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Black Elk

In the 19th Century the Lakota began referring to white men as Wasichu. It referred originally to what seemed to be the endless number of buffalo on the plains. 523 more words


Kit's Crit: Black Elk Speaks (Neihardt)

Black Elk Speaks

(John G. Neihardt)

Black Elk was a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux.  He told his life story to a Nebraskan poet called John Neihardt, when he visited the Great Sioux Reservation in the 1930s.  162 more words

Black Elk Speaks

Dream World

…Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirit of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that world…Black Elk Speaks

Neihardt, John

Poetry ~ Emotions