Alexis Alejandro P.2

6 Native American Proverbs

"Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind from sorrowful thoughts"=Hopi

I believe that this proverbs means that when you cry, you are letting go of that thought that ruins you mentally, when you cry you make yourself feel rejoiced. So don't be scared to cry.

"Day and night cannot dwell together" Duwamish

I believe that this quote means that you cannot be sad around happy people. Either the sadness spreads or the joy spreads, you cannot be both.

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

I believe that this means to not say mean things to people. Instead join sides.

"They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind". -


I believe that this proverb means that even if someone dies they are still with us. We aren't able to see them because they are in hearts.

"All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen then we can hear them"-Arapaho

I believe that this means that we should stop hurting the environment. The environment takes care of us so we should take care of it back rather than taking it for granted.

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. - Dakota"

I believe that this quote means that we should stop hurting eahother and judging eachother and making animals extinct. Rather than all of that we should preserve wildlife and stop causing wars. Because it puts a bad reputation on us from the future.