USA, Black Mountains of South Dakota
Beginning in the early 1950s, Alfred Vogel journeyed throughout the United States. Here, Alfred meets with Oglala Lakota Indian Chief Ben Black Elk, the man credited with introducing Alfred Vogel to the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Alfred porvides an account of meeting Chief Black Elk in the May 1964 issue of the magazine, Gesundheits-Nachrichten. Trip to the Black Mountains of South Dakota with Mrs. Vogel to meet with the Oglala Lakota Indian Chief, whose grandfather fought against Buffalo Bill (Cody): "...in the summer and autumn, my family and I journeyed deep into Indian territory, covering over 5,000 km."