Notable Quotes

The Land Is Sacred

The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.

I'm Happy That I'm Dark

I'm happy that I'm dark, that I look like an Indian. I'm happy that I have this smile and dimples to go with it. (Video here.)

They Come to Us

They come to us with lips smoother than oil, and words sweeter than honey, but beware of them! The venomous wasp is in their heart!

Let Us Put

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

We All

We all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different.

We Also Have

We also have a religion which was given to our forefathers, and has been handed down to us their children. It teaches us to be thankful, to be united, and to love one another! We never quarrel about religion.

Where No One Intrudes

Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony.

A People

A people is not defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.

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.