Quotes by Black Elk

Heȟáka Sápa, commonly known as Black Elk, was a wičháša wakȟáŋ and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people. He was a second cousin of the war leader Crazy Horse. Black Elk's first wife Katie converted to Roman Catholicism, and they had their three children baptized as Catholics.

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There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

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Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

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The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.

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Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.

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And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.

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