The Hunkpapa are one of the seven bands, or tribes, that make up the Lakota people. Hunkpapa means “Head of the Camp Circle” in Lakota. Iron Hawk is a Hunkpapa.
Hunkpapa Term Timeline in Black Elk Speaks
The timeline below shows where the term Hunkpapa appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: The Fight with Three Stars
...are soldiers camping up the river, preparing to attack. Black Elk’s friend Iron Hawk, a Hunkpapa Indian who was 14 and with Crazy Horse during the battle, describes the scene: two... (full context)
Chapter 9: The Rubbing Out of Long Hair
...and cross the Greasy Grass, where they see troops approaching the river to attack the Hunkpapa camp. Standing Bear’s group moves out to meet the second band of soldiers—General Custer’s. A... (full context)
...14 during the battle, elaborates on Standing Bear’s recollection, describing how a crier entered the Hunkpapa camp to announce that the soldiers were approaching. At this, Iron Hawk and the others... (full context)