When the White Buffalo Calf Woman appeared to the Lakota she spoke forcefully to them of the need for respect of woman. She taught the value of women to the women themselves as well as the men.
‘The Elders say the men should look at women in a sacred way.The men should never put women down or shame them in any way. When we have problems, we should seek their counsel. We should share with them openly. A woman has intuitive thought. She has access to another system of knowledge that few men develop. She can help us understand.We must treat her in a good way.’