The 12 Lakota Virtues deeply change a person who truly seeks the Great Spirit’s assistance in working these into one’s life.
The 12 Lakota Virtues Were from God
Please, you need to stop and check out this blog post. It is little known even among our Native American people the virtues – so parallel to God’s written Word – and, of course, He is the Creator that taught our Indian fore-parents these virtues. The Lakota virtues were expected to be followed! They were not mere thoughts just to be discussed. You reached out to the Creator God to assist you. You sat and meditated on those 12 Lakota Virtues. Each was significant. Each had deep spiritual quality, value, purpose. They made an impact on the people around you.
Indians Were Expected to Live the Lakota Indian Virtues!
There are some differences of opinion on how many Lakota virtues there are. Some say their tribe teaches four virtues. Some say there are only seven. Others say that there 12 Lakota Virtues: humility, perseverance, respect, honor to one’s elders, love, sacrifice, truth, compassion, bravery, fortitude, generosity, and wisdom. No matter the number, these very 12 virtues that brought such conflict with the Europeans that conquered this land. A Lakota or other American Indian expected the white man to be as honorable in his character as it was expected that they would in Indian culture. White man needed to learn the lesson from his Lakota brother: Creator’s virtues were meant to be embraced and used in your life! Spirituality was to be a matter of the heart, not just the head.