MYS267: Two popular books held Lakota medicine man Black Elk as an icon of native American spirituality. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the truths those books suppressed about Nicholas Black Elk, especially his conversion and devout Catholic faith.
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Links for this episode:
- Michael Steltenkamp’s book Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic
- Michael Steltenkamp’s book Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala
- Clyde Holler’s book The Black Elk Reader
- John Neihardt’s book Black Elk Speaks
- Joseph Epes Brown’s book The Sacred Pipe
- Hilda Neihardt’s book Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow
- Walking the Good Red Road (documentary)
- Black Elk canonization web site
- Black Elk (Wikipedia)
- Death song custom
- Ghost Dance
- Ghost Dance War
- Black Elk Speaks (Wikipedia)
- Iron Eyes Cody
- Chinese Rites controversy
- Article on Fr. Vincent Capodanno’s canonization
- Article on Black Elk’s canonization process and reported miracles
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