“Grandmother England” is Queen Victoria of Great Britain. Black Elk and the other Wild West Show performers meet Grandmother England when they perform for her in London. Grandmother England is kind to the American Indians, and Black Elk wonders whether his people would be struggling as hard if she—and not the U.S. government—had taken over his land.
Grandmother England Character Timeline in Black Elk Speaks
The timeline below shows where the character Grandmother England appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19: Across the Big Water
...place where they will perform their next show, in a town called London, for “ Grandmother England ,” who owns Grandmother’s Land. Grandmother England arrives at the show in a “big shining... (full context)