They were in a way trying to imitate us but in another way they were trying to remember who they were.
Every human being is a descendant of a tribe. So these white people, they’re the decedents of tribes. There was a time in their ancestry when they wore feathers, and they wore beads, and shells. There was a time in their ancestry, before this colonizing mentality came and did to them, to turn them into the white people they are – and then it came and did it to us; the very same thing that happened to us happened to them.
John Trudell, Reel Injun (2009)
Lakota Activist / Poet