UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher This new edition features two additional essays by John G. Neihardt that further illuminate his experience with Black Elk; an essay by Alexis Petri, great-granddaughter of John G. Neihardt, that celebrates Neihardt's remarkable accomplishments; and a look at the legacy of the special relationship between Neihardt and Black Elk, written by Lori Utecht, editor of Knowledge and Opinion: Essays and Literary Criticism of John G. Neihardt.
UNAVAILABLE Completing the Circle is a family history that spans seven generations of Lakota/Dakota people in the American West. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is a well-known children's writer who turned her narrative skill to a portrait of her maternal and paternal grandmothers and great-grandmothers. The book began as a family photo album project and turned into a slim volume of storytelling about the lives of Sioux women from the 1850s to the present.
UNAVAILABLE As agency physician on the Pine Ridge Reservation from 1896 to 1914, Dr. James R. Walker recorded a wealth of information on the traditional lifeways of the Oglala Sioux. Lakota Society presents the primary accounts of Walker's informants and his syntheses dealing with the organization of camps and bands, kinship systems, beliefs, ceremonies, hunting, warfare, and methods of measuring time.
Speaking of Indians is a reprint of the 1944 publication written by Ella Deloria (1889-1971). Born on the Yankton Reservation, she spent her childhood on the Standing Rock Reservation. As a prominent scholar Ella studied with Franz Boas at Columbia University and her published works represent her study of the Dakota language and her passion for her promoting understanding of her community. This volume written during the war years was originally intended for a Christian missionary audience who were championing "Indian" issues.
Sacred Fireplace (Oceti Wakan): Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man is a collection of writings, speeches, philosophical perspectives, and commentary on Lakota Sioux worldview and ceremonies. Peter S. Catches is the respected medicine man from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. His son, Peter V. Catches, compiled the writings so that readers can learn firsthand about the life and insights of a revered spiritual leader. The elder Catches is credited with reviving the Sun Dance ceremony on the Pine Ridge Reservation during the 1960s.
Grandchildren of the Lakota introduces elementary students to the history, culture, and religion of the Lakota Nation of South Dakota. Lakota author LaVera Rose introduces young readers to actual children from the community. The vivid colour photographs capture the unique lifestyle of contemporary Lakota children picking wild turnips, attending a powwow, preparing for a giveaway, and beading a dance outfit. The text clearly explains each activity and how it fits into the rich contemporary culture and lifestyle of modern a Lakota community.