During the winter of 1947, Black Elk, the Oglala Sioux holy man, related to Joseph Brown seven of the sacred Oglala traditions, including such revered rites as "The Keeping of the Soul", "The Rite of Purification", and "Preparing for Womanhood". The San Francisco Chronicle calls The Sacred Pipe "a valuable contribution to American Indian literature".Brown, Joseph E. is the author of 'Sacred Pipe Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux', published 1989 under ISBN 9780806121246 and ISBN 0806121246.
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