Foreword Reviews

Black Elk, Lakota Visionary

The Oglala Holy Man & Sioux Tradition

2018 INDIES Winner
Silver, Religion (Adult Nonfiction)
2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Biography (Adult Nonfiction)
2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Multicultural (Adult Nonfiction)

Black Elk Speaks is the most widely-read Native American testimony of the last century and a key work in our understanding of American Indian traditions. Black Elk, Lakota Visionary, Oldmeadow draws on recently discovered sources to present a major re-assessment of Black Elk’s life & work. Oldmeadow’s lively account explores the holy man’s mystical visions, his controversial engagement with Catholicism, and his attempts to preserve and revive ancestral Sioux beliefs and practices.