I had not heard of Black Elk, Nicholas Black Elk, here he is on the left, talk about inspirational!: ‘A long line’ of holy catechists have served the church, pope notes – Catholic Philly A catechist from the United States may soon be added to their ranks. The U.S. bishops in November gave their formal support to the sainthood cause of Nicholas W. Black Elk, a 19th-century Lakota catechist who is said to have introduced hundreds of Lakota people to the Catholic faith. “Black Elk — Catholic, husband, father and elder — he was an ardent catechist and an internationally admired mystic,” Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, told his fellow bishops. And from Epic Pew, I was unaware of this Catholic website but it looks good... their story: 4 Quick Things to Know About Possible Saint, Black Elk – EpicPew A few books on him as well: Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors): Holler, Clyde: 9780815603641: Amazon.com: Books More, South Dakota news: Nicholas Black Elk headed toward becoming a Saint (kotatv.com) So, just a brief mention on this. Please see links for more. Another amazing story.