RAFT-Historian

By Gordon Neville

Chief Joseph's Quote

"You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up"

What I Think It Might Mean

That there is no reason to be born free but contained penned.
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Quote from Unknown Origin

"Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart"

What I Think It Might Mean

I think it means to follow things you love, not things that your ok with.
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Quote from Unknown Origin

"Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes"

What I Think It Might Mean

I think it means to be able to work with someone even though you are fine on your own.
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Quote from Unknown Origin

"ONLY WHEN THE LAST TREE HAS DIED & THE LAST RIVER HAS BEEN POISONED & THE LAST FISH HAS BEEN CAUGHT WILL WE REALIZE THAT WE CAN NOT EAT MONEY"

What I Think It Might Mean

I think it means that only when all our food if gone will we not be able to eat.
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Duwamish Chief's Quote

"What is man without beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected."

What I Think It Might Mean

I think it means that all thing are connected one way or the other man to man or man to beast. If something happens to beast it happens to man and the other way around too.
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Quote from Unknown Origin

"No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves."

What I Think It Might Mean

I think it means that no human being should be foolish enough to fight one of it's own.