“Already, before men came forth from the lower worlds with the priest-chiefs, there were many gods and strange beings. The gods gave to the priests many treasures and instructions, but the people knew not yet the meaning of either. Thus were first taught our ancients incantations, rituals and sacred talks (prayer), each band of them according to its usefulness.
“These bands were the “Priesthood” (of which their were four):
Shi-wa-na-kwe – the “band of hunters”
Sa-ni-a-k’ia-kwe – the “band of knife (makers)”
A’tchi-a-k’ia-kwe – the “band of warriors”
Ne’-we-kwe – the “band of wise medicine men”
“The leaders of each band thus came to have wonderful knowledge and power – even as that of the gods!