Black Elk DeSersa: Conversations with the Black Elk Family

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Black Elk DeSersa
Conversations with the Black Elk Family

By Esther Black Elk DeSersa, Olivia Black Elk Fourier, Aaron DeSersa Jr., and Clifton DeSersa

EDITED BY HILDA NEIHARDT AND LORI UTECHT INTRODUCTION BY CHARLES TRIMBLE

University of Nebraska Press Lincoln and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations vi
  • Editors' Preface vii
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part 1 - The Black Elk Family 1
  • The Legacy 3
  • Father and Grandfather 23
  • Growing Up 27
  • School Days 37
  • Mourning and Teaching 40
  • A Life for the Community 42
  • Reclaiming the Legacy 49
  • The Honor of a Pipe 58
  • On the Front Lines 62
  • Part 2 - Lakota Past, Present, and Future 71
  • Working 73
  • The Use and Misuse of Lakota Religion 81
  • Many Paths 104
  • Lakota Legends and Stories 112
  • Women and Men/Men and Women 117
  • Part 3 - Grandfather Black Elk 129
  • We Remember 131
  • Grandfather's Healing 140
  • Caring for Grandfather 145
  • Afterword 148
  • Appendix - The Black Elk Family Tree 149
  • Notes 153
  • Index 161
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