Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow

Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow

Personal Memories of the Lakota Holy Man and John Neihardt

Book - 1995
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In 1931 John Neihardt traveled to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to interview Lakota elders who had witnessed the Ghost Dance and the Wounded Knee Massacre. He met Black Elk, and their two weeks of intense talks became Black Elk Speaks , one of the most important biographies of an American Indian ever published. Accompanying John Neihardt to help him observe and to take notes were his two daughters, Enid and Hilda.   For the first time Hilda Neihardt presents her memories of those interviews. She celebrates the days and nights of storytelling, camping, feasting, and horseback riding with the fresh eyes of a bright fourteen year old. The volume includes never-before-published photographs and answers many questions about the collaboration between the Lakota holy man and her father, called Peta Wigamou-Gke, or Flaming Rainbow.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1995.
ISBN: 9780803233386
0803233388
Branch Call Number: 970.3 OGLALA, BLACK EL
Characteristics: xiii, 136 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

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