Myths & Legends of the Sioux

Sioux Dancer

Sioux Dancer

The Artichoke And The Muskrat

The Faithful Lovers

The Forgotten Ear Of Corn

The Legend of Sica Hollow

Legend of Standing Rock

Legend of the White Buffalo

Little Brave and the Medicine Woman

The Man and the Oak

The Pact of the Fire

Story of the Peace Pipe


The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers; he belongs just as the buffalo belonged….”
– Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux Chief
The white buffalo is considered sacred by many Native Americans, including the Sioux.

The white buffalo is considered sacred by many Native Americans, including the Sioux.

Lakota Instructions for Living

Friend do it this way – that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do affects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way – that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One – whatever you ask for,
that’s the Way It’s Going To Be.

Passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman

Sioux Maiden 1908

Sioux Maiden 1908, by Edward S. Curtis

Also See:

Indian Proverbs & Wisdom

Legends, Myths & Tales of Native Americans

Old West Legends

Native American People

Native American Tribes

Sioux Gallery

The Great Sioux Nation