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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

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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.

Stonee's Buffalo Part II Buffalo, the Life and Spirit of the American Indian's The buffalo meant a lot of different things to most of America's Native People's. They were food and clothing, tools and utinsels, and most of all a Spirit Being blessing the peoples with everything they needed to survive. Here on this page I will try to give you understanding on just how important the buffalo were to our Native Americans, first with my dilog and then with links to other pages on buffalo inculding place's to buy meat, robes, and other things of the buffalo. Understandably, then a major part of Indian life was oriented in and around the buffalo herds. There are several matters of magnitude to be considered about the Indians and the buffalo: First, there is the matter of the buffalo's place in the sphere of Indian religion. Third, as one ponders the uses made of the bison, he inevitably wants to know how the Indians themselves were able to make so much of it. A early writer named J.A.Allen supported Catlin's view.

Welcome to Indigenous Peoples Literature NativeLore: Seek Your Father Two legends, related by Esquire Johnson, an old Seneca Chief. He described the origin of the twins Good and Evil, and said the Sun was made by the Good-minded twin out of the face of his dead mother, the first earth-woman, who was the daughter of the Sky-woman. Another version of this Seneca legend, dated 1876, tells practically the same story, but names the Sky-woman as having borne first a daughter, who, without any knowledge of a man, became that earth-mother of the twins Good and Evil. That daughter died giving birth to the twins, and she was buried by her mother, the Sky-woman. Sky-woman said to her grandson the good-mined-spirit, "Now you must go and seek your father. When you find him, you must ask him to give you power." She pointed to the East and said to him, "He lives in that direction. "Your father is the Sun, and through you, he is also the father of mankind, because of your earthly origin from my daughter."

Native American Wisdom & Beauty Native American art of Dana Tiger - Wolf Clan Rider mystery symbol I have been learning & enjoying stories as a boy, first, later a man and now myself a Keeper of Stories. I want to continue this experience learning new stories and asking questions of myself and ancestors. mystique of a woman - Christine Sweetgrass teaching Walking in prayer and introspection have given me insights. mystery of Celeste Morgan “The passage of time is interested in development.”

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