These three scenes highlight a few of the natural dispositions of the Dakota.
1. An awareness of their surroundings and the potential danger posed by outsiders.
2. A society that placed tremendous importance on the development of their children (and was horrified at displays of corporal punishment).
3. The recognition of the value of wildlife, and the need to to conserve resources.
Every Dakota must be aware of enemies in the distance!
White settlers yell and spank their children. This is different from our own customs.
Hunting is vital to our survival. We make every effort to use all parts of the animal.