The Sacred Pipe
Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux. Ed. by Joseph Epes Brown.
This is a faithful transcription by Mr. Brown of the words of Black Elk, together with their history and significance. Black Elk was the last of the Sioux holy men to know his tribe’s religious rites. Mr. Brown lived with Black Elk on the reservation. The holy man, in order to preserve the Siouxan rites both for the whites and for his own people, told him all he knew of the rites. – Saturday Review
The Sacred Pipe will be read with interest and pleasure by all those interested in the religious doctrines and associated rites of preliterate North America. – Pacific Northwest Quarterly