The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. - Black Elk
I did not know then how much was ended…A people’s dream died there. It was a beautiful dream.
– Black Elk
Speaking of Wounded Knee Massacre, in which 150 – 300 Lakota men, women and children were slaughtered by U.S. Army troops. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (1932). By John G Neihardt.