Black Elk Speaks


John G. Neihardt

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The Parisian girl is a Wasichu (white) girl who takes a liking to Black Elk when she meets him while he’s traveling throughout Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows. While at the girl’s house, Black Elk falls ill and has a vision in which he is transported home to his people.
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Parisian girl Character Timeline in Black Elk Speaks

The timeline below shows where the character Parisian girl appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 20: The Spirit Journey
Alienation Theme Icon
...It’s a small show, but they travel throughout Europe. In Paris, Black Elk meets a girl who likes him and invites him to spend some time at her family’s home. Black... (full context)
The Loss of Culture and Community  Theme Icon
Unrealized Dreams  Theme Icon
One morning, while Black Elk is sitting with the girl and her family, the roof appears to move. A cloud appears, sweeps Black Elk up... (full context)