"Knowledge is inherent in all things. The world is a library and its books are the stones, leaves, grass, brooks, and the birds and animals that share, alike with us, the storms and blessings of earth."
- Chief Luther Standing Bear
Black Elk was born on December 1st, 1863 in Little Powder River, United States. He was a medicine man and cultural educator among his Oglala Lakota people. His style is profound and plain.
Chief Seattle was born some time between 1780 and 1786 on the Black River near Kent,
Washigton. He was a well-respected leader among his people and the American city Seattle is named after him. His style is simple and intimate.