Native American Proverbs

By Melissa Uchegbu

1st Proverb

When blood in your veins return to the sea

and the earth in your bones return to the ground

perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you

It is you who belong to the land.

Basically what this proverb is trying to tell you that when you die your memory will practically nonexistent. They're is about 7 billion people in the world, so don't think you're a special snowflake.

2nd Proverb

We do not want riches

We want land and peace

It's trying to tell you they value

peace and preserving our land over


3rd Proverb

Do not pray when it's raining

when you do not pray when

the sun is shining

It's telling us do not value people when you're in need

than when you're not

4th Proverb

Regard Heaven as your Father,

Earth as you mother, and

all things as brother and sister

Treat things like you would treat your family

5th proverb

What ever we do to the web,

we do to ourselves

I'm guessing the web is nature and when ever we harm it we are really harming ourselves