Native Quotes And Brilliance

Natives - Oratory, Quotes, Insights, or Achievements

September 2009 Blog Posts (33)

Star Thoughts

Star Thoughts

Look into nights sky

See a beauty beyond your ability to create



Can you count the stars?

Or the planets?

Not even a chance

And yet you might try

What creates this beauty you see?

The light amidst darkness?

Sparkles in a black sky?

Or just the wonder of wonder?

You say this is beautiful

And will make love under the stars

Embracing each other

Under the cover… Continue

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 29, 2009 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment


This night...if the Cloud People do not cover your view...take a moment and step outside. Look into the vast universe and see true beauty..a beauty based on difference...for no two stars or planets are the same...and so it is that beauty resides within humans if we only see that difference creates is so...3 Hawks

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 29, 2009 at 9:14pm — No Comments


did you get your package yet??

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 29, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

All Nations Circle of Big Bear Valley's Linda Peroutka’s passion - Local woman’s drive aids Lakotas

All Nation’s Circle’s is at it again. Linda Peroutka, a retired postal worker who holds her American Indian heritage close to her heart as president of the American Indian group in Big Bear Valley devotes much of her time to activism.

Peroutka is loading a 22-foot pod donated by Big Bear Disposal in preparation for her second drive to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Last year, Peroutka, the Sunset Lions, Rotary Club and the community at-large… Continue

Added by Charlotte..aka..Booyah on September 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Sioux - The Longest Road

"The elders say, 'The longest road you're going to have to walk is from here to here. From your head to your heart.' But they also say you can't speak to the people as a leader unless you've made the return journey. From the heart back to the head." ~Phil Lane, Jr., Yankton Sioux

Added by Sassafras on September 27, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Otoe - Delegation to Washington 1881

Otoe Delegation - 1881
Standing L-R: Crawfish Maker, James Arkeketah
Sitting L-R: Standing Eating, Baptiste Deroin, Standing Deer - 1881

Added by Sassafras on September 26, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Animals - Bears Quintuplets

Black bears typically have two cubs; rarely, one or three. In 2007, in northern New Hampshire, a black bear Sow gave birth to five healthy young. There were two or three reports of sows with as many as four cubs, but five was, and is, very extraordinary. I learned of them shortly after they emerged from their den and set myself a goal of photographing all five cubs with their mom - no matter how much time and effort was involved. I knew the trail they followed on a fairly regular basis, usually… Continue

Added by Sassafras on September 25, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Lakota / Cree - Wounded Knee-List of Those Killed-May Creator Allow You To Rest In Peace

Photo Caption: Lakota, "Medicine Man", after the Battle of Wounded Knee*".

List of those killed at Wounded Knee Creek, 29 December 1890, from "The Wounded Knee Interviews of Eli S. Ricker"; p. 176-178). Rest in Peace My Relations. 1. Chief Big Foot

2. Mrs. Big Foot

3. Horned Cloud

4. Mrs. Horned Cloud

5. William Horned Cloud, son

6. Sherman Horned Cloud, son

7. Pretty…


Added by Sassafras on September 24, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Ponca/Osage - Respect the Ground

"Be good, be kind, help each other. Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other." ~~Abe Conklin - Ponca/Osage, (1926-1995)

Added by Sassafras on September 23, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

May The Vibrations

"May the vibrations of your voice cause the morning flower to bring beauty to all that is." ~~John Three Hawks

Added by Sassafras on September 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hopi / Zuni/ San Juan Pueblo - Talking Spirits Album

Talking Spirits (Native American Music from the Hopi, Zuni & San Juan Pueblos)

I have been enjoying listening to this album, thought some of the rest of you might be interested in it.

You can listen to samples here:

Talking… Continue

Added by Sassafras on September 22, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Hopi - Lose Your Temper

"Lose your temper and you lose a friend;
lie and you lose yourself." ~Hopi saying

Added by Sassafras on September 18, 2009 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Cherokee - Writer Ralph Waldo Emerson writes on Cherokee's behalf

Letter to Martin Van Buren President of the United States



The seat you fill places you in a relation of credit and nearness to every citizen. By right and natural position, every citizen is your friend.

Before any acts contrary to his own judgment or interest have repelled the affections of any man, each may look with trust and living anticipation to your government. Each has the highest right to… Continue

Added by Sassafras on September 14, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

New Members

A Hearty Welcome to those of you who just signed on this site. Wado (thank you) for being a part of this small group who come together for a place to heal, be one with all our natural relations and enjoy what has been set up here for a forum of peaceful interaction. In a world that seems to be going insane, this site is a peaceful harbor among stormy seas where we can speak of real truths and bringing beauty to the face of our Earth Mother. Wado for being a part of this family...3 Hawks

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 12, 2009 at 1:24am — No Comments

Shawnee - Tecumseh Teachings


"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or… Continue

Added by Sassafras on September 11, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

web site

also..please visit my web site at and feel free to browse around and add any info you wish. It is not an interactive site such as this...this one is awesome for sure...but just an added site to see our natural relations for what they really If you do visit, I do ask please...that you register...this way I know if the site has much in the way of traffic. A big thank you (Equa Wado) to those of you who take a gander....3 Hawks

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 10, 2009 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

childrens books

Just so you all know, I have done two coloring books for young children based on their learning self esteem and self worth by understanding what they can learn about their own self from animals, rocks, trees, clouds and so on. One side has a picture to color, the opposing page is a life lesson from a native perspective about the lesson. It has been a big success and I have had good reviews from teachers etc. over the last couple of years. Recently, I spoke at Cal Poly University to a group of… Continue

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 10, 2009 at 7:07pm — 2 Comments

David Campbell

Most beautiful....done with honor and feeling...wado!!

Added by John 3 Hawks on September 10, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Mohawk - Prayer of Thanks


To be a human is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life.

Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us everything we need.

Thank you deep blue waters around Mother Earth, for you are the force that takes thirst away from all living things.

We give thanks to green, green grasses that feel so good against our bare feet,

for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth's… Continue

Added by Sassafras on September 10, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Kainai / Blackfoot - Chief Crowfoot

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." ~ Crowfoot's last words, 1890

"Crowfoot (c. 1830 – 25 April 1890) or Isapo-Muxika (Blackfoot Issapóómahksika, "Crow-big-foot")

was a chief of the Siksika First Nation. His parents, Istowun-eh'pata (Packs a Knife) and… Continue

Added by Sassafras on September 10, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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