Hahaka Sapa / Black Elk
The Sacred Pipe1953
We have to understand that all things are the work of the Great Spirit. We have to know that He is in all things: the trees, the herbs, the rivers, the mountains, all the quadrupeds and the winged towns; What is still more important, we have to understand that He is at the bottom of our heart; then we will fear, we will love and know the Great Spirit, and we will strive to be, act and live as He wants.
Joseph E. Brown. 1953. The Sacred Pipe. Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux,University of Oklahoma Press.
A second edition published in 1989.