.....to be a better Indian. I gave a great deal of thought on whether to say "man," rather than "Indian," in the above introductory title, as well as in the concluding statements at the end of each chapter of this book. But since the opinions, positions, and views of which I write are entirely my own as an Indian, in the end I will take the credit, but will also confess to the responsibility, as to what potential readers may interpret my intentions. Striving to be a better man is easy in my estimation. Striving to be a better Indian can conflict with cultural traditions depending on a self chosen path. Herein lies my issue. I am an Indian. I want to be an Indian and know of their ways. I wish to be the product of what my ancestral blood signifies. A lack of this awareness leaves me uncomfortably self conscience at times, especially around other Indians. Addressing this issue through a publication, something I never dreamed of attempting, only supports the high priority of explanation I feel compelled to give. Therefore, the main focus of this book is my desire of self explanation. Here, I give personal views and opinions, as well as actual events and situations I have encountered, giving cause for further explanation. I believe I've always known what I was. Only recently have I made efforts to find out who I was. Throughout this search, one thing I have concluded. Self explanation is never ending.