BLACK ELK Muse of the Oglala Lakota Sioux

BLACK ELK
1863 – 1950

We can only begin to imagine Black Elk’s life…or maybe not.

Born among the Oglala Lakota Sioux in the land which is now called North and South Dakota; Black Elk was the second cousin to Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse was the legendary warrior recognized by his own people as a visionary leader committed to preserving the traditions and values of the Lakota way of life. Today, a monument is being carved from a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota to honor him. We have been there and experienced the world’s largest mountain sculpture in progress. It takes your breath away. Visit http://www.crazyhorse.org/ for more information.

Black Elk was a young and proud warrior. At an age that, by today’s standards, is considered to be a young child; Black Elk participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. He was injured but survived the massacre that occurred at Wounded Knee in 1890.

Many considered Black Elk as a Wichasha Wakan or Medicine Man.
They respected and listened to his stories of visions in which he meets the spirit that guides the universe. Posted on http://www.mysticalquill.blogspot.com/ is an excerpt from one of his vision quests.

This is a man who fought George Custer and his cavalry. He saw his way of life virtually annihilated and the bountiful animals disappear. He witnessed unimaginable technological advances…the train, the car, the airplane, the telegraph, the telephone, the television. He lived through two world wars and the cruel reality of racism. Even as late as 1950, in cosmopolitan communities like the San Francisco Bay Area, there were restaurants with signs in the window that read, “NO DOGS. NO INDIANS.”

Black Elk experienced all this and more yet he never wavered from his belief in Wakan Tanka also translated as “The Sacred”, “The Great Spirit” or “The Great Mystery”. At the core of Wakan Tanka is the belief that a great power or sacredness resides in all things. Every creature on earth and object is either perceived to be Wakan or possess energetic aspects of Wakan.

During his last years, Black Elk began to reveal the story of his life as well as sacred Sioux rituals to Joseph Epes Brown and John Neihardt which were later published.

BOOKS

Black Elk Speaks as told to John Neihardt
The Sixth Grandfather given to John Neihardt
The Sacred Pipe as told to Joseph Epes Brown
Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian as told to Joseph Epes Brown

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