Respect is the gift from the Buffalo. The Buffalo, through giving its life and sharing every part of its being, showed deep respect it had for the people. No animal was more important to the existence of Indigenous families than this animal, as it's gifts provided shelter, clothing, and utensils for daily living. Native people believed themselves to be true caretakers of the great herds and developed a sustainable relationship with the Buffalo resulting in a relationship that was a true expression of respect. Respect begins with oneself including your body, mind, and spirit that go with your emotions. When you respect yourself and all living things, respect will be given.