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*DIGITAL* The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Historian Damian Costello explores the life of the man behind the famous book Black Elk Speaks. Nicholas Black Elk’s Lakota philosophy can help us see the natural world as a unified whole, and his continued hope amidst great tragedy can inform how we approach contemporary crises.
About Damian Costello
Damian Costello received his Ph.D. in theological studies from the University of Dayton and specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk and the author of ’Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism.”Register for this free talk
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