Quotation by Paula Gunn Allen

In the Native American tradition ... a man, if he's a mature adult, nurtures life. He does rituals that will help things grow, he helps raise the kids, and he protects the people. His entire life is toward balance and cooperativeness. The ideal of manhood is the same as the ideal of womanhood. You are autonomous, self-directing, and responsible for the spiritual, social and material life of all those with whom you live.
Paula Gunn Allen (20th century), U.S. author. "Connecting with the Source," Creation, vol 2, no. 6 (1987). Quoted in The Winning Family, by Louise Hart (1987).
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