World Council of Elders. Native American Wisdom. Navajo Prayer "Beauty is before me, And beauty is behind me.
Above and below me hovers the beautiful. I am surrounded by it. I am immersed in it. In my youth I am aware of it, And in old age I shall walk quietly The beautiful trail. " Chief Seattle "When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them. " Chief Plenty Coups, Crow "The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. Crazy Horse, Sept. 23, 1875 "One does not sell the land people walk on. " John Wooden Legs, Cheyenne "Our land is everything to us... Black Hawk, Sauk "How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right. " Mourning Dove Salish (1888-1936) "Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.
Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin "The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. Wovoka, Paiute "You ask me to plow the ground. IONS Archives. Native American Proverbs and Wisdom. Don't be afraid to cry.
It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. - Hopi Day and night cannot dwell together. - Duwamish It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. - Apache They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. - Tuscarora All plants are our brothers and sisters. Tell me and I'll forget. Before eating, always take time to thank the food. - Arapaho When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. - Arapaho If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. - Arapaho Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves. - Assiniboine Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot In age, talk; in childhood, tears. - Hopi We always return to our first loves. - Tribe Unknown What is life?
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river. - Tuscarora Continued Next Page. Native American Wisdom, Sayings, Quotes, Philosophy. A collection of sayings, quotes and words of wisdom reflecting the beliefs and philosophy of the Native Americans.
Also offered are a selection of Native American books and Native American music which can be purchased through Amazon. This section also provides articles and links that provide information dealing with the issues of prejudice and shameful displacement that are still faced by the Native Americans to this day. Native American Wisdom & Quotes : - Native American Wisdom Quotes - Native American Code Of Ethics - The Indian Ten Commandments - Seven Philosophies For A Native American Man - The 23rd Psalm, Native American Version - The Invitation - The Little White Lie - It's Time To Wake Up! War Or Peace - Two Wolves - A Cherokee Parable. Native American Proverbs, Quotes, and Chants. The Native Americans (also known as the Indians or the American Indians) are the original inhabitants of the Americas (North, South and Central America including the Caribbean / West Indies Islands; all of which is also called the New World or the Western Hemisphere).
Origins Some scientists and archeologists believe that the Native Americans were people who originally came to the Americas from Asia around 13,000 BC, but possibly as early as 33,000 BC. This was a time when there was much more dry land on the earth than there is today, including a land route from Asia to North America. As centuries passed, much of the earth’s land submerged under water due to severe climate changes. Other groups contend that Native Americans do not derive from Asian immigrants. Early Native American Life Very early groups of Native Americans were probably hunter-gatherers who formed small groups of about 30 people, and frequently moved. Spreading Throughout the Americas General Life Children and Adolescents.