Just Published, "Black Elk, Lakota Visionary: The Oglala Holy Man & Sioux Tradition"
century and a key work in our understanding of American Indian traditions. In Black Elk, Lakota Visionary, Oldmeadow draws on recently discovered sources to present a major re-assessment of Black Elk's life and work. Oldmeadow's lively and readable 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.
Pub. Date: April 2018
Page Count: 248 + 8 page signature
Price: $19.95, Trim Size: 6" x 9"
"Black Elk stands out in bold relief. The dazzling clarity of his visions has incited the spiritually minded everywhere. Thank you Harry Oldmeadow for bringing us closer to the heart of Black Elk and his universal vision."
—Kevin Locke, Lakota cultural ambassador, hoop-dancer, traditional storyteller, recording artist, and educator
About the Author
Harry Oldmeadow was, until his retirement in 2012, Coordinator of Philosophy and Religious Studies at La Trobe University Bendigo. His previous publications include Journeys East: 20th Century Western Encounters with Eastern Religious Traditions, Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy, and Traditionalism:
About the Author of the Foreword
Charles Trimble was former Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians and principal founder of the American Indian Press Association. He is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2013. The author of
Iyeska, he is now retired and lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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