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12/1/1863 - 8/19/1950
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There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which ... is within the souls of men.

Peace Quotes, by Black Elk

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Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss. -Black Elk.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Black Elk

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There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which . is within the souls of men.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Black Elk

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Then she gave something to the chief, and it was a pipe with a bison calf carved on one side to mean the earth that bears and feeds us, and with twelve eagle feathers hanging from the stem to mean the sky and the twelve moons, and these were tied with a grass that never breaks,

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Black Elk

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I had a vision with which I might have saved my people, but I had not the strength to do it.

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I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Black Elk

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The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Black Elk

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I cured with the power that came through me.

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A good nation I will make live.

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After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked.

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Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Black Elk

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And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.

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