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Native American quotes by Robin Wall Kimmerer
#1. A bay is a noun only if water is dead. When bay is a noun, it is defined by humans, trapped between its shores and contained by the word. But the verb wiikwegamaa - to be a bay - releases the water from bondage and lets it live. "To be a bay" holds the wonder that, for this moment, the living water has decided to shelter itself between these shores, conversing with cedar roots and a flock of baby mergansers. Because it could do otherwise - become a stream or an ocean or a waterfall, and there are verbs for that, too. To be a hill, to be a sandy beach, to be a Saturday, all are possible verbs in a world where everything is alive. Water, land, and even a day, the language a mirror for seeing the animacy of the world, the life that pulses through all things, through pines and nuthatches and mushrooms. This is the language I hear in the woods; this is the language that lets us speak of what wells up all around us.[…]
This is the grammar of animacy. #Quote by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Native American quotes by Chief Joseph
#2. Our fathers gave us many laws which they had learned from their
fathers. These laws were good. #Quote by Chief Joseph
Native American quotes by Zita Steele
#3. The Diné are children of the sun. They are rugged and graceful people. They love the radiance of color and silver, the purity of nature, and the speed of horses. They have a gift for adaptation and creativity. They do everything with spontaneity and flair. #Quote by Zita Steele
Native American quotes by Barack Obama
#4. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or who you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try. #Quote by Barack Obama
Native American quotes by Barack Obama
#5. Unless you're one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else. Somebody brought you. #Quote by Barack Obama
Native American quotes by Mary Adair
#6. It takes Passion to bring a Vision to Life. #Quote by Mary Adair
Native American quotes by Stephen Colbert
#7. A native American group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the government for mismanagement of oil, gas, grazing, timber and other royalties since 1887. They're seeking $100 billion. Here's the good news: The government has responded what I believe is an appropriate counteroffer: A two-cent Navajo stamp. #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Native American quotes by Dee Brown
#8. Treat all men alike ... give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who is born a free man should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. We only ask an even chance to live as other men live. We ask to be recognized as men. Let me be a free man ... free to travel ... free to stop ... free to work ... free to choose my own teachers ... free to follow the religion of my Fathers ... free to think and talk and act for myself. #Quote by Dee Brown
Native American quotes by Luis Valdez
#9. No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country ... we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us. #Quote by Luis Valdez
Native American quotes by Robin Wall Kimmerer
#10. Among our Potawatomi people, women are the Keepers of Water. We carry the sacred water to ceremonies and act on its behalf. "Women have a natural bond with water, because we are both life bearers," my sister said. "We carry our babies in internal ponds and they come forth into the world on a wave of water. It is our responsibility to safeguard the water for all our relations. #Quote by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Native American quotes by N. Scott Momaday
#11. To encounter the sacred is to be alive at the deepest center of human existence. Sacred places are the truest definitions of the earth; they stand for the earth immediately and forever; they are its flags and shields. If you would know the earth for what it really is, learn it through its sacred places. At Devil's Tower or Canyon de Chelly or the Cahokia Mounds, you touch the pulse of the living planet; you feel its breath upon you. You become one with a spirit that pervades geologic time and space. #Quote by N. Scott Momaday
Native American quotes by Edward Everett Hale
#12. In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. #Quote by Edward Everett Hale
Native American quotes by Michael Shermer
#13. Checking a box on a form for race - "Caucasian," "Hispanic," "African-American," "Native American," or "Asian-American" - is untenable and ridiculous. For one thing, "American" is not a race, so labels such as "Asian-American" and "African-American" are still exhibits of our confusion of culture and race. For another thing, how far back does one go in history? Native Americans are really Asians, if you go back more than twenty or thirty thousand years to before they crossed the Bering land bridge between Asia and America. And Asians, several hundred thousand years ago probably came out of Africa, so we should really replace "Native American" with "African-Asian-Native American." Finally, if the Out of Africa (single racial origin) theory holds true, then all modern humans are from Africa. (Cavalli-Sforza now thinks this may have been as recently as seventy thousand years ago.) Even if that theory gives way to the Candelabra (multiple racial origins) theory, ultimately all hominids came from Africa, and therefore everyone in America should simply check the box next to "African-American. #Quote by Michael Shermer
Native American quotes by Linda Hogan
#14. As for me, I have a choice between honoring that dark life I've seen so many years moving in the junipers, or of walking away and going on with my own human busyness. There is always that choice for humans. #Quote by Linda Hogan
Native American quotes by Ernest J. Gaines
#15. Go and be fish again. #Quote by Ernest J. Gaines
Native American quotes by Chief Dan George
#16. One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk back to you. But if you don't talk to the animals, they won't talk back to you, then you won't understand, and when you don't understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the animals, you will destroy yourself. #Quote by Chief Dan George
Native American quotes by Chief Seattle
#17. We do not own the freshness of the air or the sparkle of the water. How can you buy them from us? #Quote by Chief Seattle
Native American quotes by Godfrey
#18. Immigrants have been coming here for a long time. The Americans that are afraid of others coming were immigrants once themselves, so they have a lot of nerve. We have a lot of nerve as a country. The only people that should have xenophobia are Native Americans. Everyone else should shut up. #Quote by Godfrey
Native American quotes by N. Scott Momaday
#19. To look upon that landscape in the early morning, with the sun at your back, is to lose the sense of proportion. #Quote by N. Scott Momaday
Native American quotes by Geronimo
#20. I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures. #Quote by Geronimo
Native American quotes by Native American Prophecies
#21. If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."

"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."

"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans. #Quote by Native American Prophecies
Native American quotes by K.B. Laugheed
#22. You will go. And you will live a good life with my people. But bad things will happen. They always do. And when they do, you must not blame yourself. You must enjoy life in spite of bad things. #Quote by K.B. Laugheed
Native American quotes by Chief Seattle
#23. Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. One thing we know: our god is also your god. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator. #Quote by Chief Seattle
Native American quotes by Neale Sourna
#24. My characters push the limits of the envelope when it comes to passion, love, and lust. They can be as elegant and distinguished as Lizzie's Darcy, or as wild and unrelenting as Cathy's Heathcliff; sometimes all in one bold personality. I also believe there is a wider universal mosaic on our planet than mere black and white. My contemporary healer/surgeon in the novel 'Hobble' is half Native American (Mayan Mexican + Peruvian, plus Scottish) and his lover is African American (African + European + American Indian). My people see the world differently; they're often mixed race or of a race, color, or nationality not normally associated with nor depicted in romantic and erotic novels or films as central, positively sexual, and realistic. #Quote by Neale Sourna
Native American quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#25. I'm sure you're gonna be taught, if you haven't already, that the people that were here, the Native Americans were beautiful, they were wonderful, they were at one with nature, and these evil white Europeans like Columbus came in and killed them and took them, imprisoned them, stole what was theirs, took it for ourselves. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Native American quotes by Glenn Aparicio Parry
#26. The reality is that every time we manipulate nature's rhythms, we create unintended consequences that then require us to make still further changes."

