When the Tree Flowered by John G. Neihardt
The Story of Eagle Voice, a Sioux Indian (New Edition)

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The form the narrative takes, with most of the text written as though the old Indian was speaking, provides a hurdle for the average reader, though the dependable audience for scholarly Indian material will find it worthwhile.
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"When the Tree Flowered is John Neihardt's mature and reflective inter-pretation of the old Sioux way of life. He served as a translator of the Sioux past whose audience has proved not to be limited by space or time. Through his writings, Black Elk, Eagle Elk, and other old men who were of that last generation of Sioux to have participated in the old buffalo-hunting life and disorienting period of strife with the U.S. army found a literary voice. What they said chronicles a dramatic transition in the life of the Plains Indians; the record of their thoughts, interpreted by Neihardt, is a legacy preserved for the future. It transcends the specifics of this one tragic case of cultural misunderstanding and conflict and speaks to universal human concerns. It is a story worth contemplating both for itself and for the lessons it teaches all humanity."-Raymond J. DeMallie, editor of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt. "A warm and often moving piece of literature which can be appreciated for its literary value and for its insights into Sioux culture."-Richard N. Ellis, Rocky Mountain Social Science Journal. For more information on John G. Neihardt, visit www.neihardt.com
 

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Internationally known for "Black Elk Speaks," John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) was a noted author in several genres. His essays and literary criticism are collected in "Knowledge and Opinion" (Nebraska 2002).
 
Published March 1, 1991 by University of Nebraska Press. 250 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The form the narrative takes, with most of the text written as though the old Indian was speaking, provides a hurdle for the average reader, though the dependable audience for scholarly Indian material will find it worthwhile.

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