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Patrick Gordon Quotes and Sayings

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The Indians gave up the land of their own free will,
and for it received brass kettles, blankets,
guns, shirts, flints, tobacco, rum and many trinkets
in which their simple hearts delighted.
- Patrick Gordon

God be praised for his gracious long suffering towards
me in sparing my life so long.
Grant, gracious God, that I may make a good use of
the time that thou mayest be pleased yet to grant me for repentance.
- Patrick Gordon

Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs.
I grew up with an admiration for their culture and
was sensitive to their problems.
- Kirstie Alley

Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions:
the day was clear and pleasant,
but last night was very cold and there was a white frost.
- Meriwether Lewis

 

We continued to move forward without loss of time,
hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the
Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
- William Henry Ashley

Major North has had for years complete power over these
Indians and can do more with them than any man living.
- Buffalo Bill

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

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The fey in this country keep to themselves,
and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians,
but with even more autonomy.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate
of the Indians and their rights,
I shall stand very much alone.
- Sam Houston

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I'm not a great science fiction fan myself.
I probably feel that way about Westerns.
Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians,
they can act out Will and the Robot.
- Mark Goddard

Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade,
or war and subjugation.
- Nelson A. Miles

The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek,
which made very good flour.
The population consisted of civilized Indians,
but much mixed blood.
- Zebulon Pike

Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.
The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.'
- Pauline Kael

We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
- B. R. Ambedkar

It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as
the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.
- Frank Robinson

The day cold and fair with a high easterly wind:
we were visited by two Indians who gave us an account
of the country and people near the Rocky mountains where they had been.
- Meriwether Lewis

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party
that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing
cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit.
- John Hurt

If you should see any Indians you will oblige me by
repeating this prohibition to them.
- Benjamin Hawkins

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

Indians were frequently off their reservations.
- Buffalo Bill

The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated
because they had been made United States soldiers.
- Buffalo Bill

Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history.
- Fred Willard

Indians are numerous in the tropical regions;
not so elsewhere.
- Ezra Stiles

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

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians
in their personal appearance:
and have been always reputed,
since the first acquaintance made with them,
very civil and friendly.
- George Catlin

Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes,
otherwise quite naked.
- Zebulon Pike

In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river,
as we ascended the brow of a small hill,
a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us,
and made us prisoners.
- Daniel Boone

We had high and boisterous winds last night and this morning:
the Indians continue to purchase repairs with grain of different kinds.
- Meriwether Lewis

It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise
you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of
Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians:
the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
- e. e. cummings

Most Indians go into education.
Their parents just push them into education like parents
in Australia push them into sports.
- Mahesh Bhupathi

There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they
were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see,
and there were no settlers.
Only Indians lived there.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prior to being mugged I did not feel I had to carry a gun.
However, I knew how to shoot a gun very proficiently.
As a boy, I used to play cowboys and Indians all the time.
- Bernhard Goetz

I value the blood of one Christian more than that of a hundred Indians.
- Peter Stuyvesant

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians.
It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
- Stephen Ambrose

I'm now the hitting the instructor with the Cleveland Indians.
- Eddie Murray

The ball whizzes past like a bumblebee and the Indians are in the sea.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

In addition to the dread of Indians,
Texas held out no inducements for Mexican emigrants.
- William H. Wharton

Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully.
I still think it was a very good movie.
It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated
Indians in his past pictures.
- Richard Widmark

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief,
rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians
returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors,
women, and children.
- John Gibbon

I'm proud of being part Cherokee, and I think it's
time all us Indians felt the same way.
- Loretta Lynn

Indians love to reduce the prosaic to the mystic.
- Jan Morris

You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention
and sometimes somebody will throw a rock at you.
That's the territory.
You buy the land, you get the Indians.
- David Lee Roth

In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost,
I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians -
better than any organized religion in this country.
- James Welch

In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen,
in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.
- Kit Carson

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was,
promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
- Stephen Ambrose

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was
estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.
- Buffalo Bill

There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
- George Armstrong Custer

I'd love to work more with the American Indians,
my people.
- Loretta Lynn

The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams,
the way the whites are taking care of the Indians:
killing their dreams,
their magic, their familiar spirits.
- William S. Burroughs

The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged,
but reported the misdeeds of the Indians.
- Geronimo

Many of the French follow a Trade with the Indians,
living very conveniently for that Interest.
- John Lawson

We sought out and visited all the Indians hereabouts that we could meet with,
in number about twenty.
They were chiefly in one place, about a mile from where we lodged.
- John Woolman

People's identities as Indians, as Asians,
or as members of the human race, seemed to give way -
quite suddenly -
to sectarian identification with Hindu,
Muslim, or Sikh communities.
- Amartya Sen

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

"Indian policy" has now been brought down upon the American people,
and the American people are the new Indians of the 21st Century.
- Russell Means

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called
America before the white man came,
an Indian said simply, "Ours."
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

I used to object to being called an Indian writer,
and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian,
and who happened to write about Indians.
- James Welch

If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have
against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly
understand the impulses that govern both races.
- Nelson A. Miles

On the fourth day of July following,
a party of about two hundred Indians attacked Boonsborough,
killed one man, and wounded two.
- Daniel Boone

We have seen Indians in immense numbers,
and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive
to make a good subsistence on various seeds,
and by fishing.
- Junipero Serra

I mean, a Mexican boy couldn't be anything else but an Indian.
And why did you take the name of Quinn,
they used to say to me.
Hey, you're an Indian, so I played Indians.
- Anthony Quinn

On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us,
we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped,
and literally cut into pieces.
- Buffalo Bill

Some Indians will come up and say that a story reminded
them of something very specific to their experience.
Which may or may not be the case for non-Indians.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

The Indians are finding the gaps like a pin in a haystack.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

A few scattered accounts, collected and combined together,
may lead us to two certain conclusions:
1.
That all the American Indians are one kind of people;
2.
That they are the same as the people in the northeast of Asia.
- Ezra Stiles

The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the
only exception to the successful efforts of the Government
to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

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 townspeople outside the reservations had a very
superior attitude toward Indians,
which was kind of funny, because they weren't very wealthy;
they were on the fringes of society themselves.
- James Welch

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


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