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June 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Lenape / Delaware - Chief Buckongahelas's Speech 1781

Lenni-Lenape / Delaware Chief Buckongahelas Address to Christian Native Americans at Gnadenhutten

delivered in 1781, Gnadenhutten, OH

"Friends, listen to what I have to say to you:

You see a great and powerful nation divided. You see the father fighting against the son, the son against the father. The father has called on his Indian children to assist him in punishing his children, the… Continue

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Cherokee - "Ode To Sequoyah"

Ode To Sequoyah "The names of Watie and Boudinot -

The valiant warrior and gifted sage -

And other Cherokees may be forgot,

but thy name shall descend to every age."

-Alexander Posey, Creek - wrote "Ode to Sequoyah," around the turn of the century to honor the inventor of the Cherokee… Continue

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Shawnee - When a white man kills

“When a white man kills an Indian in a fair fight it is called honorable, but when an Indian kills a white man in a fair fight it is called murder. When a white army battles Indians and wins it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre and bigger armies are raised.

If the Indian flees before the advance of such armies, when he tries to return he finds that white men are living where he lived. If he tried to… Continue

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Navajo- What It Is To Be An Indian

Navajo Children - Siblings taken in 1915

“Native American isn’t blood. It is what is in the heart. The love for the land, the respect for it, those who inhabit it, and the respect and acknowledgement of the spirits and elders. That is what it is to be Indian.” -White Feather, Navajo Medicine… Continue

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Pawnee - Sharitarish

Photo: Sharitarish, Pawnee

"My Great Father: I have travelled a great distance to see you - I am going to speak the truth. The Great Spirit made us all - he made my skin red, and yours white; he placed us on this earth, and intended that we should live differently from each other. He made the whites to cultivate the earth, and feed on domestic animals; but he made us, red skins, to rove through the uncultivated woods and plains, to… Continue

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Einstein a Native?

While I don't believe Einstein had any native heritage, he did have his wisdom!

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest.. a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest… Continue

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Natives - Oratory, Quotes, Insights or Achievements

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Added by Sassafras on June 30, 2009 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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