“Lakota Oral Tradition in Black Elk Speaks” to be discussed at John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

“Lakota Oral Tradition in Black Elk Speaks” to be discussed at John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
October 13th, 2021 | Jeff Axtell

Dr. Delphine Red Shirt of Stanford University will deliver a presentation on “Lakota Oral
Tradition in Black Elk Speaks,” on Sunday, October 17th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Neihardt State
Historic Site. Executive Director Marianne Reynolds tells KTIC News all about it.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Face masks are required.

A member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe who grew up near the Pine Ridge reservation, Dr.
Red Shirt is currently a lecturer in Decolonized History and the Lakota language at
Stanford. She has been a visiting lecturer at Yale University, Connecticut College, and
Wayne State College.

The John G. Neihardt State Historic site is located at 306 W. Elm Street in Bancroft,
Nebraska. For more information call 402-648-3388, e-mail neihardt@gpcom.net, or visit

The John G. Neihardt State Historic Site was founded in 1976 to honor the first and only
Nebraska Poet Laureate in Perpetuity, John G. Neihardt. The site includes a Visitor
Center which houses a museum, exhibit space, library, bookstore, and administrative
offices, plus picturesque grounds with the Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden, and Neihardt’s
charming writing cottage. Its mission is to preserve the literary excellence of Neihardt,
to promote a deep interest in history, to advance educational standards, and to inspire
artistic works. The site is a proud affiliate of History Nebraska and is located in Bancroft.

For more information, visit us at www.neihardtcenter.org.
Call 402-648-3388. E-mail neihardt@gpcom.net.


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