On The Rosebud – Jesse Eagle Elk — May, 1974
After being sternly told to leave the camp by a number of angry, envious young men, I drove on down the dirt road and noticed a man eagerly waving at me. He was Jesse Eagle Elk. Jesse warmly invited me to stay with he and his family, and so I did. The two weeks spent with the Eagle Elk’s were warm and friendly and included yet another peyote ceremony. I quickly came to realize that though these Lakota Sioux people were for the most part very warm, humorous, and gracious they simply did not spiritually know for certain what they believed more less why they believed it. And so I ventured on again toward my Alaskan destination.