Certainly Chief Red Cloud is one man I would have loved to have known. "The Great Spirit raised both the white man and the Indian. I think he raised the Indian first. He raised me in this land, it belongs to me. The white man was raised over the great waters, and his land is over there." Red Cloud.
I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. He put in your heart certain wishes and plans, in my heart he put other and different desires. Each man is good in his sight. It is not necessary for Eagles to be Crows. We are poor, but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights. —Sitting Bull (c. 1831 - 1890), Hunkpapa Sioux.