Native American Indian Inspirational Quotes by Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Crowfoot, Luther Standing Bear, Black Elk, Tecumseh and many others.
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
Let me be a free man – free to travel, free to stop, free to work.
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.
Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’.
At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
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 nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
We do not want riches, we want peace and love.
Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.