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Chief Joseph Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jun 2020
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From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Native Americans quotes
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace. There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
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You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Words do not pay for my dead people.
When my young men began the killing, my heart was hurt.
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the lead.
We ask to be recognized as men.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
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.
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
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.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake.
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