Native Americans Quotes

To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature.

Oglala Sioux

Indians love to reduce the prosaic to the mystic.

Jan Morris

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.

Stewart L. Udall

It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

Native American Proverb

An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces Tribe

Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake.

Native American Chief Joseph

The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors.

Chief Plenty Coups

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard.

Luther Standing Bear

As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized.

Ohiyesa

Civilized people depend too much on man-made pages. I turn to the Great Spirit's book which is the whole of his creation.

Tatanga Mani

Some of our chiefs make the claim that the land belongs to us. It is not what the Great Spirit told me. He told me that the lands belong to Him, that no people own the land ...

Kickapoo Kanakuk

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Cherokee

The earth and myself are of one mind.

Chief Seattle, Nez Perce

Popular culture seems to represent Native Americans as these mythical beings of the past and the Heritage month activities are trying to break down those stereotypes. People should know that we aren't a monolithic group of people. We are comedians, authors, singers, and our cultures are very much alive today.

Nickole Fox

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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