Standing Bear speaks to affirm that Black Elk suffered his illness while the Indians were moving cam

Standing Bear speaks to affirm that Black Elk suffered his illness while the Indians were moving cam

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Standing Bear speaks to affirm that Black Elk suffered his illness while the Indians were moving  camp. He says that after he recovered, Black Elk was not himself and seemed more like an old man  than a young boy. Standing Bear goes on to say that the big bison hunt, which took place shortly  after Black Elk recovered, distracted people such that they did not notice Black Elk's strangeness  anymore. Black Elk continues his story about the bison hunt. A crier came to the Indians one day and told  them to break camp because a large herd of bison could be hunted nearby. Standing Bear  remembers that the hunt was in July and that, at the age of thirteen, he killed his first mature buffalo.  Black Elk describes the great celebration after the successful hunt and the games the young boys  played, including endurance trials, as part of the festivities. As Black Elk grows older, the meaning of his vision becomes clearer to him, but he felt alienated as a 
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