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Walk the good road my daughter,

and the buffalo herds wide and dark as cloud shadows

moving over the prairie will follow you….

Be dutiful, respectful, gentle and modest, my daughter.

And proud walking.

If the pride and virtue of the women are lost,

spring will come but the buffalo trails will turn to grass.

Be strong, with the warm, strong heart of the earth.

No people goes down until their women are weak and dishonored.

~words spoken at puberty ceremonies for Sioux maidens~

(from The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn)

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Words of Wisdom

It is wisdom to know others;

It is enlightenment to know one’s self

~Lao Tzu

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