Black Elk, Native American Elder and Writer

Black Elk (left) and family

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Heȟáka Sápa
  • Known as: Black Elk; later Nicholas Black Elk
  • Birth: December 1, 1863, Powder River, Montana, USA
  • Death: August 19, 1950, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, USA
  • Language: Lakota, English
  • Who he was: Native American elder and writer; Black Elk Speaks (with John Neihardt)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): GC

Let's consider this a placeholder as I build out the site.
Once that's done, I'll be back to fill in the details--an essay,
links to online and Amazon books, and more. I'll be posting
updates on Facebook and Twitter. Follow along!

Until I get to it, there's always Wikipedia!

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