724 Elaine Dr. Waterloo
Wesley Black Elk (Lakota) was raised on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. He comes from a long line of traditional Chiefs, Warriors and Spiritual leaders. His grandfather, Black Elk, fought against the white man at the Little Big Horn and at Wounded Knee Creek. His grandfather was a cousin to Crazy Horse and friends with Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and American Horse. Black Elk traveled all over Europe with Buffalo Bill and once danced for Queen Victoria “Grandmother England”. They traveled all over the world for book signings and ceremonies. He did all this and did not speak English. Wesley Black Elk, son of Wallace Black Elk will speak on the history, traditions and beliefs of the Oglala Sioux nation and explain the meaning and traditions of “Sundance”, the Sweat Lodge, and the Sacred Pipe.
His family has written several books beginning with Black Elk Speaks in 1932. Wesley offers expertise from both: a rich cultural traditional background and his contemporary experience as a public speaker for 20yrs., Veteran-6yrs., and corrections officer-13yrs.