Saturday, June 27, 2020
At the center of the universe,
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit (God). And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us." Black Elk
Black Elk was a medicine man or holy man of the Oglala Lakota people. He was a second cousin of the war leader Crazy Horse. He is noted for his wise words.
Black Elk Speaks is a 1932 book by John G. Neihardt, an American poet and writer, who relates the story of Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man. Black Elk spoke in Lakota and Black Elk's son, Ben Black Elk, who was present during the talks, translated his father's words into English.