Quotation by Henry Old Coyote

The principal thing children are taught by hearing these lullabies is respect. They are taught to respect certain things in life and certain people. By giving respect, they hope to gain self-respect and through self-respect, they gain the respect of others. Self-respect is one of the qualities my people stress and try to nurture, and one of the controls an Indian has as he grows up. Once you lose your self-respect, you just go down.
Henry Old Coyote (20th century), U.S. educator and member of the Crow Tribe. Respect for Life, Edited by Sylvester M. Morey and Olivia L. Gilliam, ch. 4 (1975).
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