Black Elk, Lakota Visionary

Item Id: 6958

Black Elk (1863-1950), the Lakota holy man, is beloved by millions around the world. In Black Elk, Lakota Visionary, Harry Oldmeadow draws on recently discovered sources and in-depth research to provide a major re-assessment of Black Elks life and work. The author explores Black Elks mystical visions, his controversial engagement with Catholicism, and his previously unrecognized attempts to preserve and revive ancestral Sioux beliefs and practices. Oldmeadows lively and highly readable account is a captivating introduction to this Lakota holy man. (Softcover, 256 pp.)