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The Indian race are waiting and praying. ...
by Chief Joseph

The Indian race are waiting and praying.
- Chief Joseph

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as
any man born free to be contented penned up.
- Chief Joseph

 

Hear me, my chiefs!
I am tired.
My heart is sick and sad.
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
- Chief Joseph

I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
- Chief Joseph

I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.
- Chief Joseph

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We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path.
My friend and brother, Mr. Chapman, told us just how the war would end.
- Chief Joseph

I want the white people to understand my people.
- Chief Joseph

I did not want my people killed.
I did not want bloodshed.
- Chief Joseph

I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
- Chief Joseph

I will speak with a straight tongue.
- Chief Joseph

We damaged all the big guns we could,
and carried away the powder and the lead.
- Chief Joseph

When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
- Chief Joseph

It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk,
but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.
- Chief Joseph

Words do not pay for my dead people.
- Chief Joseph

Our people could not talk with these white-faced men,
but they used signs which all people understand.
- Chief Joseph

War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided.
I want no war.
- Chief Joseph

If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.
- Chief Joseph

A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker,
took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.
- Chief Joseph

Treat all men alike.
Give them the same law.
Give them an even chance to live and grow.
- Chief Joseph

A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
- Chief Joseph

The white men told lies for each other.
They drove off a great many of our cattle.
Some branded our young cattle so they could claim them.
- Chief Joseph

We gave up some of our country to the white men,
thinking that then we could have peace.
We were mistaken.
The white man would not let us alone.
- Chief Joseph

From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
- Chief Joseph

I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women
will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above,
and that all people may be one people.
- Chief Joseph

An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
- Chief Joseph

Lawyer acted without authority from our band.
He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
- Chief Joseph

Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal.
This is a great mistake.
- Chief Joseph

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good
words and the broken promises.
- Chief Joseph

I would give up everything rather than have the blood
of white men upon the hands of my people.
- Chief Joseph

My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.
- Chief Joseph

All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief.
They are all brothers.
- Chief Joseph

We gathered all the stock we could find,
and made an attempt to move.
We left many of our horses and cattle in Wallowa.
We lost several hundred in crossing the river.
- Chief Joseph

I know that my race must change.
- Chief Joseph

I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
- Chief Joseph

We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast,
and were greedy.
- Chief Joseph

We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis
and Clark what they needed,
and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
- Chief Joseph

General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit,
that he would give my people 30 days to go back home,
collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation.
- Chief Joseph

I said in my heart that, rather than have war,
I would give up my country.
- Chief Joseph

I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that
my young men had been secretly buying ammunition.
- Chief Joseph

For a short time we lived quietly.
But this could not last.
White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.
- Chief Joseph

I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
- Chief Joseph

I would have given my own life if I could have undone
the killing of white men by my people.
- Chief Joseph

Good words will not give me back my children.
- Chief Joseph

When my young men began the killing,
my heart was hurt.
- Chief Joseph

I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.
- Chief Joseph

I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
- Chief Joseph

We did not know there were other people besides the
Indian until about one hundred winters ago,
when some men with white faces came to our country.
- Chief Joseph

It does not require many words to speak the truth.
- Chief Joseph

My people were divided about surrendering.
- Chief Joseph

We ask to be recognized as men.
- Chief Joseph

Let me be a free man - free to travel,
free to stop, free to work.
- Chief Joseph

The earth is the mother of all people,
and all people should have equal rights upon it.
- Chief Joseph

I saw that the war could not be prevented.
The time had passed.
- Chief Joseph

The first white men of your people who came to our
country were named Lewis and Clark.
They brought many things that our people had never seen.
They talked straight.
These men were very kind.
- Chief Joseph

Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory
said there were a great many white people in our country,
and many more would come; that he wanted the land marked
out so that the Indians and the white man could be separated.
- Chief Joseph

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different
from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
- Roland Joffe

I do love Italian food.
Any kind of pasta or pizza.
My new pig out food is Indian food.
I eat Indian food like three times a week.
It's so good.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent,
which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth,
reality.
- Anish Kapoor

Gandhi has asked that the British Government should
walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle
differences among themselves,
even if it means chaos and confusion.
- Stafford Cripps

I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards.
I always dreamed of the world.
- Mira Nair

I have an interest in spirituality, and it opens up
so many different areas of Indian life.
- Francois Gautier

Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore,
where I organized my combination, and which was the
largest troupe I had yet had on the road.
- Buffalo Bill

In them days, it was just still not illegal to kill an Indian.
If you killed an Indian, you'd be very unfortunate if you got probation -
most of them were released immediately.
- Leonard Peltier

The Indian was a religious man from his mother's womb.
- Charles Eastman

I've been writing Indian music for a while.
Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.
Ask any Indian.
- Robert Orben


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