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Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk
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Feb 17, 2009

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"Black Elk Speaks" Is an enthralling look at the last American Indian Wars through they eyes of a participant. Through his narrative we see the end of the tribal way of life as bit by bit it became hampered by American expansionism. Black Elk’s is more than the story of a warrior. He was more importantly a medicine man and he includes in his narrative several of his spiritual visions; visions as poetic, vivid, and mystifying as some to be founnd in the Bible. This is the sort of book that, for readers new to anything but the popular culture manifestation of the Native American culture, will broaden one's scope and adjust one's perspective.
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