Black Elk’s Vision

  Black Elk the visionary.  But What is a Visionary?   Black Elk was revered as a visionary.  But what is a visionary?  I think Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s definition of a prophet is a good working definition for a visionary. “The prophet is not a soothsayer.  The prophet is someone who tells the truth on the strength [...]

Who Was Nicholas Black Elk?   Nicholas Black Elk was an Oglala Sioux warrior, healer, visionary and holy man. He was born in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, in 1863.  He was part of the twilight generation of Lakota to travel with their tipis, hunt bison and fully partake in their traditional Lakota culture [...]