Let's Talk About It Series - Black Elk Speaks
Come hear Dr. Blue Clark, an expert on Native American history and culture speak and the participate in a smal discussion group on John G. Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks.
Near the end of his life, Oglala Sioux visionary Black Elk tells poet Neihardt the story of his power-vision journey. Called by many “the Fifth Testament,” Black Elk Speaks moves from Wounded Knee Crazy Horse to the end of a people’s way of life. This shaman comes to realize that the central mountain of his vision is not just in the Black Hills, that God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
Oklahoma City University invites participants to make these books come alive in the readings of this five-part series. At each session, a Humanities scholar will make a 30-40 minute presentation on the book in the context of the theme. Small group discussion will follow with experienced discussion leaders. At the end, everyone will come together for a brief wrap-up. Anyone interested in participating by attending the sessions is encouraged to pre-register and borrow the reading selections by calling Harbour Winn at 208-5472, emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropping by the Dulaney-Browne Library, Room 211 or 207. (Note the offices are located in the five-story building southwest of Walker Center.)