"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
During his time waiting, Crowfoot counselled with an old medicine man named Pemmican. On his visit with him ,Pemmican offered the following advice:
These prophetic words disturbed Crowfoot. Later that same morning, Red Crow returned with his decision on behalf of the Bloods: he would sign if Crowfoot would sign, and since he had been in negotiations longer the final decision was up to him.
That afternoon, on October 21, Crowfoot delivered this speech to his people: