John G. Neihardt

John Gneisenau Neihardt was an American writer and poet, best known for his book 'Black Elk Speaks,' which is a narrative of the life and spiritual journey of Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man.

Books

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  1. 1. Black Elk Speaks

    "Black Elk Speaks" is a profound narrative that recounts the life of a Native American medicine man from the Oglala Lakota tribe. It provides a unique perspective on the Lakota people's history and culture, their spiritual beliefs, and the impact of westward expansion on their way of life. The book also delves into the protagonist's personal spiritual visions, which he believes have significant prophetic and healing powers. The narrative is a poignant exploration of the clash between cultures and the devastating effects of colonization on indigenous peoples.

    The 1707th Greatest Book of All Time