Native Quotes And Brilliance

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 "I have never run from an enemy, but I walked fast up a branch once."  ~Chief Oconostota, Cherokee

 

Oconostota's grave at the Chota memorial, in Monroe County, Tennessee.

To read of his life go to:

http://chickamaugacherokee.org/ChiefOconostota/

and here:
http://www.tennesseehistory.com/class/Oconostota.htm

Sassafras's note:  I love this quote as it very much reminds me of my Cherokee grandpa's dry wit which was always delivered in such a straight-faced manner.

 

 

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