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Nitunkasila Nicholas Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa) : Oglala Lakota - Heyoka Knowledge & Visions

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Le vol du sac While not an outright fraud like Little Tree , written by a white Alabamian with ties to the Ku Klux Klan 2 , or Red Fox , in which someone posing as a Sioux invented a life for himself 3 , it turns out that Black Elk Speaks is not true to the full life of its protagonist. While Neihardt felt great affection and respect for Black Elk, he did not really understand him, and he made the highly complex religious figure into a simplistic if sympathetic symbol of the defeat of the traditional Indian way of life. Black Elk deserves better than that, hence the efforts of scholars like Michael Steltenkamp, Clyde Holler, and Raymond DeMallie, following up on McCluskey and Castro, to identify the real Black Elk as opposed to the mythic figure depicted by Neihardt 4. Black Elk, however, seems to have found a permanent place in the religious canon, ranking with the most influential American religious figures, men like theologian William James and Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons.

Black Elk begins telling Neihardt his life story, ending this chapter with an account of his first vision at the age of five. He relates the events of his early childhood in the context of increasing tension between American Indians and the whites who wanted to settle the West. He introduces two older friends who interrupt his story to supply some of the details that he does not know or has forgotten. During the first three years of Black Elk's life, his tribe was increasingly embattled with the white man, who was motivated by greed for gold and land. He compares that to the ancient past of the Indians, when animals and human beings lived together in harmony.

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Summary In this unusually long chapter, Black Elk has a vision at the age of nine. Black Elk Speaks Summary and Analysis Chapter 3 - The Great Vision.
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Prophecies Episode 1: Black Elk Chapter 3 - The Great Vision

Black Elk thinks about the four-rayed blossoming herb he saw in his first great vision and in the dog vision. He and One Side go out to find it and, after singing a sacred song, Black Elk sees it growing in a gulch. He digs it up and brings it home. Cuts-to-Pieces comes and asks him to attend to his little boy, who is seriously ill. Black Elk performs his first healing, using the herb and a cup, a pipe, and an eagle bone whistle, representing the sacred objects of his early vision.

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