"The four leggeds came before the two leggeds. They are our older brother, we came from them. Before them, we were the root people. We came from them. We are the same thing. That is why we are spirtually related to them. We can them in our language 'Taktanka,' which means 'He Who Owns Us.' We cannot say that we own the buffalo because he owns us."
Lakota elder, Birgil Kills Straight