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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 Related:  People, Geography, Historyrichardstanton

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.

POV: InDivisible: The Story of Black Native American People by Amanda Crabbe Comanche family, early 1900s. Photo courtesy of Sam DeVenney. Here is a family from the Comanche Nation located in southwestern Oklahoma. “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the Ocean blue. European colonizers quickly began to seize the Native Americans’ land, and enslave their people. Foxx family (Mashpee), 2008. IndiVisible seeks to dispel the savage stereotype by explaining the existence of diverse societies in Africa and the Americas prior to European conquest. African Americans and Native Americans were sometimes enslaved together. Fast forward to the civil rights movement, a movement that pushed for the full inclusion of African American citizens as independent, constructive members of American society. The Longest Walk Concert, 1978. Alliance between African Americans and Native Americans continued to grow with the Black Power movement of the 1970’s. Today, Black Native Americans struggle to come to terms with their identity.

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...

Quote Native American Art (First Nations, Inuit, and American Indian artists) American Indian Languages American Indian Tribes What's new on our site today! We get a lot of mail asking us to recommend websites where people can buy authentic American Indian arts and crafts. Sponsored Links There are many imitations of Native American artwork out there, and it can be hard to tell the wheat from the chaff. So if you're looking for arts and crafts that were actually made by Native Americans, either because it's important to you to have the real thing or because you want to support native people with your purchase, here is our directory of American Indian artists whose work is available online. Thank you for your interest in Native American Indian art! Native American Art Forms If you're interested in a particular American Indian art form, please visit one of these picture galleries for background information, history, photographs, and links to Native American artists selling each of these arts and crafts online: Native American Jewelry Dreamcatchers Native American Rugs

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. Before I was white — Development Research Institute Nell Irvin Painter is an African-American historian at Princeton. I just finished her fascinating History of White People. The big story is what a slippery category "White" is, and how many today considered "White" used not to be. But my ancestors later made it into the top in solidarity against new waves of "black" Irish Catholic immigrants in the mid-19th century, considered to belong to the inferior Celtic race. Irish Catholics in turn were moved up into whiteness when the "swarthy" southern Europeans and eastern European Jews arrived in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Painter ranges far and wide, detailing efforts to define the poor as a separate race, and poverty a hereditable condition. Now we know that no such line exists, but not before "race experts" spent a couple generations in power in the academic establishment.

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