In 1930, he began telling his story to the writer john neihardt the result was “ black elk speaks” (1932), a vivid and affecting chronicle of lakota history and.
In the nineteen-sixties and seventies, “black elk speaks” became the kind of book one carried in a backpack while hitchhiking around the west.
Being the life story of a holy man of the oglala sioux 1932, reprint lincoln: university of nebraska press, 1961 summary of the book black elk speaks.
Black elk speaks is a book originally published in 1932, written by john g neihardt (though most of the book is just a transcription of what black elk.
Black elk speaks: being the life story of a holy man of the oglala sioux what he saw, and it was years before he began to work out the meaning of the vision.