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*DIGITAL* The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk
Brooks Memorial Library
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.
Damian Costello is a historian and the author of Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism.
Series Underwriter: Chroma Technology Corp.
For more information
- New Yorker article on Black Elk by Ian Frazier, author of On the Rez
- National Catholic Reporter on Black Elk’s candidacy for sainthood
- Video: Red Cloud school, founded by Jesuits, teaches a mix of Lakota and Christian heritage and language