Black Elk

Holy Man of the Oglala

Author: Michael F. Steltenkamp

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806129884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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Portrays the Sioux spiritual leader as a victim of Western subjugation.

The Gift of the Sacred Pipe

Based on Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux

Author: Vera Louise Drysdale,Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806123110

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

View: 5057

Based on Black Elk's account of the seven rites of the Oglala Sioux as originally recorded and edited by Joseph Epes Brown.

The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian

Commemorative Edition with Letters While Living with Black Elk

Author: Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316365

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 4880

This new and updated edition of Joseph Epes Brown's The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian contains previously unpublished letters that were written while Brown was living with Black Elk, providing new details and insights about Black Elk's relationship to the Catholic Church and to traditional Lakota spirituality. This commemorative edition includes: 9 previously unpublished photographs; a new introduction by Ake Hultkrantz; a new editors' preface by Marina Brown Weatherly, Elenita Brown, and Michael Oren Fitzgerald; an appendix of unpublished letters while living with Black Elk; a 4-page biography of Joseph Epes Brown; a complete bibliography of Brown's published works; and an index. Book jacket.

The Sacred Pipe

Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux

Author: Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806186712

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

Black Elk Speaks

Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition

Author: John G. Neihardt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438425406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 3645

The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Walking with Grandfather

The Wisdom of Lakota Elders

Author: Joseph M. Marshall III

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604077301

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 6830

"When we began our search for consultants for Into the West, we were looking for individuals with a deep knowledge of the culture and history of the Lakota people. In Joe Marshall, we found that person, but the happy surprise was that we also found a poet, a storyteller, and an educator who led us through challenging terrain with great patience and wisdom." —Michael Wright, executive in charge of production, Into The West Native American lineage holders have long been cautious about sharing their spiritual truths because the essence of this wisdom has been so often misunderstood. In Walking with Grandfather, authentic Lakota lineage holder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall breaks this silence with the very best from a lifetime of lessons passed on to him by his grandfather. With him, you will gain access to the timeless teachings that until now remained largely unheard outside the culture of the Lakota people. Part of an unbroken series of narratives dating back countless centuries, this rare new transmission includes Marshall's rendition of legendary stories such as: "Follow Me"—why it is not authority but character, compassion, and experience that make a good leader "The Way of Wolves"—surprising lessons about the meaning of family "The Bow and the Arrow"—the intricate dynamics of spiritual partnership "The Shadow Man"—how to honor the sacred warrior in all of us "The Wisdom Within"—the passage of truly becoming an elder Plus many more stories

Sun Dancing

A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road

Author: Michael Hull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775400

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

View: 8275

A powerful story of one man's redemption through the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony. • Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders. • Includes forewords by prominent Lakota spiritual leaders Leonard Crow Dog, Charles Chipps, Mary Thunder, and Jamie Sams. The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition, the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog-- a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people, process, and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road, Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man. Sun Dancing presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road, Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices, leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders.

Black Elk

The Sacred Ways of a Lakota

Author: Elk Wallace Black

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062500740

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2823

"An unprecedented account of the shaman's world and the way it is entered." STANLEY KRIPPNER, PH.D., coauthor of 'Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self' and 'Healing States' "Black Elk opens the Lakota sacred hoop to a comic

Lakota Belief and Ritual

Author: James R. Walker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803298675

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 5905

"The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief." Plains Anthropologist"In the writing of Indian history, historians and other scholars seldom have the opportunity to look at the past through 'native eyes' or to immerse themselves in documents created by Indians. For the Oglala and some of the other divisions of the Lakota, the Walker materials provide this kind of experience in fascinating and rich detail during an important transition period in their history." Minnesota History"This collection of documents is especially remarkable because it preserves individual variations of traditional wisdom from a whole generation of highly developed wicasa wakan (holy men). . . . Lakota Belief and Ritual is a wasicun (container of power) that can make traditional Lakota wisdom assume new life." American Indian Quarterly"A work of prime importance. . . . its publication represents a major addition to our knowledge of the Lakotas' way of life" Journal of American FolkloreRaymond J. DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute and a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, is the editor of James R. Walker's Lakota Society (1982) and of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (1984, a Bison Book), both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Elaine A. Jahner, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, has edited Walker's Lakota Myth (1983), also a Bison Book.

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume 3

Crystal Spirit Medicine

Author: David Robert Cobb

Publisher: Rev. David Robert Cobb

ISBN: 1497522293

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

View: 459

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume III: Crystal Spirit Medicine, explores crystal healing from a shamanic perspective working with the Spirit of the Crystal and not just the crystal itself. Covered in this textbook is how to contact with the spirit of a crystal, body grids to use in shamanic healing, and descriptions and attributes of over 100 crystals. This textbook is required for the CSD School of Shamanism Shamanic Crystal Healer Course.