~ Glenn Aparicio Parry #Quote by Glenn Aparicio Parry
Native American quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#27. During 1866 and 1922, Native Americans and black soldiers often intermingled in the American west, on the frontier. #Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Native American quotes by Chief Joseph
#28. The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left as it was. The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no man's business to divide it. #Quote by Chief Joseph
Native American quotes by Nate Parker
#29. It's therapy. [people] say true healing requires honest confrontation, and that can be seen on a macro scale with America and the things that have been swept under the rug, whether it be with the native Americans or slavery, or whatever holocaust that's happened on this soil. #Quote by Nate Parker
Native American quotes by April W. Gardner
#30. For being so straight and sure, God's path held quite the assortment of twists. #Quote by April W. Gardner
Native American quotes by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert
#31. Next to the day when I was almost shot by that arrow, the worst day of my life was when I was almost eaten. #Quote by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert
Native American quotes by Terese Marie Mailhot
#32. Today, in front of a slew of white authors, during a fellowship, with a drink in my hand, I said that I was untouchable. There was a gasp, and maybe it was a hundred years of work for my name to arrive here, where I can name my pain so well that people are afraid of the consequences and the power. #Quote by Terese Marie Mailhot
Native American quotes by Louise Erdrich
#33. When the first of us failed at growing or herding or plowing the fields, we were told that we could sign a piece of paper and get money for the land, without anyone taking it. Mortgage, this was called, a piece of banker's cleverness that sounded good to many. I spoke against this trick, but who listened to Nanapush? People signed the paper, got money, came home night after night full of whiskey and food. Suddenly the foreclosure notices were handed out and the land was barred. It belonged to someone else. #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Native American quotes by Louis Owens
#34. Our job is to be an awake people...utterly conscious, to attend to our world. #Quote by Louis Owens
Native American quotes by John Oates
#35. There's all sorts of soul. There's Irish soul and Native American soul. If it touches you and moves you, it's soul. #Quote by John Oates
Native American quotes by Leonard Peltier
#36. United States Government needs to acknowledge and respect our sovereignty, treaties, traditional Native American values, and our human rights as a people, which under the law as written we deserve, and which should be protected. #Quote by Leonard Peltier
Native American quotes by Maryanne Wolf
#37. There is a very simple, very beautiful Native American story I have always remembered. In this story a grandfather is telling his young grandson about life. He tells the little boy that in every person there are two wolves, who live in one's breast and who are always at war with each other. The first wolf is very aggressive and full of violence and hate toward the world. The second wolf is peaceful and full of light and love. The little boy anxiously asks his grandfather which wolf wins. The grandfather replies, "The one you feed. #Quote by Maryanne Wolf
Native American quotes by Stewart Udall
#38. The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. #Quote by Stewart Udall
Native American quotes by Geronimo
#39. Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you. #Quote by Geronimo
Native American quotes by Rick Riordan
#40. Just because I'm Native American doesn't mean I can track furniture through the wilderness." She deepened her voice: "'Yes, kemosabe. A three-legged table passed this way an hour ago.' Heck, I don't know. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Native American quotes by David Mamet
#41. American football seems to resemble soccer in that one scores by putting the ball through the opponent's goal; but football, truly is about land. The Settlers want to move the line of scrimmage Westward, the Native Americans want to move it East. #Quote by David Mamet
Native American quotes by Maria Tallchief
#42. Above all, I wanted to be appreciated as a prima ballerina who happened to be a Native American, never as someone who was an American Indian ballerina, #Quote by Maria Tallchief
Native American quotes by Helen Hunt Jackson
#43. There had been no crises of incident, or marked movements of experience such as in Felipe's imaginations of love were essential to the fulness of its growth. This is a common mistake on the part of those who have never felt love's true bonds. Once in those chains, one perceives that they are not of the sort full forged in a day. They are made as the great iron cables are made, on which bridges are swung across the widest water-channels,
not of single huge rods, or bars, which would be stronger, perhaps, to look at; but myriads of the finest wires, each one by itself so fine, so frail, it would barely hold a child's kite in the wind: by hundreds, hundreds of thousands of such, twisted, re-twisted together, are made the mighty cables, which do not any more swerve from their place in the air, under the weight and jar of the ceaseless traffic and tread of two cities, than the solid earth swerves under the same ceaseless weight and jar. Such cables do not break. #Quote by Helen Hunt Jackson
Native American quotes by Charles Alexander Eastman
#44. It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome ... Children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving ... The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have - to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged, from whom they can hope for no return. #Quote by Charles Alexander Eastman
Native American quotes by Jordan Castillo Price
#45. Gee, I wasn't as up on my Native American traditions as the chick who used to call herself Faun fucking Windsong even though she was fifteen sixteenths as lily-white as me. Imagine that. #Quote by Jordan Castillo Price
Native American quotes by Sitting Bull
#46. What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian. #Quote by Sitting Bull
Native American quotes by Mark Twain
#47. When it comes down to pure ornamental cursing, the native American is gifted above the sons of men. #Quote by Mark Twain
Native American quotes by Marc Forgione
#48. This is going to sound weird, but when I was a kid my old man used to tell us that he was a Sioux Indian warrior in his former life. Native American culture was always big in my house - I don't know why. #Quote by Marc Forgione
Native American quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#49. The most Indian thing about the Indian is surely not his moccasins or his calumet, his wampum or his stone hatched, but traits of character and sagacity, skill, or passion. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Native American quotes by Jamaica Kincaid
#50. I can't get upset about 'offensive to women' or 'offensive to blacks' or 'offensive to Native Americans' or 'offensive to Jews' ... Offend! I can't get worked up about it. Offend! #Quote by Jamaica Kincaid
Native American quotes by Buffy Sainte-Marie
#51. Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture. #Quote by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Native American quotes by Sufjan Stevens
#52. Growing up on the border there, we were always frustrated with people's pronunciations of towns in Michigan, and people mispronouncing Illinois. There are all these Native American words that no one really knows how to pronounce. #Quote by Sufjan Stevens
Native American quotes by Ronnie Dunn
#53. I'm very much involved in art. I started buying art a few years ago and really like the work of T.C. Cannon, who is a native American artist. Then I was introduced to Soviet-era Russian impressionism and started collecting that, especially Gely Korzhev. #Quote by Ronnie Dunn
Native American quotes by Teddy Begay
#54. Outside, the grandchildren from California looked at Grandma Eunice with curiosity as they played near her. Some walked up to her to shake her hand. They had brunette to light brown hair, light complex skin and hazel colored eyes with Native American characteristics quite prominent They showed a trait noticeable in their appearance [...] Once upon a time and era, they too, have been looked upon like the elderly in the rest homes; like they didn't exist, outcast and shamed to be part of a human race that their blood should ever mix among mankind. Yet, these were her bloodlines too, and they were here, laughing, joking, teasing and accepting each other #Quote by Teddy Begay
