Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.
Thomas American Horse, Oglala Sioux, by Heyn Photo, 1899 Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.
Red Cloud (Oglala Sioux), Sitting Bull (actually Hunkpapa, not Miniconjou Sioux), Swift Bear (Arapaho), and Spotted Tail (Brule Sioux)... and Julius Meyer. Taken by Frank F. Currier, Omaha. Indian_Chiefs_1875.jpg (1512×1887)
Oglala Sioux, Young Man Afraid of His Horses: His name means "They fear his horse" or "His horse is feared" meaning that the bearer of the name was so feared in battle that even the sight of his horse would inspire fear. He was a lieutenant under Red Cloud and resisted the building of the Montana trail through the Sioux hunting grounds of Powder River. Born 1836 and died in 1900 at the Pine Ridge Reservation.