Black Elk Speaks

by

John G. Neihardt

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Brules Term Analysis

The Brules are one of the seven bands, or tribes, that make up the Lakota people. The other tribes are Black Feet, Hunkpapa, Minneconjou, Ogalala, Sans Arcs, and Two Kettles.
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Brules Term Timeline in Black Elk Speaks

The timeline below shows where the term Brules appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15: The Dog Vision
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...Ogalalas, and fulfill the destiny given to him in his vision. Black Elk and the Brules he is camping with set out.    (full context)
Chapter 23: Bad Trouble Coming
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...evidence that the Wasichus are afraid of the Wanekia. Black Elk later learns that the Brules, Big Foot’s people, and Sitting Bull’s people are also dancing. People everywhere are in despair... (full context)
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...giving them less than half of the food they promised them. While dancing with the Brules at Cut Meat Creek, Black Elk has a vision in which he sees the Flaming... (full context)
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Black Elk returns to the Ogalalas at Wounded Knee after dancing with the Brules. One day, they hear that soldiers from Pine Ridge are coming for them, so they... (full context)
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...Elk that the Wasichus are going to arrest them. That night, they flee to the Brule camp. Black Elk tells the Brules about his visions and the Wanekia. He urges them... (full context)
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...Horse and Fast Thunder, who force them to go back to Pine Ridge. Most of Brules refuse, but the Ogalalas obey the chiefs. On their way to Pine Ridge, they learn... (full context)