Native Quotes And Brilliance

Natives - Oratory, Quotes, Insights, or Achievements

March 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Native - Sacred Balance

“If you are a sacred being it does not matter where you live or what you do. All that matters is how you live, because sacredness is part of balance.



If you live in a big city and maintain your balance and the purity of your spirit, you can live anywhere. It is not very difficult to live in a protected monastery as a monk and remain spiritually balanced.



It is very difficult to have one foot in the physical manifestation…

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Added by Sassafras on March 31, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Native - Grew As Naturally as the Wild Sunflowers...





The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesa. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sun-flowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged....Standing Bear Oglala Sioux,… Continue

Added by Sassafras on March 30, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Lakota Ghost Dance Song



"The whole world is coming,

A nation is coming, a nation is coming

The Eagle has brought the message to the tribe,

The father says so, the father says so.

Over the whole earth they are coming,

The Buffalo are coming, the Buffalo are coming,

The Crow has brought the message to the tribe,

The father says so, the father says…

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Added by Charlotte..aka..Booyah on March 25, 2010 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

Cree -Whatever Happened to the Manito Stone??Has it been returned?

What is the Manito Stone and what ever happened to it? Has it been returned to those who held it sacred?



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Some time during the year 1869 Methodist missionary George McDougall removed a 386 pound Manito Stone (meteorite) from Iron Creek, Alberta and took it to the mission near Fort

Edmonton. The Cree and Blackfoot (Siksika) people… Continue

Added by Sassafras on March 19, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Seneca - Letter to Handsome Lake (Sganyadai:yo) from Thomas Jefferson

Letter from Thomas Jefferson To Brother Handsome Lake



Washington, November 3, 1802







TO BROTHER HANDSOME LAKE: --



I have received the message in writing which you sent me through Captain Irvine, our confidential agent, placed near you for the purpose of communicating and transacting between us, whatever may be useful for both nations.



I am happy to learn you have been so far favored by the Divine spirit as to be made sensible of those things… Continue

Added by Sassafras on March 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ohio - Seneca - Deep Lake





Deep Lake, an Old Chief

1831

George Catlin

oil on canvas

21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 41.9 cm)…
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Added by Sassafras on March 15, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Conoy / Piscataway - Tribal description...

Caption: Meeting the Piscataway depicts the first settlers to explore the interior of Loudoun County in 1699. Painting by William Woodward.





CONOY (PISCATAWAY)



"The Conoy or Piscataway Indians were closely related to the Delaware and Nanticoke tribes. They originally inhabited the Piscataway Creek in Southern Maryland but were forced to move to the Potomac region because of constant attacks by the Susquehannocks. In 1701, they… Continue

Added by Sassafras on March 14, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Native - Six Nations

Photo: Chiefs of the Six Nations

Joseph Snow (Chan-ly-e-ya) "Drifted Snow" Onondaga Chief George H. M. Johnson (Je-yung-heh-kwang) "Double Life" Mohawk…

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Added by Sassafras on March 13, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Wyandotte - Meet Grandmother Toad





"Traditional stories of the Wyandotte have been told from generation to generation for possibly thousands of years. In our creation story, a young woman named Aataentsic fell from the sky. To save her, the animals had to prepare a home for her. They needed dirt with which to grow an island on the turtle’s back.…



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Added by Sassafras on March 12, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

native - original inhabitants

"The original inhabitants of the Americas were the first to face the perils of "illegal immigration." EVERYONE not of pre-1492 decent in the US is an ancestor of an illegal immigrant, invaded then populated by people who were not "legally welcome." ~DocEcho

Added by Sassafras on March 11, 2010 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Fox - Chief Nesouaquoit

Nesouaquoit, a Fox Chief





Artist: Charles Bird King (1785-1862). Nesouaquoit, a Fox Chief. Hand-colored lithograph, Plate 36. McKenney, Thomas L. & Hall, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838-1844.



Bear in the Forks of a Tree (Ne-sou-a-quoit) (Fox (Meshkwakihug)), was painted by King in 1837. He was described by James Hall as a man of courtesy and…

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Chief Ten Bears - Yamparika Paraiboo

Medicine Lodge Creek.
October 19, 1867




My heart is filled with joy when I see you here, as the brooks fill with water when the snows melt in the spring, and I feel glad as the ponies do when the fresh grass starts in the beginning of the year.



I heard of your coming when I was many sleeps…
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Added by Charlotte..aka..Booyah on March 10, 2010 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Mohawk - Mary Brant, or Konwatsi'tsiaiénni

Mohawk - Mary Brant, or Konwatsi'tsiaiénni, meaning "someone lends her a flower," Mohawk, (b c1736; d at Kingston 16 Apr 1796). Mary, or Molly Brant as she was generally known, was one of the most important women in North American native history. From her influential position as head of a society of Six Nations matrons, she enjoyed a much greater status than her more colourful younger brother, Joseph BRANT. She was consulted by the natives on all…

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Added by Sassafras on March 10, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Cherokee - Dragging Canoe Quote

photo credit: Dragging Canoe drawing by Mike Smith

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"Whole Indian nations have melted away like snowballs in the sun before the white man's advance. They leave scarcely a name of our people except those wrongly recorded by their destroyers. Where are the Delawares? They have been reduced to a mere shadow of their former greatness.

We had hoped that the white men would…

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Added by Sassafras on March 9, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Creek Apalachee - Battle of the Blankets

http://uwf.edu/jworth/WorthWCHS2004.pdf

Click above link to read more about the "Battle of the Blankets".

Added by Sassafras on March 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Crow - Delegation 1880

To keep the names associated with the photograph: Studio portrait of Crow delegation. Front row, left to right: King Crow; Medicine Crow; Long Elk; Chief Yshidiapas or Aleck-Shea-Ahoos, called Plenty Coups (Many Valorous Achievements in Battle with the Coup Stick) ; Pretty Eagle. Back row, left to right: A. M. Quivey (interpreter); Two Belly; Augustus R. Keller (agent); Thomas Stewart (interpreter). 1880. Photograph is attributed to Charles Milton…

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Added by Sassafras on March 7, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sioux Dakota Brule - Charges Twice

CHARGES TWICE, Dakota Brule Indian-Charges Twice was a Dakota Rosebud man who attended the U.S. Indian School in…

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Added by Sassafras on March 6, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Navajo - Churro Sheep and the Long Walk...



"Because the Navajos resisted the settlers who were encroaching on Dine’ homelands, the U.S. government ordered military actions led by Kit Carson and John Carlton with instructions to destroy Navajo orchards and flocks. There was much bloodshed and in 1865 approximately 9,000 Navajos were forced on the Long Walk of 300 miles to an interment camp at Bosque Redondo, New Mexico. Terrible conditions here caused the death of many… Continue

Added by Sassafras on March 6, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tribes -Their Name Is On Your Waters, Ye May Not Wash It Out

Photo Credit: Cherokee woman with mortar and pestle, basket.

While a bit long, the excerpt below is from an older book with dated words, it gives a glimpse into the life of early tribes...to read more? Find the book out on the web in the Gutenberg format.

from The North-Americans of Yesterday, A Comparative Study of North- American Indian Life…

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Added by Sassafras on March 5, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Choctaw - Music - Charlie Wayne Watson



Might I recommend for your listening pleasure the album 'Choctaw Outlaw' by Charlie Wayne Watson? Oh really, just anything by him is great and good medicine for your spirit:…

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Added by Sassafras on March 4, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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