Our Way of Life
Out of the Indian approach of life there came a great freedom – an intense and absorbing love for nature; a respect for life; enriching faith in the Supreme Power; and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relationships.
Chief Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Lakota, 1868-1939
Luther Standing Bear was one of the first American Indian authors, educators, philosophers, and actors during the 20th century. He fought to preserve Lakota culture and independence and demanded the government change their policy towards American Indians.