One evening an old Cherokee told his
He said, "My
son, the battle is between
The other is Good.
The grandson thought about it
for a minute
Cherokee simply replied,
—A Native American Metaphor
You have been telling the people,
Where are you living? What are you doing?
It is time to speak your truth.
There is a river flowing now very fast,
Understand that the river knows its' destination,
And I say; see who is in there with you,
At this time in history,
We are all about to go on a journey,
--- Thomas Banyacya Sr. (1910-1999);
Each of us is put here
in this time and this place
— Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the
Every part of this earth
The rocky crest, the meadow,
Teach your children that the earth is
The wind that gave our grandparents
breath also receives their last sigh.
This we know, all things are connected.
—From an oration of Chief Seattle,
All men were made brothers.
It does not require many words
Chief Joseph (1840-1904)
You have noticed that everything as Indian does
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 (1863-1950)
must protect the forests
Hereditary Chief Qwatsinas
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