• anonymous
In Black Elk’s vision, he is charged with the duty of saving his people, the Oglala Sioux, from extinction. Since he was only nine years old when he received his quest, he was not able to act upon it for several years. Research the contentious history between the Sioux and the United States Government. Begin your search with the discovery of gold in the Montana Rocky Mountains in 1862. How did this impact Black Elk’s people? Also look at the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation. What historical event jeopardized the Sioux living there? Finally
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  • anonymous
Finally, research the Battle of Little Bighorn and the Battle of Wounded Knee. Use what you’ve learned during this research to discuss with a teacher Black Elk’s inability to preserve the Sioux way of life.

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