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
Title
Black Elk
Title remainder
the life of an American visionary
Statement of responsibility
Joe Jackson
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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 Neihardt from a series of interviews, it 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, Black Elk killed his first man at Little Big Horn, 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 and instead choose the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that haunted and inspired him, even after he converted to Catholicism in his later years. In Black Elk, Jackson has crafted a true American epic, restoring to Black Elk 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.004/9752440092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson
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Black Elk : the life of an American visionary, Joe Jackson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 599 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780374253301
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016016695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (SKY)sky280604683
  • 1243751
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