Notable Quotes


Peace... comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. — Black Elk

Souls Dance

Souls dance in a circle, waiting to be born again on Earth. — Cherokee belief

Poisonous Firewater

 Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise men turn to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. — Tecumseh

The Medicine

When you carry the medicine, sometimes you have to carry it a long way. — Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cree

The Great Spirit Raised Me

The Great Spirit raised both the white man and the Indian. I think he raised the Indian first. He raised me in this land, it belongs to me. The white man was raised over the great waters, and his land is over there. — Red Cloud

A 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. — Crazy Horse

You Are Indian

Always remember you are Indian. Do things to make your people proud. — Joe Coyhis, Stockbridge-Munsee


Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. — Chief Seattle


Each person's prayers can help everyone. — Thomas Yellowtail, Crow

The Fittest and Strongest

We used to be some of the fittest and strongest people, until we were stripped of our heritage, which is living off the land. — Shelbert Chasing Crow, Cheyenne