Native Americans Quotes

We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth. It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace.

Shenandoah

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.

Native American Indian Proverb

We must return to the level of trust our ancestors had with their children.

David Wilkins Lumbee

Power comes from the heart...your head will run away from you, but your heart is always with you.

Curly Bear Wagner. Blackfoot

Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.

Native American Proverb

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.

Geronimo, Chiracahua Apache Indian Tribe

What is sacred to Native people today was sacred before the white man came to this land.

Carey N. Vicent

We had no churches, no religious organizations, no sabbath day, no holidays, and yet we worshiped. Sometimes the whole tribe would assemble to sing or pray; sometimes in a small number, perhaps only two or three. Sometimes we prayed in silence, sometimes each one prayed aloud.

Geronimo, Apache war chief

When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.

Lakota

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

Minquass

With all things and in all things,we are relatives. The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.

Sioux

Let us boldly implement what our ancestors practiced and take the time to bring forth the knowledge, values, ceremonies, social and political institutions that bring out the spirit of every human child, no matter what age.

David Wilkins Lumbee

There are lots of people who are poor and forgotten. We need to remember the elders and what theyve done for us. We want them to know that we appreciate them.

Thomas Mentzer

The Great Spirit does right. He knows what is best for his children. We are satisfied. Brother, we do not wish to destroy your religion, or to take it from you. We only want to enjoy our own.

Chief Red Jacket

If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace. There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.

Chief Joseph

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