• Atwood Lecture: “When the World Falls Apart: Nicholas Black Elk, Sainthood, and the Spirits of Mercy”

    Few Native American elders have achieved the global iconic status of Nicholas Black Elk. Black Elk was many things: a cousin of Crazy Horse, a leader in the Ghost Dance, the subject of the spiritual classic Black Elk Speaks, and now candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church. The complete portrait of Black Elk’s vision is unexpected and striking: in the context of a collapsing world, the Indigenous Christ’s message … Read More