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".