Black Elk and Red Crow ride back to camp in Pine Ridge

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Unformatted text preview: Black Elk and Red Crow ride back to camp in Pine Ridge, each with a baby he rescued from the battlefield. The camp at Pine Ridge is empty, the Indians having fled. They eat some food that the escaping Indians left, and they are shot at. Black Elk says that he wishes he had died then and there with the meat of the Indians in his mouth. They leave camp and find their people. Black Elk's mother is overjoyed; she thought he was dead. Black Elk wants revenge for the massacre at Wounded Knee and goes out with a Lakota war party the next day. He remembers his vision and behaves like the geese in that vision, swooping down on the soldiers with his arms outstretched, calling like a goose. He is wounded, but wants to go back to fight anyway. An older Indian named Protector binds his wound and tells him that he must not die, that his people need him. The Lakota nearly defeat the wound and tells him that he must not die, that his people need him....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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