Everything an Indian does is in a circle. And that is because the power of the world always works in circles. The universe is circles within circles, and everything is one circle. And all the circles are connected to each other. Each family is a circle. And those family circles connect together and make a community. And the community makes its circle where it lives on earth. The community cares for that part of the earth but cares for it as a circle, which is to say in a cooperative and egalitarian way where everybody is cared for and everybody is respected.
- Black Elk, Hehaka Sapa, holy man of the Oglala Lakota People