Native American quotes by Grandfather
#55. If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. If we never wonder, knowledge will never find us. #Quote by Grandfather
Native American quotes by Dennis Banks
#56. Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth. #Quote by Dennis Banks
Native American quotes by Vandana Shiva
#57. The occupation of America (and Columbus's arrival quite clearly was an occupation, no one can deny that) meant that the entire history of the Native Americans was rendered invisible. The land could only be occupied if it was first defined as empty. So it was defined as a wilderness, even though it had been used by native people for millennia. #Quote by Vandana Shiva
Native American quotes by Hiawatha
#58. Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge. #Quote by Hiawatha
Native American quotes by David Treuer
#59. To understand American Indians is to understand America. This is the story of the paradoxically least and most American place in the twenty-first century. Welcome to the Rez. #Quote by David Treuer
Native American quotes by N. Scott Momaday
#60. I prayed. He was going home, and I wanted to pray. Look out for me, I said; look out each day and listen for me. And we were going together on horses to the hills. We were going to ride out in the first light to the hills. We were going to see how it was, and always was, how the sun came up with a little wind and the light ran out upon the land. We were going to get drunk, I said. We were going to be all alone, and we were going to get drunk and sing. We were going to sing about the way it always was. And it was going to be right and beautiful. It was going to be the last time. And he was going home. #Quote by N. Scott Momaday
Native American quotes by Michael Shermer
#61. Creationists have also changed their name ... to intelligent design theorists who study 'irreducible complexity' and the 'abrupt appearance' of life-yet more jargon for 'God did it.' ... Notice that they have no interest in replacing evolution with native American creation myths or including the Code of Hammarabi alongside the posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools. #Quote by Michael Shermer
Native American quotes by Chief Luther Standing Bear
#62. Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept us safe among them ... The animals had rights - the right of man's protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man's indebtedness. This concept of life and its relations filled us with the joy and mystery of living; it gave us reverence for all life; it made a place for all things in the scheme of existence with equal importance to all. #Quote by Chief Luther Standing Bear
Native American quotes by Jacoby Ellsbury
#63. I'm half Native American and half white so I think I can adjust culturally to anything. #Quote by Jacoby Ellsbury
Native American quotes by William Least Heat-Moon
#64. To say nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light, stone and earth is closer to the truth. #Quote by William Least Heat-Moon
Native American quotes by Sitting Bull
#65. They claim this mother of ours, the earth, for their own and fence their neighbors away; they deface her with their buildings and their refuse. That nation is like a spring freshet that overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path. We cannot dwell side by side. #Quote by Sitting Bull
Native American quotes by -Native American Proverb
#66. It is the sandstorm that shape the stone statues of the desert. It is the struggles of life that form a person's character. #Quote by -Native American Proverb
Native American quotes by Luther Standing Bear
#67. 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 ... #Quote by Luther Standing Bear
Native American quotes by Dave Attell
#68. When I was a kid, I really loved Indians. Native Americans. Pardon. Me. #Quote by Dave Attell
Native American quotes by Sherman Alexie
#69. I am extremely conscious of my tribalism. And when you talk about tribalism, you talk about living in a black and white world. I mean, Native American tribalism sovereignty, even the political fight for sovereignty and cultural sovereignty is a very us versus them. And I think a lot of people in this country, especially European Americans and those descended from Europeans don't see themselves as tribal. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Native American quotes by Russell Means
#70. When a woman grabs my braids and says "How cute!" I crab her breast and say "How cute!" She never touches me again! #Quote by Russell Means
Native American quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#71. It is worth the while to detect new faculties in man,
he is so much the more divine; and anything that fairly excites our admiration expands us. The Indian, who can find his way so wonderfully in the woods, possesses an intelligence which the white man does not,
and it increases my own capacity, as well as faith, to observe it. I rejoice to find that intelligence flows in other channels than I knew. It redeems for me portions of what seemed brutish before. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Native American quotes by Stephen Graham Jones
#72. . . . what I told Malory happened next is that when he looked over at her then it was like he'd been waiting a hundred years to see her, and this crazy ass Ledfeather girl all the way from Standing Rock, she looked off after the elk and then back at Doby through her hair, like she'd maybe been waiting for him too, but was scared a little, wanted to be sure, so Doby opened his mouth and said her name across the backseat of Junior's cab, Claire, like a flower opening in his mouth, and she held her lips together and nodded thank you to him, yes, thank you, and then swallowed what was in her throat and just let the sides of their hands touch together again some like it didn't really matter.
But it did. #Quote by Stephen Graham Jones
Native American quotes by Jared Diamond
#73. It invites a search for ultimate causes: why were Europeans, rather than Africans or Native Americans, the ones to end up with guns, the nastiest germs, and steel? #Quote by Jared Diamond
Native American quotes by Dee Brown
#74. I want to say that further you are not a great chief of this country. That you have no following, no power, no control." Logan continued, "You are on an Indian reservation merely at the sufferance of the government. You are fed by the government, clothed by the government, your children are educated by the government, and all you have and are today is because of the government. If it were not for the government you would be freezing and starving today in the mountains. I merely say these things to notify you that you cannot insult the people of the United States of America or its committees ... the government feeds and clothes and educates your children now, and desires to teach you to become farmers, and to civilize you, and make you as white men.
-Senator John Logan, 1883 #Quote by Dee Brown
Native American quotes by Sherman Alexie
#75. So Lightning says to Mud,
"What would happen if I struck your blood?"
And Mud says, "Brother,
It would hurt,
And make me the mother
Of every living thing.
But, Fire Boy, you ain't lifting my grass skirt
Until you burn me a ring. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Native American quotes by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
#76. Hanging a banner from the front of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building that proclaimed it to be the "Native American Embassy," hundreds of protesters hailing from seventy-five Indigenous nations entered the building to sit in. BIA personnel, at the time largely non-Indigenous, fled, and the capitol police chain-locked the doors announcing that the Indigenous protesters were illegally occupying the building. The protesters stayed for six days, enough time for them to read damning federal documents that revealed gross mismanagement of the federal trust responsibility, which they boxed up and took with them. The Trail of Broken Treaties solidified Indigenous alliances, and the "20-Point Position Paper,"14 the work mainly of Hank Adams, provided a template for the affinity of hundreds of Native organizations. Five years later, in 1977, the document would be presented to the United Nations, forming the basis for the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. #Quote by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Native American quotes by Tori Amos
