Black Elk

Black Elk (1863-1950)

“And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that make one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.”

  • From Black Elk Speaks (chapter 3), narrated by Black Elk and recorded/edited by John G. Neihardt. (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). The image of Black Elk is licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 (CC 2.0)


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