The Ogalala are one of the seven bands, or tribes, that make up the Lakota people. Black Elk is an Ogalala Lakota. Ogalala means “Scatter One’s Own” in the Lakota language.
Ogalala Term Timeline in Black Elk Speaks
The timeline below shows where the term Ogalala appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Early Boyhood
Chapter 5: At the Soldiers’ Town
Chapter 9: The Rubbing Out of Long Hair
Chapter 15: The Dog Vision
Chapter 19: Across the Big Water
Chapter 23: Bad Trouble Coming