#77. I have built my world through Native American mythology. #Quote by Tori Amos
Native American quotes by Sherman Alexie
#78. I'm a freak with power. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Native American quotes by Hayley Kiyoko
#79. My friends call my style 'old man chic.' I wear loafers and stylish sweatpants. I love to stay comfortable, so I definitely funk it up, but I'm always comfortable. I wear lots of hats and feathers, and I kind of have a little obsession with Native American jewelry. #Quote by Hayley Kiyoko
Native American quotes by Wendy Kopp
#80. In the long run, we will need many more African-American, Latino, and Native American leaders, and leaders from low-income communities, who can bring additional insight and a deeply grounded sense of urgency, and who are the most likely to inspire the necessary trust and engagement among students' parents and community leaders. #Quote by Wendy Kopp
Native American quotes by Eric Hoffer
#81. It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Native American quotes by KoKo Nervelli
#82. We need to cherish Father Sky and honor Mother Earth.Every THING has a purpose. Every ONE has worth. (Short story entitled THE PUZZLE, found in a book, Foxleaf Anthology, collection of works from authors in the Upper Cumberland, TN) #Quote by KoKo Nervelli
Native American quotes by Gerald Vizenor
#83. The first Western teacher of English in Japan was a Native American. #Quote by Gerald Vizenor
Native American quotes by Nicole Peeler
#84. She liked a very particular kind of plot: the sort where the pirate kidnaps some virgin damsel, rapes her into loving him, and then dispatches lots of seamen while she polishes his cutlass. Or where the Highland clan leader kidnaps some virginal English Rose, rapes her into loving him, and then kills entire armies Sassenachs while she stuffs his haggis. Or where the Native American warrior kidnaps a virginal white settler, rapes her into loving him, and then kills a bunch of colonists while she whets his tomahawk. I hated to get Freudian on Linda, but her reading patterns suggested some interesting insight into why she is such a bitch. #Quote by Nicole Peeler
Native American quotes by Adam Beach
#85. We [Native Americans] respect being human beings, but also the natural and spiritual world and I thought that came across wonderfully and I hope a lot of people get a sense of that; not to take away that we also have that warrior spirit. #Quote by Adam Beach
Native American quotes by Russell Means
#86. You see the one thing I've always maintained is that I'm an American Indian. I'm not a Native American. I'm not politically correct. Everyone who's born in the Western Hemisphere is a Native American. We are all Native Americans. And if you notice, I put American before my ethnicity. I'm not a hyphenated African-American or Irish-American or Jewish-American or Mexican-American. #Quote by Russell Means
Native American quotes by Linda Weaver Clarke
#87. Rick smiled mischievously and said, "I think I'm going to learn 'Kisses sweeter than wine'. It's a fun one."
Amelia laughed. "What it about?"
"It's about a guy who falls in love with this girl who has kisses sweeter than wine. As you know, folk songs have a story to tell. Well, he asked her to marry him. At first she wouldn't accept his proposal, so he had to beg and plead with her."
"Why didn't she want to marry him?"
"I think she was worried about how it would change her life. She'd been on her own for quite some time and she had to get used to the idea."
Amelia bit her lip and glanced down at her lap. With curiosity, she asked, "Did she finally accept his proposal?"
"Yup. It just took her a while to realize he was the best thing that ever happened to her." Rick grinned. "She sort of reminds me of someone else I know. #Quote by Linda Weaver Clarke
Native American quotes by Larry McMurtry
#88. The thing that Buffalo Hump was most grateful for, as he rode into the emptiness, was the knowledge that in the years of his youth and manhood he had drawn the lifeblood of so many enemies. He had been a great killer; it was his way and the way of his people; no one in his tribe had killed so often and so well. The killings were good to remember, as he rode his old horse deeper into the llano, away from all the places where people came. #Quote by Larry McMurtry
Native American quotes by Native American Saying
#89. Give me knowledge so I may have kindness for all #Quote by Native American Saying
Native American quotes by Geronimo
#90. The song that I will sing is an old song, so old that none knows who made it. It has been handed down through generations and was taught to me when I was but a little lad. It is now my own song. It belongs to me. This is a holy song (medicine-song), and great is its power. The song tells how, as I sing, I go through the air to a holy place where Yusun (The Supreme Being) will give me power to do wonderful things. I am surrounded by little clouds, and as I go through the air I change, becoming spirit only. #Quote by Geronimo
Native American quotes by Wovoka
#91. Grandfather says that when your friends die you must not cry. You must not hurt anybody or do harm to anyone. You must not fight. Do right always. It will give you satisfaction in life. #Quote by Wovoka
Native American quotes by Ernest Holmes
#92. Life is greater than you have ever known it. #Quote by Ernest Holmes
Native American quotes by T. Geronimo Johnson
#93. It's not that the Davenports had never had black people around their house before, or even a Chinese guy once, but never a Malaysian who looked Chinese to some and Indian to others, fancied himself black at times, and wanted to be the next Lenny Bruce Lee; a preppy black football player who sounded like the president and read Plato in Latin; and a white woman who occasionally claimed to be Native American. They were like an overconstructed novel, each representative of some cul-de-sac of idiolect and stereotype, missing only a handicapped person - No! At Berkeley we say handi-capable person - and a Jew and a Hispanic, and an Asian not of the subcontinent, Louis always said. #Quote by T. Geronimo Johnson
Native American quotes by Louise Erdrich
#94. Nector [speaking to Bernadette] could have told her, having drunk down the words of Nanapush, that comfort is not security and money in the hand disappears. He could have told her that only the land matters and never to let go of the papers, the titles, the tracks of the words, all those things that his ancestors never understood how the vital relationship to the dirt and grass under their feet. #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Native American quotes by Barack Obama
#95. I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together: black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young, old; gay, straight; men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big, bold country that we love. That's what I see. That's the America I know! #Quote by Barack Obama
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#96. Each morning offers lessons in light. For the morning light teaches the most basic of truths: Light chases away darkness. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Dale Carnegie
#97. Do the very best you can. #Quote by Dale Carnegie
Native American quotes by Tom Holm
#98. Minnie Spotted Wolf from Butte, Montana, was the first Native American to enlist in the Marine Corps Womens' Reserve. Spotted Wolf joined in 1943. She commented that Marine Corps boot camp was "hard, but not that hard. #Quote by Tom Holm
Native American quotes by Sherri Mitchell  Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset
#99. When we connect with our ancestors and put their wisdom into action, we are evolving our collective consciousness. We are transporting the ancient truths of our collective past and birthing them into our future. What we create out of those truths extends the wisdom of all those who have gone before us, and it provides a guide for all those who will follow. #Quote by Sherri Mitchell Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset
Native American quotes by Robin Wall Kimmerer
#100. Of an inanimate being, like a table, we say "What is it?" And we answer Dopwen yewe. Table it is. But of apple, we must say, "Who is that being?" And reply Mshimin yawe. Apple that being is.

