Notable Quotes

Survival of Our Nations

Survival of our nations depended on our children's activities, skills, knowledge and acts of bravery.

Rice

Rice is our most important grain, as a people. It's used to tell the story of our migration.

Hearts of Children

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

I Was Warmed

I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.

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.

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.

We Are Going By You

We are going by you without fighting if you will let us, but we are going by you anyhow!

A Very Great Vision

A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.

This War

This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things. This war has come from robbery—from the stealing of our land.

Humankind

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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