animal power

A Quote by Russell Means on honoring earth, honoring power, power, and animal power

We Indians do not teach that there is only one god.  We know that everything has power, including the most inanimate, inconsequential things.  Stones have power.  A blade of grass has power.  Trees and clouds and all our relatives in the insect and animal world have power.  We believe we must respect that power by acknowledging it's presence.  By honoring the power of the spirits in that way, it becomes our power as well.  It protects us.

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 297

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