Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary
The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world
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. … [Amazon.com]
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
New York, NY
Jackson, Joe, "Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary" (2016). MFA Creative Writing Faculty Bookshelf. 51.