P9 | After the tour was done, she went back to New York where she continued working. --Father Francis CraftArmyAtWoundedKnee.com. So I went back home with some others. , And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. I am 57 my main spiritual guide is Spotted Elk, the husband of Spotted Elk. Within the American Indian Movement, especially among non-Natives and urban descendants who had not been raised in a traditional culture, Black Elk Speaks was an important source for those who were now seeking religious and spiritual inspiration. Craft said that he “would not have endured the trials of religious profession for any other purpose.” Craft sought an appointment out west and eventually came to Pine Ridge where he learned the Lakota language and was adopted into Chief Spotted Tail’s family. Unpan Glešká "Spotted Elk" Sitȟáŋka "Big Foot" ., Chief of the Miniconjou Lakota Sioux: Birthdate: 1826: Death: December 29, 1890 (64) Wounded Knee, SD, United States (Battle of Wounded Knee) Immediate Family: Son of Chief Ha-wón-je-tah "Lone Horn" and Stands on the Ground Husband of Wife of Spotted Elk . Black Elk was born into an Oglala Lakota family in December 1863 along the Little Powder River (at a site thought to be in the present-day state of Wyoming). Since the late twentieth century, Neihardt's books have received renewed attention, largely from non-Lakota. There, perhaps Spotted Elk might find refuge among the Lakota of Red Cloud and Crazy Horse. "When she came to where we were, her wagon stopped and she stood up. I'm getting closer every day. I could smell nothing but blood, and I got sick of it. His son, Benjamin Black Elk (1899–1973), became known as the "Fifth Face of Mount Rushmore", posing in the 1950s and 1960s for tourists at the memorial. Apr 26, 2017 - WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE- DECEMBER 29, 1890: The massacre of American Indians, Sioux, at Wounded Knee, was a white supremacist barbarity In addition to that, Molly learned traditional dances and performed for tourists who stayed at hotels. , After Black Elk spoke with Neihardt over the course of several days, Neihardt asked why Black Elk had "put aside" his old religion and baptized his children. In 1931, she moved to Paris, France where she found an audience for traditional Native American dance. Neihardt's daughter Enid recorded these accounts. In 1933, the Depression affected Paris. Spotted Elk saw no major action during the Great Sioux War of 1876-77. He is the great, great grandson of Big Foot. they let horsed trample baby's to the ground.My woman lay in a mess of dead body's she was shot and mutilated but she saw 2 baby's and try'd to save them She hid in bushes holding the babys to her but a soldier saw them. It would seem that Fr. Spotted Elk (Lakota: Uŋpȟáŋ Glešká, sometimes spelled OH-PONG-GE-LE-SKAH or Hupah Glešká: 1826 approx – December 29, 1890), was a chief of the Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux. Due to poor living conditions on the reservations, the Lakota struggled greatly to survive. P18 | He had come from a long line of medicine men and healers in his family; his father was a medicine man, as were his paternal uncles. “Molly Spotted Elk.” Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation, www.penobscotculture.com/index.php/molly-spotted-elk. He was a highly renowned chief with skills in war and negotiations. Black Elk was among the crowd at her Golden Jubilee. Craft would have little reason to lie about what he saw at Wounded Knee, and perhaps from his vantage point as he lie wounded between soldier and Lakota he saw no more. Spotted-Elk-Kline SEVEN VALLEYS Michele Joi Spotted-Elk-Kline, 50, died at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013. ... After awhile [on the battlefield] I got tired looking around. P27 Black Elk was present at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Near the end of his life, he worked with ethnologist John Neihardt to discuss his religious views, visions, and events from his life which Neihardt published in his book Black Elk Speaks in 1932. Born November 17, 1903, on Indian Island, a Penobscot Reservation near Old Town, Maine, Spotted Elk was christened Mary Alice Nelson by a Catholic priest, but the Penobscot pronounced her first and middle names Molly Dellis, which was often shortened to Molly Dell or Molly. At this time she began researching the folktales and traditions of the Native American northeast.  On May 11, 1887, the troupe put on a command performance for Queen Victoria, whom they called "Grandmother England." She returned to the United States with her daughter, and spent the rest of her life on the Penobscot Reservation. You do not need a spirt guide to see the out and out murder of men women and children at wounded knee this is not a matter for the dead but rather for the living we must speck up now for the rights of the navtive American, s lest this shall happen agian. I did not like the response you were given. He shot the baby's i her arms and their blood was all in her hair then He lifted her dress to scalp her and laughed as she was already scalped.My research told me her name was white hawk and she was the wife of big foot and this all happened at wounded knee. You are obviously closer to spirit than I am. P6 | And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. His family belonged to the Miniconjou ("Planters by the River") subgroup of the Teton Lakota (Sioux). This comment has been removed by the author. Ill with pneumonia, Spotted Elk surrendered peacefully, with his band; the cavalry took them into custody, escorting them to a campsite near Wounded Knee Creek, Pine Ridge, where they were to set camp. He also became a catechist, teaching others about Christianity. Namaste. They scalped the women's private parts and cut off their breasts. Later years. However, it is said he renounced the religion for his traditional "pipe religion" on his death bed. Spotted Elk's career is marked by a tension between her desire for fame and success as an actress and performer, and the racist expectations of White American and European society that forced her to don skimpy buckskin costumes and act out stereotypes in order to do so. P19 | :101, When Black Elk was nine years old, he was suddenly taken ill; he lay prone and unresponsive for several days. 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