"Thus, 'my relatives' include many more than all you readers or all you two-legged folk of the world. Indeed, it necessarily includes all of life on our planet: the four-legged persons, the flying persons (from birds to butterflies, and even flies), and all those people called the living-moving ones (that is, the mountains and rivers, the trees and the rocks, the corn we plant to sustain our lives and the fish in the lakes.)"
Tinker, George. "An American Indian Cultural Universe." Moral Ground. Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson. Ed. San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University Press, 2010. p. 196. Print.