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.

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.

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He Dog - Oglala Lakota, closely associated with Crazy Horse around 1860's, a warrior who lived his life on the northern plains.

He Dog - Oglala Lakota, closely associated with Crazy Horse around 1860's, a warrior who lived his life on the northern plains.

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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)

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)

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Chief Red Cloud and son Jack Red Cloud - Oglala Sioux circa 1900

Chief Red Cloud and son Jack Red Cloud - Oglala Sioux circa 1900

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Crazy Bull - Oglala / Sioux (Lakota)   Portrait of Crazy Bull, Native American Oglala Sioux, (Lakota) wearing a cotton shirt, hair pipe breastplate, feather headdress, and an animal fur bandolier  1899 from the Denver Library Collection

Crazy Bull - Oglala / Sioux (Lakota) Portrait of Crazy Bull, Native American Oglala Sioux, (Lakota) wearing a cotton shirt, hair pipe breastplate, feather headdress, and an animal fur bandolier 1899 from the Denver Library Collection

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Chief Red Shirt, from the tribe in which my family is born, the Oglala Sioux

Chief Red Shirt, from the tribe in which my family is born, the Oglala Sioux

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The picture presents an Oglala Sioux Indian man (Red Hawk) on a horse that is drinking at desert oasis. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The picture presents an Oglala Sioux Indian man (Red Hawk) on a horse that is drinking at desert oasis. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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Chief Red Cloud and son Jack Red Cloud - Oglala Sioux circa 1900

Chief Red Cloud and son Jack Red Cloud - Oglala Sioux circa 1900

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