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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

Label
Black Elk : the life of an American visionary
Title
Black Elk
Title remainder
the life of an American visionary
Statement of responsibility
Joe Jackson
Title variation
Sacred tree is dead : the two wars of Black Elk, holy man of the Oglala Sioux
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Joe
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
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black Elk
  • Black Elk
  • Black Elk
  • Oglala Indians
  • Oglala Indians
  • Lakota Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Lakota Indians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Oglala Indians
  • Oglala Indians
  • Lakota Indians
  • Lakota Indians
  • Oglala Indians
  • Oglala Indians
Label
Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn946579928
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374253301
Lccn
2016016695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026578611
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374253301
  • (OCoLC)946579928
Label
Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn946579928
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374253301
Lccn
2016016695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026578611
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374253301
  • (OCoLC)946579928

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