Yawe - the animate to be. I am, you are, s/he is. To speak of those possessed with life and spirit we must say yawe. By what linguistic confluence do Yahweh of the Old Testament and yawe of the New World both fall from the mouths of the reverent Isn't this just what it means, to be, to have the breath of life within, to be the offspring of creation The language reminds us, in every sentence, of our kinship with all of the animate world. #Quote by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Native American quotes by Chinua Achebe
#101. In America there is really very little knowledge of the literature of the rest of the world. Of the literature of Latin America, yes, But that's not all that different in inspiration from that of America, or of Europe. One must go further. You don't even have to go too far in terms of geography - you can start with the Native Americans and listen to their poetry. #Quote by Chinua Achebe
Native American quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#102. I am convinced that those societies (such as the Native American peoples) which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of law, & restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere. Among the latter, under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves & sheep. I do not exaggerate. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Native American quotes by Black Kettle
#103. Although wrongs have been done to me, I live in hopes. I have not got two hearts ... Now we are together again to make peace. My shame is as big as the earth, although I will do what my friends have advised me to do. I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses and everything else, it is hard for me to believe the white men any more. #Quote by Black Kettle
Native American quotes by Helen Hunt Jackson
#104. We have flattered ourselves by inventing proverbs of comparison in matter of blindness,
"blind as a bat," for instance. It would be safe to say that there cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families. Tempers strain and recover, hearts break and heal, strength falters, fails, and comes near to giving way altogether, every day, without being noted by the closest lookers-on. #Quote by Helen Hunt Jackson
Native American quotes by Colson Whitehead
#105. Stolen bodies working stolen land. It was an engine that did not stop, its hungry boiler fed with blood. #Quote by Colson Whitehead
Native American quotes by Nelson Antonio Denis
#106. Puerto Ricans are Americans. We've been American citizens since 1917. We fought the same battles, made the same sacrifices. We've lost our land in the same way that Native Americans lost their land, and we've been the subject of discrimination and racism in the same way that African Americans have. We've suffered the full spectrum of oppression, and yet we've been off the map 4,000 miles away so we haven't even been able to argue our case. #Quote by Nelson Antonio Denis
Native American quotes by Laurens Van Der Post
#107. Modern man has lost the sense of wonder
about the unknown and he treats it as
an enemy. #Quote by Laurens Van Der Post
Native American quotes by Donna Brazile
#108. Be the buffalo. Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee nation, once told me how the cow runs away from the storm while the buffalo charges directly toward it - and gets through it quicker. Whenever I'm confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment. I become the buffalo. #Quote by Donna Brazile
Native American quotes by James W. Loewen
#109. Native Americans are not and must not be props in a sort of theme park of the past, where we go to have a good time and see exotic cultures. "What we have done to the peoples who were living in North America" is, according to anthropologist Sol Tax, "our Original Sin. #Quote by James W. Loewen
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#110. We travel only as far and as high as our hearts will take us. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by John Trudell
#111. We're not Indians and we're not Native Americans. We're older than both concepts. We're the people, we're the human beings. #Quote by John Trudell
Native American quotes by Linda Hogan
#112. For every inch of skin, there is memory. Devils are so made. Saints, too, if you believe in them. His humanity has been broken as an old walking stick that once held up a crippled man named Thomas. He realizes the stick and the man are one thing and he can fall. He has violated the laws beneath the laws of men and countries, something deeper, the earth and the sea, the explosions of trees. He has to care again. He has to be water again, rock, earth with its new spring wildflowers and its beautiful, complex mosses. #Quote by Linda Hogan
Native American quotes by Frank Nugent
#113. Signal smokes, war drums, feathered bonnets against the western sky. New messiahs, young leaders are ready to hurl the finest light cavalry in the world against Fort Stark. In the Kiowa village, the beat of drums echoes in the pulsebeat of the young braves. Fighters under a common banner, old quarrels forgotten, Comanche rides with Arapaho, Apache with Cheyenne. All chant of war. War to drive the white man forever from the red man's hunting ground. #Quote by Frank Nugent
Native American quotes by Edward Abbey
#114. Walking takes longer ... than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Native American quotes by Seneca The Younger
#115. He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Native American quotes by Kristen Ashley
#116. I just have a problem with his kind, his type. I always have. It isn't only him, I have a problem with Lee's guy, you know, the Native American one, Vance. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Native American quotes by Robbie Robertson
#117. Think about the number of people who do film music, make records and have a Native American heritage - and I may be the only one on the list. #Quote by Robbie Robertson
Native American quotes by Susan Fanetti
#118. It's different when people who've been living under somebody's boot hate the foot the boot's on. An oppressed people can't be racist. They can be bigots, but not racist. You have to have power to be a racist... #Quote by Susan Fanetti
Native American quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#119. The Americas were a great laboratory of evolutionary experimentation, a place where animals and plants unknown in Africa and Asia had evolved and thrived. But no longer. Within 2,000 years of the Sapiens' arrival, most of these unique species were gone. According to current estimates, within that short interval, North America lost thirty-four out of its forty-seven genera of large mammals. South America lost fifty out of sixty. The sabre-tooth cats, after flourishing for more than 30 million years, disappeared, and so did the giant ground sloths, the oversized lions, native American horses, native American camels, the giant rodents and the mammoths. Thousands of species of smaller mammals, reptiles, birds and even insects and parasites also became extinct (when the mammoths died out, all species of mammoth ticks followed them to oblivion). #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Native American quotes by Maya Angelou
#120. Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Native American quotes by Bill Lambrecht
#121. We gathered up the kids and sat up on the hill. We had no time to get our chickens and no time to get our horses out of the corral. The water came in and smacked against the corral and broke the horses' legs. The drowned, and the chickens drowned. We sat on the hill and we cried. These are the stories we tell about the river," said [Ladona] Brave Bull Allard. The granddaughter of Chief Brave Bull, she told her story at a Missouri River symposium in Bismark, North Dakota, in the fall of 2003.

