Native American Sayings & Proverbs

by Alejandro De la Torre y Estrada

Native Americans had so many sayings that are really interesting here are 6 of the sayings I found most interesting.

number 1.-We always return to our first loves. - Tribe Unknown

this Native American proverb is saying that no mater what happens we can always talk to the first people you loved your family.

number 2.-It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. - Apache

this saying means that normally people that say they are going to do something don't do it so this saying is telling people that it is better to do things than it is to say you will do something but then not do it .

number 3.-Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river. - Tuscarora

this means do what you want to do and put your heart and soul into doing it.

number 4.-Our first teacher is our own heart. - Cheyenne

this means you will know what is right if you follow your heart.

number 5.-If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove. - Cheyenne

this means there are other ways of resolving a conflict than with violence.

number 6.-Each person is his own judge. - Shawnee

this means don't let other people say bad things about you. you know who you are.