“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. We had no locks, therefore there were no thieves. When someone was so poor he couldn’t afford a horse, tent or blanket, he would receive it all as a gift. We were in bad shape before white men arrived. I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for civilized society” - John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota, 1903-197...

"The love of possessions is a disease with them. They take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own and fence their neighbours away. If America had been twice the size it is, there still would not have been enough; the Indian would still have been dispossessed." - Sitting Bull (Hunkpapa Lakota First Nation)

Why didn't I see this map in grade school?

There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant & immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous & unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember & seek the truth.~Floyd 'Red Crow' Weste...

A one-of-a-kind photograph of authentic Indian Tepees. It was created in 1908. The photograph illustrates an original Crow Indian Camp. The picture shows many Tepees, tents, wagons, and horses. Men can be seen on the distant shore of the river.

Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.

Black Coyote was a Lakota Sioux who refused to give up his weapon at the battle of Wounded Knee.

“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.” Chief Red Cloud,  Oglala Lakota  (1822 – December 10, 1909)

When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow. Native American prophecy ~I would say this prophecy began to become reality...

Three Horses, Native American, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Three Horses, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing headdress.

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison.Because of this, we had no delinquents.Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.

Red Cloud(Makhpiya-luta)...I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed. (Library of Congress) 1915. Indians, American. Red Fox James at White House. With the State, War and Navy building as backdrop. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Oh who ever could this be???(Bad karma, America)

John Smith, Oldest living Indian age 131

The Native American Ancestry. L-R: Chief Joseph (1840-1904 / Nez Perce) - Chief Sitting Bull (1831-1890 / Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux) - Chief Geronimo (1829-1909 / Chiricahua Apache) - Chief Red Cloud (1822-1909 / Oglala Lakota Sioux).

INDIANS ¥ (1900) Iron White Man, Sioux

The Loving family. Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.

Richard Winters, the real commander of Band of Brothers and an incredibly inspiring leader. I remember reading that wonderful book and thinking that if, God forbid, my son ever had to go to war, I'd hope he'd be led by someone like Winters. What higher praise could there be for a brave, wise and self-effacing man.

Three Horses, Native American, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Three Horses, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing headdress.

“One day my grandson said to me, Grandpa were you a hero in the war? And I said to him no I'm not a hero, but I have served in a company full of them.” -Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters (1918-2011) Commander of Easy Company in BAND OF BROTHERS