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Title Black Elk lives : conversations with the Black Elk family / by Esther Black Elk DeSersa .. [and others] ; edited by Hilda Neihardt and Lori Utecht ; introduction by Charles Trimble..

Publication Info. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  978.004 BLA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  978.004 BLACK    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  970.00497 BLA    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  970.3 BLA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  978.004 BLACK ELK    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 168 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of Illustrations -- Editors' Preface -- Introduction -- Black Elk family: Legacy / Benjamin Black Elk -- Father and Grandfather / Benjamin Black Elk -- Growing up -- School days -- Mourning and teaching -- Life for the community / Esther Black Elk DeSersa -- Reclaiming the legacy / Olivia Black Elk Pourier -- Honor of a Pipe / Aaron DeSersa -- On the front lines / Clifton DeSersa -- Lakota past, present, and future -- Working -- Use and misuse of Lakota Religion -- Many paths -- Lakota legends and stories -- Women and men/men and women -- Grandfather Black Elk: We remember -- Grandfather's healing -- Caring for grandfather -- Afterword -- Appendix: Black Elk family tree -- Notes -- Index.
Summary I was at my grandfather's house, and he was sitting down, getting his pipe ready early in the morning, and here was Father Sialm knocking on the door. They opened the door, and he came in, and he saw my grandfather with the pipe. Father Sialm grabbed the pipe and said, "This is the work of the devil!" And he took it and threw it out the door on the ground. My grandfather didn't say a word. He got up and took the priest's prayer book and threw it out on the ground. Then they both looked at each other, and nobody said one word that whole time.
Subject Black Elk, 1863-1950 -- Family.
Black Elk DeSersa, Esther.
Oglala Indians -- Kinship.
Oglala Indians -- Genealogy.
Oglala Indians -- Interviews.
Added Author Black Elk DeSersa, Esther.
Petri, Hilda Neihardt.
Utecht, Lori.
ISBN 080323340X cloth alkaline paper
9780803233409 cloth alkaline paper
0803262078 paperback
9780803262072 paperback
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