"What is good in this book is given back to the six grandfathers and to the great men of my people" ~Black Elk Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time.
Black Elk's searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life , multiple genres. Whatever appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota Life, as a history of a Native nation, or as an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable.
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