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American Quote: Nature Of All Creation – Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

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Perhaps you have noticed that even in the slightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in different ways.
–Black Elk

 

Black Elk was born in 1863 on the Little Powder River, in what is now Wyoming. Like his father before him, Black Elk would become a warrior, as well as a medicine man or priest of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) tribe. More…

Black Elk, Oglala Lakota (Sioux)

Black Elk, Oglala Lakota (Sioux)

 
 
 

A small stream in the Utah's Escalante wilderness flows through a natural arch lined with Autumn Cottonwoods and complimented by some sunrise color on the sky and cliffs above.

A small stream in the Utah’s Escalante wilderness flows through a natural arch lined with Autumn Cottonwoods and complimented by some sunrise color on the sky and cliffs above.

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