Black Elk an Oglala Sioux
Sioux among most important Indian peoples in American imagination, history, and literature
Sioux = collection of related language-culture groups--Oglala, Teton, etc.
Lewis & Clark expedition (1802-5) records much early knowledge of Sioux peoples
Great Sioux leaders include Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and Crazy Horse.
Their outstanding literary figures include
Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin)
Dr. Charles Eastman
Vine Deloria Jr.
Paula Gunn Allen.