Native American Literature -The Sioux

 

 

CONTENTS:

WHO IS BLACK ELK?
HYPERTEXTS
PICTOGRAPHS
SIOUX CULTURE

Who are the Sioux Indians?
Sioux History
Sioux Art
Sioux Music
Sioux Oral Tradition
Sioux Languages
 

 

 

[English 201: Native American Literature Homepage] [Prof. Laura Arnold] [Department of English] [American Studies] [Reed College]

 


RESOURCES ON BLACK ELK SPEAKS

 

Click here for Archival Information on Neihardt and his Writings

Another useful resource is this artistic version of Black Elk's Vision, with helpful links.

For background information, biographical insight, and some critical commentary, visit Linda Piatt's site.


SIOUX CULTURE

 

Sioux History

This is a link to the Cheyennce River Sioux Tribe Historical Information site. You might also search the sites listed under Sioux Culture for other historical information.

 

Sioux Art

This is a page compiled by Laura of Contemporary Sioux Artists and their Work and Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Sioux Art. You must be patient with the page, as the art slows down the loading time. For more general information about native American Art see the Native Tech Web Page.

 

Sioux Music

John Trudell (Santee Sioux) is one of the most famous American Indian musicians performing today. We will be discussing his work when we read Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues. You might also check out Kevin Locke's Homepage--he is a Lakota Flute player, dancer, and storyteller. His page includes sound samples. Click here for more general resources on Native American Music on the internet.

 

Sioux Oral Tradition

This page discusses differentiation among Sioux language, and includes a selection of traditions stories and poems.

Sioux Language

This is a link to the Dakota Language Home Page. The page contains lessons in and examples of the Dakota language. To use this site fully you will need a relatively powerful computer (unless you don't want to actually HEAR the language being spoken). You might want to compare this to the Lakota Heritage Home Page which gives an introduction to the Lakota Language and has recordings by Tribal Elders. For more general information on Native American languages, visits this page of helpful links, which includes a section on the Sioux, Lakhota, and Dakota.


 

 [Reed College] [Department of English] [American Studies] [Prof. Laura Arnold]