Notable Quotes

I Was Warmed

I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.

The Hearts of Little Children

The hearts of little children are pure, therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

Don't Lose Your Sense of Humor

Don’t lose your sense of humor, even when the laughter is at your own expense. Life is a learning place. Existence is forever.

I Hope

I hope the Great Heavenly Father, who will look down upon us, will give all the tribes his blessing, that we may go forth in peace, and live in peace all our days, and that He will look down upon our children and finally lift us far above this earth.

Indians Chase

Indians chase the vision, white men chase the dollar.

We Must Protect

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.

When It Comes Time to Die

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

The Old People

The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.

Our Churches

Our churches are being attacked and our people can't go to them to pray. It's a fight against white men with gold in their eyes.

One of the Things

One of the things the old people taught me about the spirits was to never have a doubt.

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