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I am offering here two beautiful photographic postcards

The first postcard is a photo of Black Elk "A Sioux Warrior"
however it appears that Black Elk was much more...


"YOU WILL KNOW WHEN I am dying, because there will be a great display of some sort in the sky," Black Elk told his friend Joseph Epes Brown in the last years of his life. The revered old man died on August 17, 1950, at the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. At his wake, flashes and flames of light, rising and moving in every direction, set the night sky ablaze. This heavenly spectacle, Indians said, was a last blessing bestowed by the Great Spirit through Black Elk upon all his people.

Black Elk had felt a sensitivity to matters of the spirit from early childhood. Born about 1863 into the Oglala band of the Lakota, or Sioux, Nation, he soon understood the talk of the birds. At 9, he contracted an illness that made his arms, legs and face swell. For 12 days, he lay in his parents' tepee as if he were dead. It was in this state that Black Elk experienced a great vision, the source of his spiritual power.

In his vision, two men with flaming spears descended from the sky and carried Black Elk into the clouds where the thunder beings lived. Black Elk saw horses of four colors gallop across the sky from the four directions. A bay-colored horse escorted Black Elk to a cloud tepee with a flaming rainbow over its door. Inside the tepee, Black Elk was greeted by the Six Grandfathers, representing the Powers of the World, drawn from the four directions, and the earth and the sky. The Grandfathers gave Black Elk sacred powers to be used for the welfare of his people--the power to make and destroy life, the power to cleanse and heal, the power to know peace and understanding, the power to unite and make flourish, and the power to endure. Black Elk saw the camp circle of the Lakotas as a great hoop sheltered by a flowering tree at its center. Within the hoop, dancing together, his people and the wild creatures were rejoicing in an era of happiness …"

This card is in excellent condition and has never been posted Size: Approx. 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches

The second card shows three views of Horses with the slogan "Greetings from Nebraska"

This is a Plastichrome by Colourpictures Boston Mass.

This card is in OK condition with slight rounding of the corners. There is a small fold in the lower left corner of the car This card has not been sent through the mail and The colors are fabulous. Size: Approx. 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches

They would be a wonderful addition to any collection

2 Vintage Western photographic Postcards Black Elk and Greetings from Nebraska

$8.99 USD
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