6 Native American Quotes


1st quote

Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. I think this means that everyone should be doing something in the world because everyone was made to.

2nd Quote

"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." This means life is about everything no matter how little.

3rd quote- I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. Through thick and thin all this person had to rely on during hard times was himself.

4th quote- All birds, even those of the same species, are not alike, and it is the same with animals and with human beings. The reason WakanTanka does not make two birds, or animals, or human beings exactly alike is because each is placed here by WakanTanka to be an independent individuality and to rely upon itself. I think this means that every person is unique in their own way and no individual person is different. No one is you but you.

5th and 6th quote

"The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors." I think this means that all of their ancestors have died fighting to protect their land.

"Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives." Their grandfathers have died saving and regaining their land.