The premier edition features the first ever annotated edition of black elks story done by renowned lakota scholar raymond j demallie the original standing bear illustrations and new commentary on them new maps of the world of black elk speaks and a revised index. Black elk speaks being the life story of a holy man of the oglala sioux the premier edition 2008 suny press albany ny isbn 978 1 4384 2540 5 with annotations by raymond demallie author of the sixth grandfather black elks teachings given to john g neihardt 1985. Black elk speaks being the life story of a holy man of the oglala sioux the premier edition john g neihardt on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the famous story of the lakota healer and visionary nicholas black elk. Widely hailed as a spiritual classic this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the lakota healer nicholas black elk 1863 1950 and the tragic history of his sioux people during the epic closing decades of the old west. This special edition features all three prefaces to black elk speaks that john g neihardt wrote at different points in his life a map of black elks world a reset text a listing of lakota words newly translated and reproduced using the latest orthographic standards and color paintings by lakota artist standing bear that have not been widely available for decades
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