in the 1930s.  162 more words

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Black Elk Speaks

The biographical text indeed has a poetic flare (though not entirely) to it that comes across from the introduction onward, and can be seen in both Black Elk and John Neihardt’s speech and writing. 1,748 more words


Black Elk

In the 19th Century the Lakota began referring to white men as Wasichu. It referred originally to what seemed to be the endless number of buffalo on the plains. 523 more words