Published on December 9, 2011 by Amy
For thousands of years Native American cultures maintained an ecological and social balance. Their philosophies and common sense beliefs are featured here through the quotes of various tribesmen.
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Never sit while your elders stand.
The white man who is our agent is so stingy that he carries a linen rag in his pocket into which to blow his nose, for fear he might blow away something of value.
- Piapot, Cree Chief
We are afraid if we part with any more of our lands the white people will not let us keep as much as will be sufficient to bury our dead.
- Doublehead, Creek Chief