{Quotes of the Week} Native American Chiefs

I was out of town last week & didn’t post a “quote of the week” — and since I ran across a couple of great ones this week, I thought I’d make up for last week by sharing both.

These are from a Native American Quotes webpage I ran across on StumbleUpon.

“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.”
—Chief Dan George

“I do not see a delegation for the Four Footed. I see no seat for the Eagles.
We forget and we consider ourselves superior.
But we are after all a mere part of Creation. And we must consider to understand where we are.
And we stand somewhere between the mountain and the Ant.
Somewhere and only there as part and parcel of the Creation.”
—Chief Oren Lyons, Oneida
—From an address to the Non-Governmental Organizations of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1977

More on this momentous meeting in the video below:

I wouldn’t say that I overly idolize Native American cultures, but I definitely think they had and have much more in order when it comes to the basics of living on Earth and respecting nature. This are just two of so many great quotes by Native American leaders.

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  5. Chief Seattle Writing to President Franklin Pierce in 1854

Photos via Oggie Dog & Jbarta

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