Notable Quotes

Don't Be Afraid

Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. — Hopi

Day and Night

Day and night cannot dwell together. — Duwamish

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Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. — Hopi

Don't Be Afraid

Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. — Hopi

One Foot

Those who have one foot in the canoe and one foot on the shore are going to fall into the river. — Tuscarora

What Is Life?

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. — Crowfoot

The Indian Approach

Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations. — Luther Standing Bear

The Earth Is the Mother

The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the river to run backward as that any man who was born a free man should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. — Chief Joseph 

One Does Not Sell

One does not sell the land people walk on. — Crazy Horse

We Live, We Die

We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now... but it will grow again... like the trees. — Chief Joseph

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