Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraska Literary Giants
Topic: John G. Neihardt
Speaker: Timothy G. Anderson
Walking With a Dream: John Neihardt's Preparation for Black Elk Speaks
John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk hit it off the first time they met. In a sense, both men had long been preparing for this meeting. Black Elk knew white storytellers from traveling with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and Neihardt had spent years interviewing elderly Omaha tribal members near Bancroft, Nebraska. This allowed them to forge a bond that produced a 20th Century religious classic.