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Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa, Ekhaka Sapa)

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Doctors


1863 - Black Elk was born in December is a Oglala Sioux shaman.


1876 - He participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn.


1890 - Wounded in the massacre that occurred at Wounded Knee.


1887 - Traveled to England with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.


1892 - Black Elk married his first wife, Katie War Bonnett.


1932 - Collaborated with John Neihardt to produce oral history "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux".





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