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Native american proverbs

"Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrow feelings"-Hopi

It means don't be afraid to do something. It will free your mind. They are saying that you should not be afraid to do something.

"Day and night cannot dwell together"-Duwamish

It is saying nothing dark and nothing happy cannot happen at the same time. It is showing how a person can be happy and just happy or sad and just sad.

"All who have died are equal"-Comanche

It means that everyone is equal. When they die every one who dies is on the same level even if they are good or bad.

"One finger cannot lift a pebble"-Hopi

I think this mean that one person can't do a small task even if he tries he will need a group. It means that you can need a group of people to do even the smallest of tasks.

"All plants are our brothers and sisters.They talk to us and if we listen, we can year them"-Arapaha

I think this means that the Native Americans are one with nature. They think that the nature and humans are on the same level. They believe if you listen you can hear them.

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

I think this means that one who focuses on two many things will fail. They say that you should stay focus on whats ahead and not to focus on other things except on the task ahead.