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The Resource Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson

Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson

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Black Elk : the life of an American visionary
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Black Elk : the life of an American visionary
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Joe Jackson
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eng
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  • "Describes the life of the Native American holy man who fought at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his cousin Crazy Horse, traveled to Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and became a traditionalist in the Ghost Dance movement"--
  • "Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John G. Neihardt from a series of interviews with Black Elk and other elders at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Black Elk Speaks is one of the most widely read and admired works of American Indian literature. Cryptic and deeply personal, it has been read as a spiritual guide, a philosophical manifesto, and a text to be deconstructed--while the historical Black Elk has faded from view. In this sweeping book, Joe Jackson provides the definitive biographical account of a figure whose dramatic life converged with some of the most momentous events in the history of the American West. Born in an era of rising violence between the Sioux, white settlers, and U.S. government troops, Black Elk killed his first man at the Little Bighorn, witnessed the death of his second cousin Crazy Horse, and traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the Massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior, instead accepting the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that he struggled to understand. Although Black Elk embraced Catholicism in his later years, he continued to practice the old ways clandestinely and never refrained from seeking meaning in the visions that both haunted and inspired him. In Black Elk, Jackson has crafted a true American epic, restoring to its subject the richness of his times and gorgeously portraying a life of heroism and tragedy, adaptation and endurance, in an era of permanent crisis on the Great Plains." -- Publisher's description
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Title
Black Elk
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Chronicles the life of the Native American healer and holy man, known for his testimonial "Black Elk Speaks," who fought at the Little Bighorn, traveled to Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and became swept up in the Ghost Dance movement
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Spur Award for Biography, 2017.
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10533750
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DLC
Dewey number
978.004/9752440092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.O3
LC item number
J33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Joe Jackson
Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [499]-564) and index
Contents
Prologue: "a sort of a preacher" -- If you're not good, the wasichus will get you -- Chosen -- A casualty of the hundred slain -- The great vision -- Resurrection -- The Black Hills -- "It is war" -- When the wasichus come -- Childhood's end -- The burning road -- Killing Crazy Horse -- Grandmother's land -- The fear -- Dances with thunder -- The messiah will come again -- The land of darkness -- The making of a medicine man -- The "show man" -- The entrance to hell -- La belle epoque -- The messiah will come again -- Dances with ghosts -- Wounded Knee -- "There will be a better day to die" -- "What is an Indian?" -- The underground -- Black robe days -- Vanishing Americans -- Black Elk speaks -- Defenders of the faith -- Disciples -- Epilogue: besieged
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ocn946579928
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374253301
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016016695
Other control number
40026578611
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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