Black Elk's Vision

SKU: 9781419715280

S. D. Nelson
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven
Book Type:
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Copyright Date:

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Told from a Standing Rock Sioux point of view, Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story 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, Lakota medicine man who lived from 1863 to 1950, follows him from childhood through adulthood. This first-person, present tense perspective introduces students to historical events through engaging text and brilliant illustrations and historical photographs. S. D. Nelson, Dakota artist and author, has created an outstanding non-fiction, picture book with pencil and acrylics. Map on endpapers, includes a timeline, bibliographical references and index. Recounts how a childhood vision shaped the life of Black Elk, a Lakota-Oglala medicine man who was involved in the battles of Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee. Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: U; ATOS Reading Level: 5; Lexile Measure: 770.

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