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Standing Elk/ Golden Eagle's Bio

My most precious Mother Beautiful Sundance Woman named me Loren Zephier


My most precious Father Chief Black Spotted Horse  named me Azuya Mani (Scout)


The Elk Nations named me Hehaka Nazin (Standing Elk)


The Heyoka Nation call me Hehaka Oyate Oyasin (All Elk Nation)


Tunkasila Hehaka Sapa (Black Elk) named me Mani Ota (Walks With many)


The Eagle Nations said that I would be known as Wambdi Zizi (The Golden Eagle) in the future.


Standing Elk is a member of the Ihunktowan Dakota Nation.  His blood line is Lakota, Dakota, Nakota and French.  He is one of seven Sundance Chiefs for the Yankton Sioux Sungdeska Sapa  Tiospaye. 


He co-authored four books titled, "MAKA WICAHPI WICOHAN", "ANPAO WICAHPI WICOHAN", IKTOMI WICAHPI WICOHAN", and "CAN WAKAN WICOHAN".  The MAKA WICAHPI WICOHAN manual was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution during a formal ceremony on September 26, 1999 and the manual was also donated to the A.R.E. Library on September 22, 2002.