Black Elk Quotes (52 quotes)




Black Elk
Source/Notes:
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition (2008 edition), SUNY Press - ISBN: 9781438425405
Black Elk
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Quoted in "Perspectives USA., Issues 5-8" (Intercultural Publications, 1953), p. 169 as "This is a good example of how much grown men may learn from very little children..."
Black Elk
Source/Notes:
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition (2008 edition), SUNY Press - ISBN: 9781438425405
Black Elk
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As quoted in: "The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux" (1953) by Joseph Epes Brown
Black Elk
Source/Notes:
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, the Premier Edition (2008 edition), SUNY Press - ISBN: 9781438425405
Black Elk
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: Black Elk Speaks (1932) by John G. Neihardt, Chapter 18: The Powers of the Bison and the Elk. According to the footnotes on the 2008 edition, this paragraph is Neihardt's summary and not any actual transcript of his interview with Black Elk.


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Born: December 1, 1863

Died: August 19, 1950 (aged 86)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Leader

Bio: Heȟáka Sápa was a famous Wičháša Wakȟáŋ of the Oglala Lakota. He was Heyoka and a second cousin of Crazy Horse.

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