Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

by Joe Jackson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250141255
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 249,699
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joe Jackson is the author of one novel and six works of nonfiction, including, most recently, Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic (FSG, 2012). His book The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire was one of Time’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2008. He is the Mina Hohenberg Darden Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in the M.F.A. creative writing program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae xi

Maps xix

Prologue: "A Sort, of a Preacher" 3

Part I If You're Not Good, the Wasichus Will Get You

1 Chosen 21

2 A Casualty of the Hundred Slain 36

3 The Great Vision 49

4 Resurrection 63

5 The Black Hills 77

6 "It Is War" 90

7 When the Wasichus Come 100

Part II Childhood's End

8 The Burning Road 123

9 Killing Crazy Horse 137

10 Grandmothers Land 159

11 The Fear 173

12 Dances with Thunder 182

Part III The Messiah Will Come Again

13 The Land of Darkness 193

14 The Making of a Medicine Man 206

15 The "Show Man" 222

16 The Entrance to Hell 244

17 La Belle Époque 267

18 The Messiah Will Come Again 279

19 Dances with Ghosts 295

20 Wounded Knee 316

21 "There Will Be a Better Day to Die" 334

Part IV "What Is an Indian?"

22 The Underground 347

23 Black Robe Days 361

24 Vanishing Americans 386

25 Black Elk Speaks 408

26 Defenders of the Faith 428

27 Disciples 441

Epilogue: Besieged 467

Time Line 487

Notes 499

Acknowledgments 565

Index 569

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