Past Quotes & Stuff

Oh mighty great spirit of all two legged, four legged and winged ones please hear my prayer, and grant that I shall recieve that which I need.

Thank you for dry moccasins you place around my feet.

Thank you for my robe and blanket you covered me for warmth.

Thank you for my lodge to shelter me from the coldmaker, and the rainmaker.

Thank you for the meat you have given me to cook over my fire.

Thank you for clean, fresh water to quench my thirst.

Guide my mind, spirit and soul down the red path facing the white direction, Guide me in my judgement as my decisions may affect the lives of many people within my tribe and family.

Thank you o might great spirit for all that which you have given me today.

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The white race is very intelligent and very good at inventing things to change their own lives, to make it easier.
He has also big amibitions to create great things and good medicines to change lives.
But he seems to become greedy and wants more and more and more of everything and want to
take things that are not his to take.
Sometimes he makes people not like him much because he gets pushy and greedy and only thinks of himself and not for the good of all people.
His money seems to push him to be bad and greedy, sometimes and he poisons the earth and the water and the air to make things happen faster and bigger.
But it is not always better and he doesn't listen to the people and things he hurts.
I feel sorry for him sometimes because I thingk he will suffer for all of his behavior later, maybe we all will.

Go slow white man, listen to the grass and the trees and the animals, you can learn from them.
Use that visit to do good for everyone not just yourself. Be respectful, be good, be friendly, to everything, not just your own kind or yourself or your greediness or your own wants and your

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"The Great Spirit made us, the Indians, and gave us this land we live
in. He gave us the buffalo, the antelope, and the deer for food and
clothing. We moved our hunting grounds from the Minnesota to the Platte
and from the Mississippi to the great mountains. No one put bounds on

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"When a white army battles Indians and wins it is called a great
victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre and bigger armies are
raised.  If the Indian flees before the advance of such armies, when he
tries to return he finds that white men are living where he lived.  If
he tries to fight off such armies, he is killed and the land is taken

    -  Chiksika, elder brother of Techumseh, 1779
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"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."
Ancient Indian Proverb
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You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.....
The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.
Black Elk Oglala Sioux Holy Man 1863-1950
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"I have Indian Blood in me. I have just enough white blood for you to question my honesty!" ... Will Rogers aka "The Cherokee Kid"

". There was not hope on earth, and God Seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the Son of God; others did not see Him. If He had come, He would do some great things as  He had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither Him nor His works. The people did not know; they did not care. They snatched at the hope. They screamed like crazy men to Him for mercy. They caught at the promise they heard He had made. The white men were frightened and called for soldiers. We heard that soldiers were coming. We did not fear. We hoped that we could tell them our troubles and get help. A white man said the soldiers meant to kill us. We did not believe it." Red Cloud (Lakota) after Wounded Knee.

"- 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. Since they crossed the sea, I have given them room. There are now white people all about me. I have but a small spot of land left. The Great Spirit told me to keep it."  Chief Red Cloud (Lakota)

"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong and wrong like right." From Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak ,Black Hawk, a War Chief of the Sac and Fox

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"We first knew you as a feeble plant which wanted a little earth whereon to grow.We gave it to you;and afterward, when we could have trod you under our feet, we watered and protected you;and now you have grown to be a mighty tree,whoes top reaches to the clouds,and whoes branches overspread the whole land,whilst we, who were the tall pine of the forest, have become a feeble plant and need your protection."

"When you first came here, you clung around our knee and called us FATHER; we took you by the hand and called you brother. You have grown greater than we, so that we can no longer reach up to your hand."

Red Jacket, Seneca, 1792

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"I hope before I die to see a great teaching wigwam built at Garden River where children from the great Ojibway Lake would be received and clothed and fed and taught how to read and write and also to farm and build homes and make clothing so that by and by they might go back and teach their own people." - Chief Augustine Shingwuak

Whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall all be alike-brothers of one father and one mother, with one sky above us and one country around us, and one government for all. Joseph[Hinmaton Yalatkit] Nez Perce chief (1830-1904)

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The sound is fading away
It is of five sounds
The sound is fading away
It is of five sounds
Chippewa song

sent by James Peralto

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