Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story (For Young Readers, Book)

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"...while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understand more that I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things..."
~Black Elk

Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk's Vision provides a unique perspective on American history.

Black Elk (1863-1950) was a Lakota-Oglala medicine man and a cousin of Crazy Horse. This biographical account follows him from childhood through adulthood, recounting the visions he had as a young boy and describing his involvement in the battle of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

S.D. Nelson, enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of the Dakotas, tells the story of Black Elk through the voice of a medicine man, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and their people gathered onto reservations.

Interspersing archival images with his own artwork, Nelson conveys how Black Elk clung to his childhood vision, which planted the seeds to help his people  - and all people - understand their place in the Circle of Life. 

 

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SKU:
b15b-NELSON9781419715280
Author:
S.D. Nelson, Standing Rock Sioux Nation
ISBN:
9781419715280
Book Details:
Soft cover, 55 pages