Before The Flood, her Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lived in a Garden of Eden, where nature provided all their needs. "In the summer, we would plant huge gardens because the land was fertile," she recalled. We had all our potatoes and squash. We canned all the berries that grew along the river. Now we don't have the plants and the medicine they used to make. #Quote by Bill Lambrecht
Native American quotes by Sherman Alexie
#122. Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody's writing about them. They're really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Native American quotes by Sherman Alexie
#123. I'm not a pacifist by any measure, but I'm also fully aware that the reasons I might go to war could be very dubious. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Native American quotes by Black Hawk
#124. Bad and cruel as our people were treated by the whites, not one of them
was hurt or molested by our band. ( ... )
The whites were complaining at the same time that we were intruding upon
their rights. They made it appear that they were the injured party, and
we the intruders. They called loudly to the great war chief to protect
their property.
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right
look like wrong, and wrong like right. #Quote by Black Hawk
Native American quotes by Tod Goldberg
#125. There's an old, private cemetery here in Palm Springs, where I live, just down the street from the airport, that belongs to one of the local Native American tribes, and it occurred to me one day that if you really wanted to get away with murder, you'd kill someone, put them in a coffin and bury them in a private cemetery or, better, an abandoned one. And then suddenly this whole idea of a long con appeared before me and I had this idea of using a Jewish cemetery. #Quote by Tod Goldberg
Native American quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#126. Growing up north of San Francisco, I immersed myself in the local landscape and in books about Native Americans, cowboys, and pioneers that seemed to ground me in it, but to pursue culture in those days meant being spun around until dizzy and then pushed east. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#127. Man's obsession with his own wants is taking him further from those without whom happiness cannot be found. It is taking him from his people. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Jared Polis
#128. From the newest arrivals to our Native American brothers and sisters, we are one America. #Quote by Jared Polis
Native American quotes by T. S. Eliot
#129. Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Native American quotes by Joe Biden
#130. I once said, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." When Bobby Jindal entered the Republican campaign, my comment should have been covered again, more prominently. I mean, Jindal is not Native American, he's a real Indian. #Quote by Joe Biden
Native American quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#131. Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have tense faces, staring eyes, and a cruel demeanor. He said: They are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We don't know what they want. We think they are mad. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Native American quotes by James Thurber
#132. Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge. #Quote by James Thurber
Native American quotes by Christopher Moore
#133. I wanted a trumpet concerto that reflected Native American music because, well, there aren't any. I looked around for one but couldn't find anything. So it's a wide-open field. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Native American quotes by Billy Graham
#134. The greatest moments of Native History lie ahead of us if a great spiritual renewal and wakening should take place. The Native American has been a sleeping giant. He is awakening. The original Americans could become the evangelists who will help win America for Christ! Remember these forgotten people! #Quote by Billy Graham
Native American quotes by Sinclair Lewis
#135. In America the Struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word "Fascism" and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty. For they were thieves not only of wages but of honor. #Quote by Sinclair Lewis
Native American quotes by Brigham Young
#136. We are now going to the Lamanites, to whom we intend to be messengers of instruction ... We will show them that in consequence of their transgressions a curse has been inflicted upon them - in the darkness of their skins. We will have intermarriages with them, they marrying our young women, and we taking their young squaws to wife. By these means it is the will of the Lord that the curse of their color shall be removed and they restored to their pristine beauty ... #Quote by Brigham Young
Native American quotes by Chief Seattle
#137. Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. #Quote by Chief Seattle
Native American quotes by Laurence Overmire
#138. There is a falling from the sky
The sacred hoop is broken
But different hands with different voice
Hear the ancient songs
And soon
All men will see
That truth and justice
Prevail. #Quote by Laurence Overmire
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#139. Whether we walk among our people or alone among the hills, happiness in life's walking depends on how we feel about others in our hearts. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#140. Some fool beheaded him around one A.M." – Zarek
"Are you talking about the Native American Dark-Hunter stationed here?" – Abigail
"Say you didn't." – Sundown
"Kill him? Fine. I didn't…but I did." – Abigail #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Native American quotes by Will Rogers
#141. I have Indian Blood in me. I have just enough white blood for you to question my honesty! #Quote by Will Rogers
Native American quotes by Rick Renzi
#142. It is important that Congress works to promote home ownership in Indian Country. These federal housing funds and programs will help young Native American families to stay on tribal lands in order to live, work and raise a family. #Quote by Rick Renzi
Native American quotes by Extract From Chief Seattle.
#143. The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites one family.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
The earth is sacred and men and animals are but one part of it.
Treat the earth with respect so that it lasts for centuries to come and is a place of wonder and beauty for our children. #Quote by Extract From Chief Seattle.
Native American quotes by Eduardo Galeano
#144. In 1492, the natives discovered they were indians, discovered they lived in America, discovered they were naked, discovered that the Sin existed, discovered they owed allegiance to a King and Kingdom from another world and a God from another sky, and that this God had invented the guilty and the dress, and had sent to be burnt alive who worships the Sun the Moon the Earth and the Rain that wets it. #Quote by Eduardo Galeano
Native American quotes by Helen Chenoweth-Hage
#145. Environmental policies are driven by a kind of emotional spiritualism that threatens the very foundation of our society. There is increasing evidence of a government-sponsored religion in America. This religion, a cloudy mixture of new-age mysticism, Native American folklore, and primitive Earth worship, is being promoted and enforced by the Clinton administration in violation of our rights and freedoms. #Quote by Helen Chenoweth-Hage
Native American quotes by N. Scott Momaday
#146. They have assumed the names and gestures of their enemies, but have held on to their own, secret souls; and in this there is a resistance and an overcoming, a long outwaiting. #Quote by N. Scott Momaday
Native American quotes by David Shoemaker
#147. Usually called by his guffaw-inducing initials, IRS, Schyster was the standout grappler Mike Rotunda functionally repackaged as Ted DiBiase's financial planner. Indisputably his best angle was the time he took issue with Native American wrestler Tatanka for failing to pay taxes on a ceremonial headdress. #Quote by David Shoemaker
Native American quotes by Russell Means
#148. [The is] a mistaken belief that [the word Indian] refers somehow to the country, India. When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Caribbean, he was not looking for a country called India. Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492 ... Columbus called the tribal people he met "Indio," from the Italian in dio, meaning "in God." #Quote by Russell Means
Native American quotes by Steven Rinella
#149. At once [the buffalo] is a symbol of the tenacity of wilderness and the destruction of wilderness; it's a symbol of Native American culture and the death of Native American culture; it's a symbol of the strength and vitality of America and the pettiness and greed of America; it represents a frontier both forgotten and remembered; it stands for freedom and captivity, extinction and salvation. #Quote by Steven Rinella
Native American quotes by Jane Bierhorst
#150. No matter how hard I try to forget you, you always come back to my thoughts
When you hear me singing I am really crying for you. #Quote by Jane Bierhorst
Native American quotes by Louis Farrakhan
#151. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Allah God has come to fight the battle of justice for the Black man and woman of America and it is He who is plaguing America with the disasters of unusual rain, hail, snow, and soon earthquakes. So if the Black man and woman and the Native Americans, or Indians, are not in the equation of those running for the high office of the Presidency of the United States, if we are not in the equation for justice, then none of these candidates can save America from the Wrath of Allah. #Quote by Louis Farrakhan
Native American quotes by Black Elk
#152. Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations. #Quote by Black Elk
Native American quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#153. The Indian's intercourse with Nature is at least such as admits of the greatest independence of each. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Native American quotes by Daryl Gregory
#154. Rogue factories on the other side of the border, most of them also on Native American reservations, pumped out millions of cheap, untaxed, generic cigarettes a year. You couldn't blame the Indians. We took their land; they were giving us cancer. #Quote by Daryl Gregory
Native American quotes by Spencer W. Kimball
#155. We are greatly conscious of the fact that among the Lamanites - as well as among all peoples of other countries - we have a responsibility to see that the gospel touches their hearts and minds and that they understand it. #Quote by Spencer W. Kimball
Native American quotes by Anonymous
#156. In one Native American folk tale, a grandfather explains to his grandson that he has two wolves inside him. One wolf fills him with hope and reminds him how wonderful his life is, and the other fills him with doubt and convinces him that nothing is worth the effort. The grandson asks, concerned for his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?" The grandfather replies, "Whichever one I feed. #Quote by Anonymous
Native American quotes by Ishmael Reed
#157. I reached the age of 70, because I have cultivated an association of multicultural intellectuals who are informed and alert to whatever "tricknology" that's laid on us by the powers that be. These include White ethnic intellectuals- people who know their roots- as well as Native American, Asian American, Hispanic and Black intellectuals. These are thirty, forty-year associations with some of the best minds around. Minds that are ignored by the media. #Quote by Ishmael Reed
Native American quotes by Daniel Brook
#158. In its sacredness, families get together to (unintentionally?) celebrate one genocide (against Native Americans) by committing another (against turkeys). #Quote by Daniel Brook
Native American quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#159. Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Native American quotes by Chief Dan George
#160. The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle. But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing, he will curse me. Have I done all to keep the air fresh? Have I cared enough about the water? Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom? Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild's fondness? #Quote by Chief Dan George
Native American quotes by Tori Amos
#161. The romantic myth of the artist says that you are the Source. I have no illusion about that. Native Americans don't believe they are the Source. They have access to the Source. Endless access. But don't get confused. #Quote by Tori Amos
Native American quotes by Chief Seattle
#162. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not powerless. Dead, did I say? There is no death, only change of worlds. #Quote by Chief Seattle
Native American quotes by Buffy Sainte-Marie
#163. I feel sorry for people of good heart who have never had a chance to learn the realities of Native American everything - not just our history but the sweetness and the beauty and the reasons why were so close to Mother Earth. #Quote by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Native American quotes by Chief Powhatan
#164. Why should you take by force that from us that which you can have by Love? Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food What can you get by war? #Quote by Chief Powhatan
Native American quotes by John Lennon
#165. I was greatly inspired by the Utopian Tamanend Ideals of St. Tammany; the only Native American Saint. St. Tammany continues to inspire great leaders to this day and started the original Peace Movement together with William Penn. Society of St. Tammany(Tammany Hall) ran NYC and world politics up until the 1950s in his name. #Quote by John Lennon
Native American quotes by David Treuer
#166. That Native American cultures are imperiled is important and not just to Indians. It is important to everyone, or should be. When we lose cultures, we lose American plurality -- the productive and lovely discomfort that true difference brings. #Quote by David Treuer
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#167. We who lose our footing have lost our way. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Pema Chodron
#168. There was a story that was widely circulated a few days after the attacks of September 11, 2001, that illustrates our dilemma. A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world and how it comes about. He said it was as if two wolves were fighting in his heart. One wolf was vengeful and angry, and the other wolf was understanding and kind. The young man asked his grandfather which wolf would win the fight in his heart. And the grandfather answered, "The one that wins will be the one I choose to feed." So #Quote by Pema Chodron
Native American quotes by Tommy Orange
#169. We made powwows because we needed a place to be together. Something intertribal, something old, something to make us money, something we could work toward, for our jewelry, our songs, our dances, our drum. #Quote by Tommy Orange
Native American quotes by Veronica Randolph Batterson
#170. When you turn around, you'll see something I bet you've never seen before. If it takes your breath away, then you'll fit in nicely. If you don't feel anything, then maybe you don't belong here. #Quote by Veronica Randolph Batterson
Native American quotes by Ten Bears
#171. Any good thing you say to me shall not be forgotten. I shall carry it as near to my heart as my children, and it shall be as often on my tongue as the name of the Great Spirit. #Quote by Ten Bears
Native American quotes by Sherman Alexie
#172. They called me an Indian pig. Oh, and they called me a prairie n*****. Pretty colorful, enit?"

