|Black Elk Speaks
1 Why does Black elk feel that Custer and his men had no right to enter the Black Hills?
2 How does Black Elk feel about the “yellow metal” found in the Black Hills? Based on his tone, what does he think the yellow metal will lead to?
3 What was the first reaction of the Indians to the arrival of the soldiers?
4 What was the reaction of the Indians after the battle?
5 Based on what we read about the battle of the Little Big Horn? Do you think the Indians that took part in the battle are guilty of a crime? Much like we did with Chivington and Sand Creek, make an argument either prosecuting the Indians of criminal actions against the US Soldiers, or prepare a defense statement explaining why the Indians were justified in their actions.