I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. He put in your heart certain wishes and plans, in my heart he put other and different desires. Each man is good in his sight. It is not necessary for Eagles to be Crows. We are poor... but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die...we die defending our rights. - Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Sioux (Tatanka Iyotake)
Sitting Bull - Lakota Chief and Holy Man
"Warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity." --Sitting Bull
Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space* and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun. ~Lakota Prayer *According to the Native People, the Sacred Space is the space between exhalation and inhalation. To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven (spirituality) and Earth (physicality) in Harmony
Shadow of the Wolf & Native Wisdom & Poems of the Heart
✣...Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the World where there is nothing but the Spirits of All things. That is the Real World that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one... ✣ Black Elk arTist; Ionut Caras
Chief Arvol Looking Horse Wisdom
Geronimo was born in 1829 in what is today western New Mexico, but was then still Mexican territory. Geronimo died on Feb. 17, 1909, a prisoner of war, unable to return to his homeland.
Geronimo (1829-1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English. Nativ American, American History, Native Americans, American Indian, Charcoal Drawings, Famous Chiricahua, Chiricahua Apach, American Heritage, Apach Chief
"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say." - Geronimo, Chiricahua Apache Chief.
Native America's Timeline, the last one about living anywhere they would like is alittle misleading since most stay on the reservations or nations for health care, family, lack of money to go anywhere else, many different reasons that the families are still in the same place as their ancestors. Famili
Native America's Timeline