Black Elk's vision : a Lakota story / S.D. Nelson.
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- ISBN: 9780810983991 (reinforced bdg.)
- ISBN: 0810983990 (reinforced bdg.)
- Physical Description: 47 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010.
MN American Indian literature.
Maps on end papers.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.
A simple biography of Lakota-Oglala medicine man Black Elk, from his childhood vision which shaped his life through his battles with the whites and his travels with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
|Target Audience Note:||
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 March #2
*Starred Review* This handsomely designed, large-format book tells the story of Black Elk (1863â1950), a Lakota man who saw many changes come to his people. In this first-person, present-tense account, Black Elk says that as a nine-year-old boy, he is blessed with a Great Vision. At 12, he fights in the Battle of Little Bighorn. After traveling in Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and, later, experiencing the massacre at Wounded Knee, he retreats to a reservation, where he holds his vision in his heart and offers it to others. Often quoting from Black Elk Speaks (1932), Nelson makes vivid the painful ways life changed for the Lakota in the 1800s, and throughout he questions how Black Elk's vision, which explains that humans must realize they are living in a circle of supportive life, juxtaposes against harsh reality. It is a question readers will ponder as well. Colorful, imaginative artwork, created using pencils and acrylic paints, is interspersed with nineteenth-century photos, underscoring that this dramatic account reflects the experiences of a man who witnessed history. Back matter includes an extensive author's note, a detailed time line, source notes, and a source bibliography. A helpful, attractive map on the endpapers frames this unusual presentation.
S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Dakotas. He is the author of three previous childrenâs books for Abrams. School Library Journal called Gift Horse âfluid in both narrative and illustrations,â and Kirkus said Star People was âan exemplary offering.â He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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