"I love a people who have always made me welcome to the best they had.

"I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses.

"I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read them or heard them preached from the pulpit.

"I love a people who never swear, who never take the name of God in vain.

"I love a people who love their neighbors as they love themselves!

"I love a people who worship God without a Bible, for I believe that God loves them also.

"I love a people whose religion is all the same, and who are free from religious animosities.

"I love a people who have never raised a hand against me, or stolen my property, where there was no law to punish for either.

"I love a people who have never fought a battle with white men, except on their own ground.

"I love and don't fear mankind where God has made and left them, for there they are children.

"I love a people who live and keep what is their own without locks and keys.

"I love all people who do the best they can.

"And oh, how I love a people who don't live for the love of money!

Catlin's creed tells how highly evolved socially, environmentally, and spiritually the native North American people had become. We two-leggeds in this modern world must take a very serious look at how they could have developed and arrived at such a high plane of living that brought forth a natural flow of fairness. honesty, respect for all things and an ongoing multiplicity of interlocking virtues and values beneficial to the entire planet. We must also realize that they knew how to avoid that which was harmful to all society around them."