"I suppose."

"That one pissed me off, though. I ain't no prairie Indian. I'm from a salmon tribe, man. If they were going to insult me, they should've called me salmon n*****."

"I'm surprised you can laugh about this."

"It's what Indians do."

"Weren't you afraid?"

"Yeah, I was afraid, but I'm afraid most of the time, you know? How would you feel if a white guy like you got dropped into the middle of a black neighborhood, like Compton, California, on a Saturday night?"

"I'd be very afraid."

"And that's exactly how I feel living in Seattle. Hell, I feel that way living in the United States. Indians are outnumbered, Officer. Those three guys scared me bad, but I've been scared for a long time. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Native American quotes by Timothy P. McLaughlin
#173. Misery is when you always seem to be getting dressed in black to go to a funeral.
Misery is when you get there and realize that the person who is dead is another close friend.
Misery is when you look around and all your friends are crying.
Misery is when you hear them say they'll try to stop and stay away from this stuff.
Misery is when the next day you see them stocking up in White Clay for a party soon to come.
Misery is whenyou hear the sirens, and you have to sit and wonder whose funeral you'll be attending for the next few days.
Misery is when you realize they'll never stop,
and you'll always be choosing black clothing for the next day.

(Kayla Matthews, student) #Quote by Timothy P. McLaughlin
Native American quotes by George Tahdooahnippah
#174. Before me, my grandfathers, my uncles and my father were all boxers because Native Americans had to box in boarding schools. But in my time, when I grew up in Lawton Oklahoma, we didn't have boxing. I was a wrestler. #Quote by George Tahdooahnippah
Native American quotes by Black Elk
#175. It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds. #Quote by Black Elk
Native American quotes by Autumn Morning Star
#176. Because Native American Indians are so marginalized in the historical world, we are compelled to search for tiny openings in the armor of recorded history to work resistant magic. #Quote by Autumn Morning Star
Native American quotes by Sitting Bull
#177. A cold wind blew on the prairie on the day the last buffalo fell. A death wind for my people. #Quote by Sitting Bull
Native American quotes by Florence King
#178. People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. #Quote by Florence King
Native American quotes by John Fire Lame Deer
#179. When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket,
he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. #Quote by John Fire Lame Deer
Native American quotes by Wovoka
#180. When the sun died, I went up to heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal, or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people. #Quote by Wovoka
Native American quotes by Heid E. Erdrich
#181. It has seemed to me that, unless our poetry conforms to some stereotypical notion of Native American history and culture in the past tense or unless it depicts spiritual relationship to the natural world of animals and plants and landscape, it goes unrecognized. We do and we do not write of treaties, battles, and drums. We do and we do not write about eagles, spirits, and canyons. Native poetry may be those things, but it is not only those things. #Quote by Heid E. Erdrich
Native American quotes by Robin Wall Kimmerer
#182. In the Western tradition there is a recognized hierarchy of beings, with, of course, the human being on top - the pinnacle of evolution, the darling of Creation - and the plants at the bottom. But in Native ways of knowing, human people are often referred to as "the younger brothers of Creation." We say that humans have the least experience with how to live and thus the most to learn - we must look to our teachers among the other species for guidance. Their wisdom is apparent in the way that they live. They teach us by example. They've been on the earth far longer than we have been, and have had time to figure things out. #Quote by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#183. There is a power in nature that man has ignored. And the result has been heartache and pain. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Tecumseh
#184. Brothers, we must be united; we must smoke the same pipe; we must fight each other's battles; and more than all, we must love the Great Spirit. #Quote by Tecumseh
Native American quotes by Jane Bierhorst
#185. We weep,
tears of blood,
we weep,
In despair, crying,
we weep;
the sun forever has stolen
the light from his eyes.
No more his face do we see,
no more his voice do we hear,
nor will his affectionate gaze
watch over his people. #Quote by Jane Bierhorst
Native American quotes by Louise Erdrich
#186. What are you?' he [Nanapush] said to Damien, who was deep in a meditation over his [chess] bishop's trajectory.
'A priest' said Father Damien
'A man priest or a woman priest?' ...
... 'I am a priest', she whispered, hoarsely, fierce. 'Why' said Nanapush kindly, as though Father Damien hadn't answered, to put the question to rest, 'are you pretending to be a man priest? #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Native American quotes by Autumn Morning Star
#187. I want them to see the magic of how
everything is related: To walk out into the night and see the Green Corn Moon levitate across the sky. #Quote by Autumn Morning Star
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#188. No man is as wise as Mother Earth. She has witnessed every human day, every human struggle, every human pain, and every human joy. For maladies of both body and spirit, the wise ones of old pointed man to the hills. For man too is of the dust and Mother Earth stands ready to nurture and heal her children. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Anasazi Foundation
#189. Light chases away darkness. #Quote by Anasazi Foundation
Native American quotes by Terri Windling
#190. In older myths, the dark road leads downward into the Underworld, where Persephone is carried off by Hades, much against her will, while Ishtar descends of her own accord to beat at the gates of Hell. This road of darkness lies to the West, according to Native American myth, and each of us must travel it at some point in our lives. The western road is one of trials, ordeals, disasters and abrupt life changes - yet a road to be honored, nevertheless, as the road on which wisdom is gained. James Hillman, whose theory of 'archetypal psychology' draws extensively on Greco–Roman myth, echoes this belief when he argues that darkness is vital at certain periods of life, questioning our modern tendency to equate mental health with happiness. It is in the Underworld, he reminds us, that seeds germinate and prepare for spring. Myths of descent and rebirth connect the soul's cycles to those of nature. #Quote by Terri Windling
Native American quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#191. Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Native American quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#192. Is Obama Anything but Black?

So lots of folk - mostly non-black - say Obama's not black, he's biracial, multiracial, black-and-white, anything but just black. Because his mother was white. But race is not biology; race is sociology. Race is not genotype; race is phenotype. Race matters because of racism. And racism is absurd because it's about how you look. Not about the blood you have. It's about the shade of your skin and the shape of your nose and the kink of your hair. Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass had white fathers. Imagine them saying they were not black.

