Chief Black Elk [Hehaka Sapa], Wichasha Wakan (Medicine Man or Holy Man) and Heyoka of the Oglala Lakota Nation. He participated at about the age of twelve in the Battle of Little Big Horn of 1876, and was wounded in the massacre that occurred at Wounded Knee in 1890.
Pyrographic etching in plywood. Painted with water color, gouache and improvisational use of various color sources.
The painting without frame is 40.64 cm by 39.37 cm (16 inches by 15 1/2 inches).
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