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume 2

Shamanic Plant Alchemy - Working with the Spiritual Essence of Plants

Author: David Robert Cobb

Publisher: Rev. David Robert Cobb

ISBN: 1481171941

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 9288

Call of the Sacred Drum Volume II: Shamanic Plant Alchemy - Working with the Spiritual Essence of Plants is the second book in the Call of the Sacred Drum textbook series formatted for the CSD School of Shamanism. This book describes the history, application, and combination of two of the worlds oldest medical practices; Shamanism and Plant Alchemy, also known as Spagyrics

Selling the Indian

Commercializing & Appropriating American Indian Cultures

Author: Carter Jones Meyer,Diana Royer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816521487

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 2278

A collection of essays consider the selling of American Indian culture and how it affects the Native community, showing how appropriation of American Indian cultures have been persistent practices of American society over the last century, constituting a form of cultural imperialism that could contribute to the destruction of American Indian culture and identity.

Mother Earth Spirituality

Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves

Author: Ed McGaa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062043978

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 4209

"A dear stream of practical knowledge with the mind change we need to save the life of our Mother Earth--and ourselves . . . This is a book for every person who loves this planet. Eagle Man shows us the joyful path home to our universal Mother." ?ynthia Bend, Water Spirit Woman, co-author of Birth of a Modem Shaman "A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. Ed McGaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony." Samie Sams, Hancoka Olowanpi, author of Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones "Ed McGaa is one of the first persons who can write about 0glala religion in the first person because he has lived it. For years anthropologists have hoped a Native American would portray that society from the inside out. Ed McGaa has. It's about time." William K. Powers, author of 0glala Religion "Fascinating as well as inspiring reading. Ed McGaa makes an excellent spiritual guide and intellectual teacher . . . The information stimulates the mind, the drawings delight the eye, and the ideas soothe the spirit." Jack Weatherford, author of Indian Givers "Profound and insightful . . . Mother Earth Spirituality will be of great importance to those of us, both 'rainbow' and non-Indian people, who walk over land in search of a deeper spiritual life . . . For us, this book is an invaluable guide showing us how to do it." Fred Alm Wolf, Ph.D., author of Taking the Quantum Leap

Teaching Spirits

Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Author: Joseph Epes Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350081

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Teaching Spirits offers a thematic approach to Native American religious traditions. Through years of living with and learning about Native traditions across the continent, Joseph Epes Brown learned firsthand of the great diversity of the North American Indian cultures. Yet within this great multiplicity, he also noticed certain common themes that resonate within many Native traditions. These themes include a shared sense of time as cyclical rather than linear, a belief that landscapes are inhabited by spirits, a rich oral tradition, visual arts that emphasize the process of creation, a reciprocal relationship with the natural world, and the rituals that tie these themes together. Brown illustrates each of these themes with in-depth explorations of specific native cultures including Lakota, Navajo, Apache, Koyukon, and Ojibwe. Brown was one of the first scholars to recognize that Native religions-rather than being relics of the past-are vital traditions that tribal members shape and adapt to meet both timeless and contemporary needs. Teaching Spirits reflects this view, using examples from the present as well as the past. For instance, when writing about Plains rituals, he describes not only building an impromptu sweat lodge in a Denver hotel room with Black Elk in the 1940s, but also the struggles of present-day Crow tribal members to balance Sun Dances and vision quests with nine-to-five jobs. In this groundbreaking work, Brown suggests that Native American traditions demonstrate how all components of a culture can be interconnected-how the presence of the sacred can permeate all lifeways to such a degree that what we call religion is integrated into all of life's activities. Throughout the book, Brown draws on his extensive personal experience with Black Elk, who came to symbolize for many the richness of the imperiled native cultures. This volume brings to life the themes that resonate at the heart of Native American religious traditions.

The Sixth Grandfather

Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt

Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803265646

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 2533

In a series of interviews an American Plains Indian describes his life and discusses the traditional religious beliefs of the Indians

Eagle Vision

Return of the Hoop

Author: Ed McGaa

Publisher: Four Directions Pub

ISBN: 9780964517363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 311

View: 4518

Touch the Earth

A Self-portrait of Indian Existence

Author: Teresa Carolyn McLuhan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780349122915

Category: American Indian authors

Page: 185

View: 642

"We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and the winding strams with tangled growth, as 'wild. Only to the white man was nature a 'wilderness' and only to him was the land 'infested' with 'wild' animals and 'savage' people. To us it was tame. Earth was boutiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it 'wild' for us, it was that for us the 'Wild West' began." TOUCH THE EARTH is a selection of statements and writings by North American Indians, chosen to illuminate the course of Indian history and the abiding values of Indian life. Together they recount the pain of the Indian as he watched the white man kill the wild herbs and overrun the sacred lands of his ancestors. Mystified at first by the white man's ways, the Indian tone guves way first to anger, then desperation and, finally hopelessness. More than 50 pages of photographs, taken by the American photographer Edward S. Curtis in the early years of this century, complement the text.


Author: Hyemeyohsts Storm

Publisher: One World/Ballantine

ISBN: 9780345361424

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 5583

Growing up as a mixed-blood Native American on a reservation in the 1960s, Lightningbolt learns about the ancient discipline of the flower soldiers from Estcheemah, a powerful medicine woman

The Lakota Way

Stories and Lessons for Living

Author: Joseph Marshall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142196090

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5686

A descendant of Crazy Horse adapts the Lakota way to modern life, using poetry, songs, and folklore to teach basic wisdom about how to live in the world.

Land of the Spotted Eagle

Author: Luther Standing Bear

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293335

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 4304

First hand description of the customs, manners, experiences, and traditions of the Lakota.