Black Elk

1863 - 1950

Black Elk

Heȟáka Sápa, commonly known as Black Elk (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950), was a wičháša wakȟáŋ ("medicine man, holy man") and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people. He was a second cousin of the war leader Crazy Horse. Black Elk is perhaps most well known for the books written about him by amateur ethnologist John Neihardt, whom he met near the end of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Black Elk has received more than 452,793 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 278th most popular social activist.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 49.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Black Elk ranks 277 out of 426Before him are Udham Singh, Toyohiko Kagawa, Kate Sheppard, Louise Bryant, Clara Barton, and Toktogul Satylganov. After him are Zhang Guotao, M. N. Roy, Tawakkol Karman, Yuri Levitan, Viola Desmond, and Greta Thunberg.

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Among people born in 1863, Black Elk ranks 83Before him are Augusto B. Leguía, Hans Aanrud, Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis, Richard Dehmel, Ioannis Frangoudis, and Jāzeps Vītols. After him are Margaret Murray, Axel Thue, Rūdolfs Blaumanis, Charles Martin Hall, George Henry Peters, and Anthony Hope. Among people deceased in 1950, Black Elk ranks 91Before him are Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward Arthur Milne, Abraham Wald, George Kingsley Zipf, Dimitri Uznadze, and Juan Botasso. After him are Aleksandrs Čaks, Giovanni Giorgi, Théodore Steeg, Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, Pavel Bazhov, and Charles Bennett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Black Elk ranks 3,700 out of 12,171Before him are Jennifer Esposito (1973), Elihu Yale (1649), Mae Marsh (1894), Walter De Maria (1935), Alfred Worden (1932), and Garrett Hardin (1915). After him are Dan Gurney (1931), Martin Hellman (1945), David Farragut (1801), David Koresh (1959), Thom Barry (1950), and Herbert Ross (1927).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Black Elk ranks 35Before him are George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), Margaret Sanger (1879), Abbie Hoffman (1936), Emmett Till (1941), Louise Bryant (1885), and Clara Barton (1821). After him are Alice Paul (1885), Amelia Bloomer (1818), Sumner Paine (1868), Mathew Brady (1822), Huey P. Newton (1942), and Cesar Chavez (1927).

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