Native Wisdom Quotes by Luther Standing Bear, Sitting Bull, Crowfoot, Black Elk, Chief Joseph, Tecumseh and many others.
The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged.
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.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.
The power of the world always works in circles.
If we must die, we die defending our rights.