Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kinship with all creatures

Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky and water was a real and active principle. And so close did some of the Lakotas come to their feathered and furred friends that in true brotherhood they spoke a common tongue.

The animals had rights...
     the right of man's protection,
     the right to live,
     the right to multiply,
     the right to freedom, and
     the right to man's indebtedness.

Luther Standing Bear, Teton Sioux

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