Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sitting Bull - Nothing

Orlando Scott Goff, Sitting Bull, 1881.

“When the Lakota leader Sitting Bull was asked by a white reporter 
why his people loved and respected him, 
Sitting Bull replied by asking if it was not true 
that among white people a man is respected 
because he has many horses, many houses? 
When the reporter replied that was indeed true, 
Sitting Bull then said that his people respected him 
because he kept nothing for himself.”

–Joseph Bruchac: “Sacred Giving; Sacred Receiving,” 
Source:  Parabola

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