Character Analysis Standing Bear


Black Elk's childhood friend Standing Bear, a Minneconjou Sioux, joins him in his meeting with John Neihardt. He corroborates Black Elk's sense of himself in the immediate aftermath of his great vision, which he has not heard about in any detail before, and the story of the Battle of Little Bighorn, in which he participated. He was present at the first cure that Black Elk performed. Standing Bear is loyal to Black Elk and brave as a warrior, but not developed fully.