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Ohiyesa, Wahpeton Santee Sioux The Wise Man believes profoundly in silence – the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit.
A madman’s word, and a good man’s word, are thought to be of equal value, because mad men are supposed by the common folk to be very good. Though they sin, the people say they do not si…