Notable Quotes

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

The Great Spirit

The Great Spirit is in all things; he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our father, but the Earth is our mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us. — Big Thunder (Bedagi)

The Whites

The whites were always trying to make the Indians give up their life and live like the white men—go to farming, work hard and do as they did—and the Indians did not know how to do that, and did not want to anyway. If the Indians had tried to make the whites live like them, the whites would have resisted, and it was the same with many Indians. — Wamditanka (Big Eagle)

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." —Chief Aupumut

Video: Mega-Pod of Dolphins Stretches for Miles

Thousands of dolphins were spotted off the coast of San Diego by passengers aboard a tour boat, which then followed the "super mega-pod" for more than an hour.

“They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see,” said Captain Joe Dutra of Hornblower Cruises to San Diego’s NBC affiliate, NBC7.

He estimated that 100,000 dolphins, adult and juvenile, were swimming in what he called a “super mega-pod” that stretched more than seven miles long and five miles wide, the television station said.

“They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see,” Dutra told the station. “I’ve seen a lot of stuff out here … but this is the biggest I’ve ever seen, ever.”

It’s not unheard-of for that many dolphins to gather, though wildlife specialists told the TV station that they usually travel in groups of no larger than 200. Sometimes, though, schools join together, said Sarah Wilkin, a marine mammal expert, to NBC.

The incident reminded boat captain Dave Anderson of one such pod that he had encountered.

"It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen," Anderson told the Los Angeles Times, likening the phenomenon to being in the middle of a herd of wild horses.

“You had to be there to experience it,” Dutra said. “It was truly spectacular.”

Luckily we’ve got the next-best thing: a video taken by one of the many guests aboard the boat, which was in fact on a whale-watching tour.