Black Elk Speaks Author:John G. Neihardt "O Six Powers of the World, hear me in my sorrow, for I may never call again ... O make my people live!" — In 1931, an old man, standing on Harney Mountain, raised his arms and spoke those words to an empty sky. — His name was Black Elk, warrior and medicine mane of the Oglala Sioux. From the Battle of Little Big Horn, which he witnessed as a boy... more » of 13m to the last terrible massacre of the Indians at Wounded Knee, Black Elk lived the life of the Plains Indian and saw he death of his people.
In this book he tells, as no man can ever tell is again, his vision of the meaning of life on this planet as it was for the Indian of the western plains, and as it might be for all men.
The great story of the Sioux is ended, and the sacred hoop of the life is broken, but in this book the spirit of Black Elk's people lives on.« less