From the West is Where We Come From

Face us west in ceremony (Medicine Lodge) as,"from the west is where we come from". The instructions given to the Arikara (Sáhniš) people to guide them in spiritual harmony with the powers of the Buffalo nation. Historically, Buffalo was a vital food, clothing source for the First nation/Native American tribes as well as part of their ceremonial life.

exert:"The man married to Buffalo Woman" a story told by my Grandfather Lone Chief,(Bill Deane jr.) a member of the Prairie Sod Band.  "Myths and traditions of the Arikara Indians"