INDIAN COUNTRY - Oglala Sioux
Values and Virtues of the Lakota Oyate
1. Wacante Oganake, "To help, to share, to give, to be generous."
2. Wowaunsila, "Pity, Compassion."
3. Wowauonihan, "To Repect, to Honor."
4. Wowacintanka, "Patience and Tolerance."
5. Wowahwala, "To be Humble, To Seek Humility."
6. Woohitike, "To be Guided By Your Principles, Disciplined, Bravery and Courage."
7. Woksape, "Understanding and Wisdom."
Courtesy of Birgil Kills Straight, Elder, Medicine Root Districthttp://kalloch.org/lakota__four_values.htm
Lumbee communities were linked together by their extensive kinship ties, church affiliations, their sense of themselves as Indians, and their control of their educational system, all of which served as a mechanism for defining tribal membership and maintaining tribal boundaries. Communities are basically self-governing. One form of self-governance in the early 20th century was exhibited by a fraternal organization known as the Red Men's Lodge. By 1914, lodges existed in Prospect, Magnolia, Pembroke, Saddletree, Oxendine, and Union Chapel. Lodge members maintained social order, carried out ceremonies, marched in parades, and conducted funerals.