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( HOLY MAN OF THE OGALALA SIOUX ) BLACK ELK

There is not alot written on the family of Black Elk , I am going to
give you the information that I have found .
In 1931 , an old man standing on Harney Mountain raised his arms and
spoke to the empty sky.
" Again maybe  for the time on this earth , I recall the great vision
that you sent me . It may be that some little root of the sacred tree
still lives . Nourish it then , that it may leaf and bloom and fill with
singing birds . Here me , not for myself , but for my people I am old .
Hear me that they may once more go back into the sacred hoop and find
the good red road , the shielding tree. In sorrow I am sending a feeble
voice. O Six Powers of the World , Hear me in my sorrow , for I may
never call again. O make my people
live
Hi name was Black Elk , warrior , medicine man of the Oglala Sioux .
From the Battle of the Little Big Horn, which he witnessed as a boy of
13, to the last terrible massacre of the Indians at Wonded Knee, Black
Elk  lived the life of the Plains Indian and saw the death of his People
.
Black Elk was born in The moon of the Popping Trees which is the month
of December . On the Little
Powder River . 1863. He is Black Elk of the Lakota part of the Ogalala
band , his fathers name was
Black Elk and so he too was given this name , the forth child to be
given the name . His mother's
name was White Cow Sees . Her fathe was called Refuses to go , and her
mother was Plenty Eagle
Feathers , His fathers father was killed by the Pawnee when he was
little and named Black Elk , and his fathers , mothers name was Red
Eagle Woman .
Black Elk was also the Cousin of of the father to CRAZY HORSE.They
having the same Grandfather.  
This is all the written history I can find on Black Elks family .  It is
not much to give.  The family lived on the  The Pine Ridge Reservation.
I hope this give you a small look at one of our great Holy Men .  Black
Elk of the Lakota Ban of the Oglala Sioux.  Thank you for being here
tonight . Iwish I have more about him to share with you .
Here is a few books that you can read about him
BLACK ELK SPEAKS  by John G Neihardt 
BURRY MY HEART AT WONDED KNEE 
by Dee Brown

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