Black Elk - Native American Indians - Creeping heals
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Black Elk Speaks – as told through John Neihardt
It was a hungry winter, for the deep snow made it hard to find elk; and also many of the people went snowblind. We wandered a long time, and some of the bands got lost from each other. Then at last we were camping in the woods beside a creek somewhere, and the hunters came back with meat.
I think it was this same winter when a medicine man, by the name of Creeping, went around among the people curing snowblinds. He would put snow upon their eyes, and after he had heard in a dream, he would blow on the backs of their heads and they would see again, so I have heard. It was about the dragonfly that he sang, for that is where he got his power, they say.