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All the tribes tell the same story.
by George Crook

All the tribes tell the same story.
They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away;
they are left to starve,
and there remains but one thing for them to do -
fight while they can.
- George Crook

First, take the government of the Indians out of politics;
second,
let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites;
third,
give the Indian the ballot.
- George Crook

It has been my aim throughout present operations to
afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests,
and troops have been stationed accordingly.
- George Crook

The Indian is a human being.
- George Crook

 

I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows.
- George Crook

But we must not try to drive the Indians too fast in effecting these changes.
- George Crook

When once an Indian sees that his food is secure,
he does not care what the chief or any one else says.
- George Crook

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During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon,
but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had
gotten to the supposed location of the village.
- George Crook

The great mistake these people make is that they go
to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians
before securing their physical.
- George Crook

When I jerked it out the head remained in my leg,
where it remains still.
There were a couple of inches of blood on the shaft
of the arrow when I pulled it out.
- George Crook

The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch
enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family,
and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch.
What are they to do?
- George Crook

It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive
manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race,
and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.
- George Crook

If you will investigate all the Indian troubles,
you will find that there is something wrong of this
nature at the bottom of all of them,
something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy
and broken faith on the part of the general government.
- George Crook

Give these Indians little farms, survey them,
let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses,
cows, sheep, things that they can call their own,
and it will do away with tribal Indians.
- George Crook

It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter,
and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest
work of my life in this department,
I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command.
- George Crook

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form,
but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws,
the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our
country and of shame to true patriots,
will soon be a thing of the past.
- George Crook

The white men in the East are like birds.
They are hatching out their eggs every year,
and there is not room enough in the East,
and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West,
as you have seen them coming for the last few years.
- George Crook

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated.
We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
- Jasmine Guy

Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless,
of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.
- William Bartram

Among the southern tribes, on the contrary,
hats were sometimes worn in the dance,
although this was not considered in strict accordance with the doctrine.
- James Mooney

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him.
Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death,
because he feared they would rebel.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds,
even the granivorous tribes.
- William Bartram

This is really high on the priority list of tribal concerns.
This is a cash cow in many circumstances,
and tribes are concerned about protection of tribal assets.
- Jack Abramoff

What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years.
It's about leading and connecting people and ideas.
And it's something that people have wanted forever.
- Seth Godin

Many South African tribes used extracts from the African
bush willow to heal the sick.
- Bob Pettit

If the views I have expressed be right,
we can think of our civilization evolving with the
growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law.
- John Boyd Orr

Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes,
where every activity is direct and immediately understandable,
are able to live among them.
- Ella Maillart

All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes,
that slumber in its bosom.
- William C. Bryant

The U.S.
Supreme Court has established that the tribes own their water.
What I'd like to focus on is doing something with the
water that results in economic development.
- Dave Freudenthal

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying.
Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes
without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
- John Keegan

Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where
would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard,
bristling Indian tribes?
- Edward Hoagland

People's attitudes about sex aren't healthy anywhere,
except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked.
- Asia Argento

All the other chiefs and tribes have accepted the Great Law of Peace.
They now live in peace with one another.
- Hiawatha

Too often, Indian tribes are at the mercy of the shifting
political winds of State government.
- Jim Costa

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy...
in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction,
which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.
- David Brin

From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country
bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of
lands on conditions very favorable to the United States,
and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves.
- James Monroe

I always have one or two, sometimes more,
Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot.
In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of
Navajo attitude toward the dead,
respect for burial sites.
- Tony Hillerman

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all
their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes,
and have in every other instance insisted upon a like
performance of their obligations.
- Martin Van Buren

The condition of the tribes which occupy the country
set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous,
and encourages the hope of their early civilization.
They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state
and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
- Martin Van Buren

The province was surrounded by powerful tribes of Indians
who watched the white settlers with an eager hostility,
and seized every occasion to molest them by secret inroad,
and often by open assault.
- John P. Kennedy

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri,
and of whom I spoke in my last Letter,
are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped,
and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
- George Catlin

Looking at the purpose of our government toward the Indians,
we find that after subjugating them it has been our
policy to collect the different tribes on reservations
and support them at the expense of our people.
- Nelson A. Miles

And it turns out that tribes, not money,
not factories, that can change our world,
that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people.
Not because you force them to do something against their will.
But because they wanted to connect.
- Seth Godin

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin


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