Black Elk Speaks and His People's Dream
The Native Americans wanted to be able to go on living as they had for their entire existence. For instance, the Indians killed buffalo and other prey animals only when they needed food or supplies. And unlike the white men, who hunted for sport or only for a single part of the animal, they used every single part of the animal for something important. In doing this, the Indians kept the population of buffalo alive. On the contrary, when the white men invaded the Indians’ territory, they killed off almost all the buffalo, making the Indians virtually starve to death.
The Indians dream consisted of the land and themselves thriving as they had in the past. They wanted to be able to live and hunt as they had for years. They wanted to keep the land that they had possessed (even thought