Lakota believed that all things good are within the sacred circle and through the Medicine Wheel, it teaches us about the seasons, life, the Animal Nations, and the Four Directions. These are all seen in the four parts of the Medicine Wheel. Black is the West, and this is the representation of infancy; a time of truth and honesty when the connection to the spirit world is strong. Red is the North, and this is the representation of youth; a time of growing. Yellow is the East, and this is the representation of adulthood; a time of recognition and respect. White is the South, and this is the representation of old age; a time of great wisdom, and the keepers of our traditions. The ones that keep the Lakota ways alive.