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Born: 1954-12-13
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the levers and pulleys.

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They don't know how the world is shaped. And so they give it a shape, and try to make everything fit it. They separate the right from the left, the man from the woman, the plant from the animal, the sun from the moon. They only want to count to two.

Tags: Give, Try, Woman

If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean.

Tags: Children, Food, Mean

Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also.

Tags: Country, Forever, Left

I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am chief.

Tags: Great, Here, Spirit

In my early days, I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly.

Tags: Days, Learn, Learned

Every seed is awakened, and all animal life.

Tags: Animal, Life, Seed

If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place.

Tags: Great, Place, Spirit

Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.

Tags: Free, Poor, White

Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father.

Tags: Father, Great, Wish

I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself.

Tags: Country, Great, Tell

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.

Tags: Found, Good, Sorry

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

Tags: Friends, Love, Spring

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

Tags: Children, Life, Together

If we must die, we die defending our rights.

Tags: Defending, Die, Rights

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle.

Tags: Last, Surrender, Wish

You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.

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What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?

Tags: Children, Drunk, Law

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.

Tags: Away, Environmental, Mother

Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.

Tags: Good, Necessary, Sight

There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.

Tags: Good, Home, Try

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

Tags: Distribute, Knows, White

They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land. This is not the first time or the last time.

Tags: Another, Give, Time

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?

Tags: Country, Father, Love

Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.

Tags: Enough, Love, Mind

I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.

Tags: Great, Place, Spirit
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God made me an Indian.

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He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.

Tags: Heart, Put, Wishes

When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?

Tags: Battle, Men, Today

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.

Tags: Earth, Love, Sun

What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.

Tags: Broken, Kept, Red

Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit.

Tags: Good, Great, Spirit

It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.

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This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.

Tags: Nation, Path, Spring

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.

Tags: Land, Ourselves, Power

What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.

Tags: Land, Money, White

What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.

Tags: Bad, Lonely, Woman