Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraska Literary Giants
Topic: John G. Neihardt
Speaker: Nancy Gillis
The Legacy of Neihardt and Black Elk
This presentation explores the remarkable legacy of a unique personal and spiritual friendship begun in 1931 between the Lakota holy man Black Elk and poet John G. Neihardt. It includes brief biographies of each man, their meetings, and its impact on adding to the knowledge of Lakota culture, Native American philosophies, and the possibilities of cross-cultural recognition and respect.