Red-Armed Panther or Red Sleeve, Cheyenne scout (1879) postcard, photo by L.A. Huffman, hand-colored, The Huffman Pictures, c1968 by Jack Coffrin, Miles City, Mont.: Red Arm Panthers, Red Indian Chiefs, Indian Postcards, American Indian, Cheyenn Scouts, American Native, Red Sleeve, Miles Cities, Native American
Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.