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Black Elk Pocket Notebook

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Heȟáka Sápa (Black Elk), a holy man of the Oglala band of the Lakota, came into this world one year after the Civil War in present-day Wyoming and died on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, in 1950. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains states, "His influence flows from the enduring beauty and power of his religious teachings, his lifetime of engagement with the problems of his people, and the galvanizing effect of the book Black Elk Speaks on the revival of traditional religion and culture." Far from the broken older man who mourns the death of the old ways or some characterization of someone else's ideal Indian, Black Elk was one of the most gifted spokesmen for the Lakota intellectual tradition. Additionally, his literary collaborations have disseminated his teachings far beyond their original culture.

His great lessons—respect for sacred power, the relatedness of all people, and care for the earth—continue to confront and challenge European ways of viewing humanity, society, and the world around us. Recently, his contributions to human society were honored in various ways. In 1980, Congress created the Black Elk Wilderness in the Black Hills National Forest. In 2016, the Roman Catholic Church opened a cause for Beatification. Additionally, in 2017, the government change the name of South Dakota's highest peak to Black Elk Peak. 

This edition features an extraordinary cover stock from Mohawk Paper. On the cover is a standing black elk letterpressed in black on 100# Mohawk Paper Dusk Blue Grandee paper. This paper is a light blue-green that has the smokey mid-century feel to it, with a soft texture for the haptic feedback of writing. A paper fit for a nobleman. The paper is our plain 70# paper that is great for writing or drawing in pen or pencil. Each pack of pocket notebooks contains a large cabinet card photograph of a young Black Elk. 

Black Elk Limited Edition

  • Sold as a set of 3 notebooks 
  • 3.75” x 5.5” saddle-stitched notebook with gold staples and plain pages
  • 100# cover stock, Mohawk Paper, Dusk Blue Grandee 
  • 48 pages of heavy, smooth 70# paper stock
  • Printed with vegetable-based inks
  • 100% made in the USA, Baltimore, MD (400)