“O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds,
and whose breath gives life to all the world – hear me.
I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Let me learn the lesson hidden in every leaf and rock.”
‘Red Cloud’ (Mahpiua Luta), 1822 – 1909, chief of the Oglala Lakota nation