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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

"One does not sell the land people walk on." ... Crazy Horse, Sept. 23, 1875

"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...."Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux 1868-1937

"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

Crowfoot,  Blackfoot warrior and orator
"What is life?  It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath
of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset."

"A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky." Crazy Horse

"Trouble no more about their religion;
respect others in their view,
and demand that they respect yours." Chief Tecumseh

"There is no death. Only a change of worlds." Chief Seattle  

"The Circle has healing power. In the Circle, we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Sacred Circle is designed to create unity. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree and every plant. It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet." ~Dave Chief, Oglala Lakota~

"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard." ~Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux~
native american quotes i've found around in numerous sites, posters, books
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DavidCherokee245 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
It's weird, it truly is, cause those silly Colonists and Settlers, Thought that the "Indian" had "No Well Being' nor "Understanding", Even when these So Called "Savages" They called them, stood in front of them all and told them from their Own lips, These Wonderfully made Quotes and Words of Wisdom and Among-st many other Very famous words, Yet those Colonist/Settlers still continued to Laugh/ Make fun of, Rip Off, Torture and Kill them all, Even when these poor, innocent people shared them these Rich and Famous Words that will long and always be remembered.
Gergi96 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student
Just Amazing <3
mate888 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
They were the civilizated, the Conquerors were the savages.
grayrobe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Writer
A Native American elder was walking with his grandson around a lake and forest.
They heard some wolves in the distance. The elder said to his grandson:
'There are two wolves that live within me. One is content and happy, and roams around at
peace with nature and its surroundings. The other is hungry and ravenous, never satisfied and
always looking to destroy and conquer.'
The boy looked at his grandfather and asked: 'Which wolf is stronger, Grandpa?'
The elder answered: 'It depends on which one I feed.'

<3 N.A. wisdom
TurEsrald Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Words of ancient and simple truths, often forgotten and blessed be thee for bringing them together. I feel that the day where I will fall to my knees and weep nears, for it is those of my kith and kin of the days past which did break them (and by the gods, my words here do not suffice, a entire poem begs to be written). If truth be told, I know not even how to finish this comment, and so I will leave it

inu-pyro-undine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
love it! I'm half native and haven't had the opportunity to dig into my native side. This really hits close to home :)
Lireial Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Thank you for putting this together, it's beautiful.
DonovanFrost Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
crowgirl16 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007   Photographer
its so very great
Cheekypegsaus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Next Quotes you do you should put on some Vine Doloria and Wildcat
kingtut98 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
An excellent selection of quotes- Luther Standing Bear has some I particularly like, but all are valuable. :-)
wtiger115 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
they talk about equality for all and how instead of the world revolving around them, they revolve around the world, as everyone else does.
they have a better way of understanding than the Government of America
wtiger115 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
they talk about equality for all and how instead of the world revolving around them, they revolve around the world, as everyone else does.
they have a better way of understanding than the Government of America
fotodog Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2003
All hold such power in their words.

Still pertinant and always heartfelt.
skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2003  Professional Photographer
and all are still true, for the they are most basic of truths... those of the heart and spirit.
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