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Great Words From Great Americans - Native American Legends

Great Words From Great Americans - Native American Legends

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"The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the
buffalo belonged...." - Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux Chief
"The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the
buffalo belonged...." - Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux Chief

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NATIVE AMERICAN LEGENDS
Great Words From Great Americans
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/NA-Quotes.html"This war did not spring up on our land,this war was brought upon us by thechildren of the Great Father who cameto take our land without a price, andwho, in our land, do a great many evilthings... This war has come fromrobbery-from the stealing ofour land."-Spotted Tail"BeingIndianis an attitude, a state of  mind, a way of being in harmony withall things and all beings. It is allowingthe heart to be the distributor of energyon this planet; to allow feelings andsensitivities to determine where energygoes; bringing aliveness up from the Earth and from the Sky, putting it inand giving it out from the heart."-Brooke Medicine Eagle"The American Indianis of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand thatfashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. Heonce grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as thebuffalobelonged...."-Luther Standing Bear, OglalaSiouxChief  "There is no death. Only a change of worlds.”-Chief Seattle [Seatlh],Suquamish Chief "It was supposed that lost spirits were roving about everywhere in theinvisible air, waiting for children to find them if they searched long andpatiently enough...[The spirit] sang its spiritual song for the child tomemorize and use when calling upon the spirit guardian asan adult."-Mourning Dove [Christine Quintasket], Salish"The idea of full dress for preparation for a battle comes not from a belief that it will add to the fighting ability. The preparation is for death, in casethat should be the result of conflict.EveryIndianwants to look his bestwhen he goes to meet the great Spirit, so the dressing up is donewhether in imminent danger is an oncoming battle or a sickness or injuryat times ofpeace.”-Wooden Leg (late 19th century)Cheyenne
 
"We, the great mass of the people think only of the love we have for ourland, we do love the land where we were brought up. We will never letour hold to this land go, to let it go it will be like throwing away (our)mother that gave (us) birth.".-Letter from Aitooweyah to John Ross,Principal Chief of theCherokees. "When a whitearmy battlesIndiansand wins, it is called a great victory,but if they lose it is called a massacre."-Chiksika, Shawnee"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know eachother. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you donot know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys."-Chief DanGeorge"We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land,the country the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth, it is with sorrow we are forced bythe white man to quit the scenes of our childhood...we bid farewell to itand all we hold dear."-Charles Hicks, Tsalagi (Cherokee) Vice Chief  speaking of The Trail of Tears, November 4, 1838"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled withthe fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for alittle more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing yourdeath song, and die like a hero going home."-Chief Aupumut (1725),Mohican."I think over again my small adventuresMy fears, those small onesthat seemed so bigFor all the vital things I had to get and reach And yet there is only one great thingThe only thingTo live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world."-Unknown Inuit"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, theIndianin us dies."-Mary Brave Bird"We learned to be patient observerslike the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow,and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off itsterritory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit."-Tom Brown, Jr., The Tracker"I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simplyupon himself."-Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), TetonSioux
 
"Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank andthat the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and bythey got it back with interest. We areIndiansand we have no suchbank; but when wehave plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, andby and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving isour bank."-Chief Maquinna, Nootka"We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to beborn. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as thebirds, animals, fish and trees."-Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation"Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there isbut one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed,as you can all read the Book?"-Sogoyewapha, "Red Jacket", Senaca"Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on ourland. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it-with their lives."-John WoodenLeg,Cheyenne"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and everyperson a mission. This is theIndiantheory of existence."-Mourning Dove [Christine Quintasket] (1888-1936) Salish"Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be ablessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness andseparations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when allthe colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth willbecome one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who willcarry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things andthe youngwhite ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the lightwithin your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that centerwithin you and I am that place within me, we shall be one."-Crazy Horse, OglalaSioux Chief (This statement was taken fromCrazy Horseas hesat smoking the Sacred Pipewith Sitting Bull for the last time, four days before he was assassinated.)"A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeksthe deepest blue of the sky.”-Crazy Horse,SiouxChief  "We are going by you without fighting if you will let us, butwe are going by you anyhow!"-Chief Joseph'swarning to the defenders of Fort Fizzle inMontana. "Whenever the white man treats theIndianas they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall allbe alike--brothers of one father and one another, with onesky above us and one countryaround us, and onegovernment for all.”-Chief Joseph,Nez Perce

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