Something prompted me recently to pick an old copy of “Black Elk Speaks” up off the bookshelf. Thought I’d share with you a beautiful prayer inspired by his words, and recited by his biographer, John Neihardt:
According to Neihardt’s grandson Robin, “Neihardt wrote the prayer shortly after the 1931 historic talks he had with Black Elk at Pine Ridge Reservation. He was able to capture in poetic form what the great Sioux holy man was relating to him in Lakota conversation.” (You can read more and follow Robin on YouTube here.)
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