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Perhaps if WE followed some of the Words of Our Ancestors, We would not have to search so far and so long to find the Path that We All must Walk in this Lifetime. The Quotes that follow are some that I find Enlightning and Truly Worthy of being Read by Many. Read the Words and Listen to the Elders and Hopefully, You can find the Peace and Purpose in Your Life

Always Remember-Mitakuye O'yasin, WE ARE ALL RELATED

Dale Eagle's Wing Freeman 1997

Hunt when you must, Rest in between. Share your Affection, Voice your Feelings, Wolf Credo Respect the Elders, Teach the Young, Cooperate with the Pack. Play when you can, and Leave your Mark---Anonymous


Beauty and ugliness are everywhere - even in some of the same things. To some a wide open prairie is empty and colorless - but to others it is uncluttered simplicity - the way life itself ought to look. Physical appeal is high on some lists, but nu tso se dv na, which is cherokee comfort, lasts longer. Whatever is in our hearts is in our sight. To love something or someone makes us see the beauty of it - not the wrong. It is to our advantage to be gentle in our observations - to see and cultivate the best in who we are and in those around us. We love quiet; we suffer the mouse to play; when the woods are rustled by the wind, we fear not....... Indian Chief 1796


" You might as well expect the rivers to run backward

as that any man who was born free

should be contented penned up and denied liberty...

Let me be a free man- free to travel, free to stop,

free to work, free to trade, where I choose...

Free to think and act and talk for myself."

Chief Joseph, Nez Perce


Each People or Nation, was given Original Instructions for the

Path they’re supposed to follow in this life. "Unless they find

that Path and follow it, their life’ll be empty, meaningless,"

Mathew King, Chief Noble Red Man, Lakota (Sioux)

You have noticed that everything an 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

"Whole Indian Nations have melted away like snowballs in the sun before the white man's advance. They leave scarcely a name of our people except those wrongly recorded by their destroyers. Where are the Delewares? They have been reduced to a mere shadow of their former greatness. We had hoped that the white men would not be willing to travel beyond the mountains. Now that hope is gone. They have passed the mountains, and have settled upon Tsalagi (Cherokee) land. They wish to have that usurpation sanctioned by treaty. When that is gained, the same encroaching spirit will lead them upon other land of the Tsalagi (Cherokees). New cessions will be asked. Finally the whole country, which the Tsalagi (Cherokees) and their fathers have so long occupied, will be demanded, and the remnant of the Ani Yvwiya, The Real People, once so great and formidable, will be compelled to seek refuge in some distant wilderness. There they will be permitted to stay only a short while, until they again behold the advancing banners of the same greedy host. Not being able to point out any further retreat for the miserable Tsalagi (Cherokees), the extinction of the whole race will be proclaimed. Should we not therefore run all risks, and incur all consequences, rather than to submit to further loss of our country? Such treaties may be alright for men who are too old to hunt or fight. As for me, I have my young warriors about me. We will hold our land." Chief Dragging Canoe, Chickamauga Tsalagi


I have been to the end of the earth.
I have been to the end of the waters.
I have been to the end of the sky.
I have been to the end of the mountains.
I have found none that are not my friends.
---Navajo proverb



Walk away for a minute. Stop listening to the hard luck stories, because as concerned as you are, it is no good if you sink out of sight. Rest. Let it all go, because mind, body, and spirit all need a quiet place. If the spirit is in the right place, the body can rest more deeply. Taking care is a personal responsibility. No one else is going to do it for you - because no one can. If there is anything good to think about, if there is anything to dwell on that is joyful, then think on these things. Give it time and see it work. We meet as brothers that have been away from each other many years.

Tin-Tin-Meet-Sa Umatilla Chief




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