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  • Wisdom Of Black Elk
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    Black Elk Speaks The book Black Elk Speaks was written in the early 1930's by author John. Neihardt, after interviewing the medicine man named Black Elk. Neihardt was already a published writer, and prior to this particular narrative he was at work publishing a collection of poems titled Cycle of the West. Although he was initially seeking in for-mati on about a peculiar Native American religious movement that occurred at the end of the 19th century for the conclusion his poetry collection, Neih...
  • Black Elk's People
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    Black Elk Speaks Greed is a large part of the American culture whether we realize it as a society or not. Many countries around the world view the United States as a selfish country that does what it wants on a global scale, and does not share or allocate its predominate wealth. I am very thankful and proud to be a citizen of this country. Even though I would risk my life to protect our country and its freedom, there are aspects about our civilization that I wish could be different. Black Elk, "...
  • Story Black Elk
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    An Examination of Black Elk's "High Horse's Courting" What Does It Take In the short story "High Horse's Courting", Black Elk writes about the hardships a young Sioux man, like himself, would have to do when trying to get the woman that he loved. Black Elk uses many different objects to help guide the reader through the story which help keep the readers interest, give us perspective into another society, and allow a glimpse into his life. The story is many times comical and outlandish do to the ...
  • Power Of The Circle
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    "For the power is not in us anymore."After the Heyoka ceremony, I came to live here where I am now between Wounded Knee Creek and Grass Creek. Others came too, and we made these little gray houses of logs that you see, and they are square. It is a bad way to live, for there can be no power in a square. You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. In the old days when we were a...
  • Most Important Belief In Witchcraft
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    A Comparison Of Native American Thought Anf A Comparison Of Native American Thought Anf Witchcraft Lara Beth Henderson 04/26/99 Intro to Religion Final Writing Assignment Native American religions and witchcraft are alike in many ways. First of all, both are nature religions, meaning they both hold nature sacred and many of the symbols and ideas come from nature. Starhawk says that The Old Religion, as we call it, is closer in spirit to Native American traditions. @ Both religions teach its foll...
  • Traditions And Culture Of The Native
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    Black Elk tells a story about his family, his tribe, his people, and the circle of life. But most of all Black Elk speaks about his life and his spiritual journey. This is a story of a shaman and as he speaks we go deeper and deeper into his vision from his colorful words we are able to catch a glimpse of Native American religion and their spirituality. By the symbols and Black Elk's poetic words, we are able to get a clear idea what his religion is about and how it affects them in their daily l...

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