Black Elk's Vision A Lakota Story

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Told from a Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk—an Oglala Lakota medicine man who lived from 1863 to 1950—follows him from childhood through adulthood.--from the publisher

48 pages            978-0810983991                    Ages 8-12

Keywords:  biography, Native American, Native American author, point of view, diverse books, diversity, multicultural, heritage, culture, respecting others, understanding others, battles, war, growing up, coming of age, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, first person voice, narrative nonfiction, informational picture book

Other titles in this series: Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender; Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People

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Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history.

From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk—an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863–1950)—follows him from childhood through adulthood.

S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine man’s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his people—and all people—understand their place in the circle of life.

The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelson’s signature art.--from the publisher

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