Lakota

Lakota – Indigenous nation originating in and around the Great Plains of the center of North America. Their holy people serve as repositories of knowledge, ceremonial leaders, healers, and mediators with significant other-than-human persons. Influential but contested presentations of the initiation and practice of their shamans include works by John Neihardt and Joseph Epes Brown, both of whom write about Nicholas Black Elk.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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