Imagine Obama, skin the color of a toasted almond, hair kinky, saying to a census worker - I'm kind of white. Sure you are, she'll say. Many American Blacks have a white person in their ancestry, because white slave owners liked to go a-raping in the slave quarters at night. But if you come out looking dark, that's it. (So if you are that blond, blue-eyed woman who says "My grandfather was Native American and I get discrimination too" when black folk are talking about shit, please stop it already.) In America, you don't get to decide what race you are. It is decided for you. Barack Obama, looking as he does, would have had to sit in the back of the bus fifty years ago. If a random black guy commits a crime today, Barack Obama could be stopped and questioned for fitting the profile. And what would that profile be? "Black Man. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Native American quotes by Hari Kondabolu
#193. I have had vegan Thanksgiving of tofurkey and soy gravy. And it's not to say that Thanksgiving will ever justify the genocide of the Native Americans. But vegan Thanksgiving - that's just spitting on the graves, isn't it? #Quote by Hari Kondabolu
Native American quotes by Rick Yancey
#194. I'm not encouraged by the silence. I can think of no benign reason for it. I'm afraid we may expect something closer to Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas than a scene from Close Encounters, and we all know how that turned out for the Native Americans. #Quote by Rick Yancey
Native American quotes by Hari Kondabolu
#195. When you ask your white friends what their cultural heritage is, they don't just say white. They give you a math equation. 'Well, I'm a third German and a fourth Irish and one-sixteenth Welsh and one-fortieth Native American for college applications.' #Quote by Hari Kondabolu
Native American quotes by Louise Erdrich
#196. Our individual consciousnesses were sieves of the divine. We could only know what our minds could encompass safely. #Quote by Louise Erdrich
Native American quotes by Nathan Mirts
#197. You can buy history, but you can't buy a culture. #Quote by Nathan Mirts
Native American quotes by Gore Vidal
#198. Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Native American quotes by Chief Blackfish
#199. My son, you are now flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone. By the ceremony performed this day, every drop of white blood was washed from your veins; you were taken into the Shawnee Nation ... #Quote by Chief Blackfish
Native American quotes by Wooden Leg
#200. The old Indian teaching was that is is wrong to tear loose from its place on the earth anything that may be growing there. It may be cut off, but it should not be uprooted. The trees and the grass have spirits. Whatever one of such growth may be destroyed by some good Indian, his act is done in sadness and with a prayer for forgiveness because of his necessities ... #Quote by Wooden Leg
Native American quotes by Woody Allen
#201. I sued American Apparel because they calculatingly took my name, my likeness and image and used them publicly to promote their business. #Quote by Woody Allen
Native American quotes by Thea Bowman
#202. Remember who you are and whose you are. #Quote by Thea Bowman
Native American quotes by Derek Landy
#203. He crouched at the care window and looked in. "What a lovely family you have. What a charming family. They're all lovely. Except for that one." His finger jabbed the glass. "That one's a bit ugly."
The American stepped towards him. "What? What did you say?"
"Oh, don't worry. I'm sure his personality makes up for his face. #Quote by Derek Landy
Native American quotes by Edward Jay Epstein
#204. The Deer Hunter is securely on my list of American movie events, by which I mean those films that aspired to the whole equation, to be show business and art at the same time. #Quote by Edward Jay Epstein
Native American quotes by Lance Morrow
#205. The television anchorman Dan Rather turns up in rag-top native drag in Afghanistan, the surrogate of our culture with his camera crew, intrepid as Sir Richard Burton sneaking into Mecca. #Quote by Lance Morrow
Native American quotes by Nancy Isenberg
#206. Many people----women especially----remain trapped in the poverty into which they were born. The successful person from this background is the exception. The American dream is a double-edged sword in that those who are able to carve out their own destiny are also hard-pressed not to condemn those who get struck between the cracks. #Quote by Nancy Isenberg
Native American quotes by Freeman Dyson
#207. Samuel Gompers was the founder and first president of the American Federation of Labor. He established in America the tradition of practical bargaining between labor and management which led to an era of growth and prosperity for labor unions. Now, seventy years after Gomper's death, the unions have dwindled, while his dreams-more books and fewer guns, more leisure and less greed, more schoolhouses and fewer jails-have been tacitly abandoned. In a society without social justice and with a free-market ideology, guns, greed, and jails are bound to win. #Quote by Freeman Dyson
Native American quotes by Bill Cosby
#208. It is a point of pride for the American male to keep the same size Jockey shorts for his entire life. #Quote by Bill Cosby
Native American quotes by Kenneth Adelman
#209. I don't agree that you need an enormous number of American troops. Saddam's army is down to one-third than it was before, and I think it would be a cakewalk. #Quote by Kenneth Adelman
Native American quotes by L.V. Lewis
#210. There is something immensely scary about putting yourself out there for people to love or hate you, fan or pan you, review or screw you. #Quote by L.V. Lewis
Native American quotes by Amy Poehler
#211. I want girls to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled. (The American Apparel ads) I'm over this weird, exhausted girl. I'm over the girl that's tired and freezing and hungry. I like bossy girls. I like people filled with life. I'm over this weird media thing with all this, like, hollow-eyed, empty, party crap. #Quote by Amy Poehler
Native American quotes by Jack Germond
#212. American voters have to pay closer attention to politics if they want to avoid four years of whining about the outcome. #Quote by Jack Germond
Native American quotes by Rita Wilson
#213. I would go to school and be American and then come home and be Greek. #Quote by Rita Wilson
Native American quotes by Mahalia Jackson
#214. It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test. #Quote by Mahalia Jackson
Native American quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#215. If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Native American quotes by Graham Allison
#216. To extend the digital metaphor, both rivals must also reconsider the fitness of their apps for the twenty-first century. In his book Civilization, Niall Ferguson identifies six 'killer apps' - ideas and institutions that drove the extraordinary divergence in prosperity between the West and the rest of the world after 1500. These are competition, the scientific revolution, property rights, modern medicine, consumer society, and work ethic. While noting China's great reconvergence with the West since 1970, Niall wonders if China can sustain its progress without killer app number three: secure private property rights. I worry that the American work ethic has lapsed into mediocrity, while its consumer society has become decadent. #Quote by Graham Allison
Native American quotes by Barry Goldwater
#217. We cannot allow the American flag to be shot at anywhere on earth if we are to retain our respect and prestige #Quote by Barry Goldwater
Native American quotes by Edward Snowden
#218. The freedom of a country can only be measured by its respect for the rights of its citizens, and it's my conviction that these rights are in fact limitations of state power that define exactly where and when a government may not infringe into that domain of personal or individual freedoms that during the American Revolution was called "liberty" and during the Internet Revolution is called "privacy. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Native American quotes by Hank Bracker
#219. Having reviewed President Trump's new policy it is apparent that Carnival and Holland American Cruise Lines will continue to operate their cruises to Havana. My team and I are booked on one of these cruises and hope to help bring the people of Cuba and the United States back into the mainstream of cooperative societies. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Native American quotes by T. Coleman Du Pont
#220. The right type of [leader] is democratic. He must not consider himself a superior sort of personage. He must actually feel democratic; it is not enough that he try to pose as democratic-he must be democratic, otherwise the veneer, the sheen, would wear off, for you can't fool a body of intelligent American workingmen for very long. He must ring true. #Quote by T. Coleman Du Pont
Native American quotes by Ken Follett
#221. The atmosphere in Washington was different. President Reagan remained popular, despite having committed crimes far worse than those that had brought Nixon down: financing terrorism in Nicaragua, trading weapons for hostages with Iran, and turning women and girls into mangled corpses on the streets of Beirut. Reagan's collaborator Vice President George H. W. Bush looked likely to become the next president. Somehow - and Jasper could not figure out how this trick had been worked - people who challenged the president and caught him out cheating and lying were no longer heroes, as they had been in the seventies, but instead were considered disloyal and even anti-American. #Quote by Ken Follett
Native American quotes by Bill Gates
#222. Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy. #Quote by Bill Gates
Native American quotes by Robert Dallek
#223. Despite its flaws, the American electoral system has produced Lincoln, the two Roosevelts, and Harry Truman. #Quote by Robert Dallek
Native American quotes by Edward Teller
#224. The scientist is not responsible for the laws of nature. It is his job to find out how these laws operate. It is the scientist's job to find the ways in which these laws can serve the human will. However, it is not the scientist's job to determine whether a hydrogen bomb should be constructed, whether it should be used, or how it should be used. This responsibility rests with the American people and with their chosen representatives. #Quote by Edward Teller
Native American quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson
#225. I dont believe in labels. I want to do the best I can, all the time. I want to be progressive without getting both feet off the ground at the same time. I want to be prudent without having my mind closed to anything that is new or different. I have often said that I was proud that I was a free man first and an American second, and a public servant third and a Democrat fourth, in that order, and I guess as a Democrat, if I had to takeplace a label on myself, I would want to be a progressive who is prudent. #Quote by Lyndon B. Johnson
Native American quotes by Paul R. Ehrlich
#226. There are lots of excellent analysts out there. John Holdren at the Harvard Kennedy School, who was just president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been talking about this stuff for years. There are lots of people out there who understand what's going on. The problem is, they aren't much picked up on Fox News. #Quote by Paul R. Ehrlich
Native American quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#227. Obama is a leveler. He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor. For him the ultimate social value is fairness. Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission. #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Native American quotes by Hassan Rouhani
#228. The Iranian people, with regards to the policies of various American administrations in the past 30 years, are very worried. They don't trust them. #Quote by Hassan Rouhani
Native American quotes by Douglas MacArthur
#229. In the mighty and almost limitless potential of American industry-the brilliance and rugged determination of its leaders; the skill, energy and patriotism of its workers-there has been welded an almost impregnable defense against the evil designs of any who would threaten the security of the American continent. It is indeed the most forceful and convincing argument yet evolved to restrain the irresponsibility of those who would recklessly bring down upon the good and peace-loving peoples of all the nations of the earth the disaster of total war. #Quote by Douglas MacArthur
Native American quotes by Terry Crews
#230. Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you LOVE and you will be badass. #Quote by Terry Crews
Native American quotes by Ralph McGehee
#231. Disinformation is a large part of its[CIA] covert action responsibility, and the American people are the primary target of its lies. #Quote by Ralph McGehee
Native American quotes by Ronald Carter
#232. As we have seen, French culture and language interacted with native English culture for several generations after the Norman Conquest. A common word such as 'castle' is a French loan word, for example; and the whole romance tradition comes from the French. But this sensibility, culture, and language becomes integrated with native culture.
As well as the beginnings of what came to be called a courtly love tradition, we can find in Early Middle English (around the time that Layamon was writing Brut) the growth of a local tradition of songs and ballads. #Quote by Ronald Carter
Native American quotes by N.D. Jones
#233. She said I was a monster, and for a long time I believed her. But you made me feel like a man, someone worthy of being loved. Then you went away, and I had nothing, nothing but a
hopeless demon inside. #Quote by N.D. Jones

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