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In this chapter, Black Elk's elders threaten the children with the white man, so that they grew up in  fear of whites; the young children act out their war games against imaginary Wasichus. As an adult,  Black Elk has a more comprehensive understanding of his resentment and grief over the damage  that the white man's intervention did to Indian culture. Another important aspect of this chapter is the introduction of the holy man and the medicine man,  essential characters, who represent some of the most distinctive beliefs of Indian culture, and who  foreshadow Black Elk's development as a healer and holy man. Black Elk relates the words of the  holy man Drinks Water, who told his grandfather that with the coming of "a strange race" (the white  man) the Lakotas would live in square houses in a barren land and would starve. This has, indeed,  come to pass, and Black Elk says that dreams can be very wise. Similarly, in the difficult winter after 
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