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Native American Proverbs and Wisdom

Native American Proverbs and Wisdom
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 The weakness of the enemy makes our strength. - Cherokee When the white man discovered this country, Indians were running it. A good soldier is a poor scout. - Cheyenne Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. - Sioux We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. - Dakota Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins. - Cheyenne All who have died are equal. - Comanche

NATIVE AMERICAN WISDOM collected by Dee Finney Please allow time for all the graphics to load. John Adams - Siletz - (1847-1928) John Adams American Horse was a Sioux chief during the Lakota Wars of the 1860s and 1870s. American Horse (Joseph Brown Thunder ) (??? American Horse "When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725 - The white man is in the Black Hills like maggots, and I want you to get them out as quick as you can. Baptiste Good Big Bear (??? Big Bear - Cree The Story Of Chief Big Bear Wamditanka (Big Eagle) of the Santee Sioux Big Foot - Lakota-Miniconjou-Cheyenne (??? Big Foot The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. Ancient Prayer Choncape

Native American Home Pages - Nations Tribal Connections in the Pacific Northwest - connecting American Indian/Alaska Native Communities to Health Resources on the Internet. Added 10/7/99ALGONQUIAN If you are looking for information on the "Algonquian Indians", you can stop right now. "Algonquian" is not the name of a Native tribe or nation; it is a language family, like "romance" or "indo-european". There are no "Algonquian Indians"; but there are Algonquin Indians in Canada. There are dozens of North American Nations that speak Algonquian languages all across the United States and Canada, but the languages and their speakers are as different from each other as French and Spanish and Italian are.

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! Native American Books, Music & Resources: - Native American Books - Native American Music - Native American Directory Related Products: Video - Native American Genocide: Other Native American Websites: Daily Meditation Of The Elders A daily spiritual lesson...

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Coyote and the Columbia: From Native American Myths at Americanfolklore From the Sahaptin/Salishan Tribes retold by S. E. One day, Coyote was walking along. "I would like a cloud," Coyote said. So a cloud came and made some shade for Coyote. "I would like more clouds," he said. "How about some rain," said Coyote. "More rain," Coyote demanded. "I would like a creek to put my feet in," said Coyote. "It should be deeper," said Coyote. The creek became a huge, swirling river. "I'm not dead," Coyote told them, and they flew away. That is how the Columbia River began. 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. 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 Various groups of Native Americans spread from North America to other parts of the Americas. General Life Children and Adolescents Shooter

Chief SpiritShadow I am Chief Spirit Shadow of the The Three Spirit Clan of Free Cherokee. I have not always been known by that name. I was born and raised in the hills of southeast Ohio in the land of the beautiful river. My ancestors crossed that river into this part of the state of Ohio. Like many migrating Cherokee, they took on white names that represented the four directions or some other common term - last names like North, South and Newman. Like the Cherokee of the 19th century, these people assimilated into society as it existed in the early settlement days. Even as a child I knew there was something different about me. I was raised in white society and in a Christian religion. We eventually became part of a Native American clan nearby and for years participated in ceremony. Our clan is like an extended family. I have a high school education and a degree in Accounting, but much of what I learn comes from experience and inter-acting with others. We have welcomed many into our clan.

Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages Easy Novel Outline – Free Writing Lessons and Worksheets Here you'll find easy novel outline techniques to plan your book step by step, along with worksheets for planning characters and scenes. This is just one of many pages on this website with creative writing worksheets and advice. At the bottom, you'll find links to related pages on how to write a novel. An outline for your novel A novel outline is a plan for a novel. Why outline your novel? It can make it less intimidating to start writing. Advertisement: Dangers of a novel outline A reason some writers prefer not to work with a detailed outline is that they feel that the outline stifles their creativity and makes them less spontaneous. Top tips for your novel outline Know yourself, and figure out the method that works best for you. A simple way to outline Here is an easy system you can use to outline your novel if you find it helpful. 1) Before you start your actual novel outline, spend some time brainstorming freely, letting your imagination run, generating ideas, and writing them down.