• Black Elk Speaks

    Pages: 6

    A 6 page paper which discusses the book "Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux," translated and published by John Neihardt, and argues that it is a tale of how the his tribe, and perhaps all Native American Tribes, lost much of what was precious to them. We examine the fact that the death of their power and way of life could have been caused by the arrival of the White man, but that it could also have been for reasons unknown as of yet, which is, in many ways, what Black Elk seems to be saying. The White man, therefor, was only a tool that helped destroy the way of life and the power of the Native peoples. No additional sources cited.

    File: JR7_RAblckelk.wps

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