Cherokee Quotes

Cherokee Quotes by Joseph Bruchac, Daniel H. Wilson, Wes Studi, Barbara Kingsolver, Alessandra Ambrosio, Michael Savage and many others.

Native people such as the Cherokees are just as human a

Native people such as the Cherokees are just as human and complex and real as Americans are, and our nation needs to respect American Indian cultures and traditions.
Joseph Bruchac
The Trail of Tears has a great deal of meaning for every person of American Indian ancestry, whether they are Cherokee or not. For me, it has always stood for what is best and worst about the history of the United States.
Joseph Bruchac
You write about what you know. It makes everything easier, and also more truthful. In this case, I grew up in Oklahoma, and I grew up in the Cherokee Nation and I’m a member of the Cherokee Tribe. Oddly enough, I know a lot about robots and Oklahoma, and so that’s what comes out in my writing.
Daniel H. Wilson
I came from a family that was pretty insularly Cherokee. We kept to ourselves – the white people were there, and we were here, and it was practically a segregated kind of thing.
Wes Studi
A flower is your cousin…Sometimes a person has got to take a life, like a chicken’s or a hog’s when you need it…But nobody is so hungry they need to kill a flower. Cherokee great-grandmother
Barbara Kingsolver
I am extremely excited to develop and design a brand representative of my life, experiences and style. Working closely with Cherokee will help establish a worldwide presence with best-in-class retailers and category leaders.
Alessandra Ambrosio
Smallpox in a blanket, which the U.S. Army gave to the Cherokee Indians on their long march to the West, was nothing compared to what I’d like to see done to these people
Michael Savage
An Indian is an Indian regardless of the degree of Indian blood or which little government card they do or do not possess.
Wilma Mankiller
My mother’s mother is Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother’s father was Cherokee Indian and something else. My dad’s mother’s Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados.
Meagan Good
[last words] What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.
Black Elk
Be the buffalo. Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee nation, once told me how the cow runs away from the storm while the buffalo charges directly toward it—and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment. I become the buffalo.
Donna Brazile
The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
Wilma Mankiller
There’s a not a single doubt in my mind that the car that changed the conversation about Chrysler was the Grand Cherokee of 2010.
Sergio Marchionne
Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk
Poyha is a venison dish handed down from the Cherokee tribe. You can think of it as a meatloaf, which it is, or as a skillet of cornbread that some venison sneaked into, which it also is. Either way, it’s a simple and satisfying meal.
Jonathan Miles
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. My folks were Indian. Both my mother and father had Cherokee blood in them. I was born and raised in Indian Territory. ‘Course we’re not the Americans whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower, but we met them at the boat when they landed.
Will Rogers
As a Cherokee, I can attest to the fact that Native Americans have been on the losing side of history. Our rights have been infringed upon, our treaties have been broken, our culture has been stolen, and our tribes have been decimated at the hands of our own United States government.
Markwayne Mullin
I’m proud of being part Cherokee, and I think it’s time all us Indians felt the same way.
Loretta Lynn
Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
Wilma Mankiller
Negative thoughts were treated by Cherokee healers with the same medicines as wounds, headaches, or physical illness. It was believed that unchecked negative thoughts can permeate the being and manifest themselves in negative actions.
Wilma Mankiller
Recorded engine sounds, however, are a deliberate deception. They’re like going to a concert and listening to a recording. On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind buying a BMW recording and installing it in my ’96 Jeep Cherokee.
Serge Schmemann
I’m Irish and Cherokee Indian. I can’t faint.
Lynn Collins
Early in the 1990s, I flew alone in a dandelion-yellow, single-engine, 180-horsepower Piper Cherokee from Westchester County Airport in New York westward to the Rocky Mountains, landing and refuelling a good many times in middle-sized cities and towns along the way.
Cynthia Ozick
I’m Cherokee, and there were times when social expansion was something that is needed by a cultural group or a national group.
Wes Studi
Long accustomed to the use of European manufactures, [the Cherokee Indians] are as incapable of returning to their habits of skinsand furs as we are, and find their wants the less tolerable as they are occasioned by a war [the American Revolution] the event of which is scarcely interesting to them.
Thomas Jefferson
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.
If I practice Cherokee along with backing tracks would it be Chereoke?
Rob Schwimmer
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
Black Elk
My father was one-eighth Cherokee indian and my mother was quarter-blood Cherokee. I never got far enough in arithmetic to figure out how much injun that made me, but there’s nothing of which I am more proud than my Cherokee blood.
Will Rogers
I was called “T-Bow” but the people got it mixed up with “T-Bone.” My name is Aaron Walker but “T-Bone” is catchy, people remember it. My auntie gave it to me when I was a kid. Mother’s mother was a Cherokee Indian full blooded. There were sixteen girls and two boys in my mother’s family, all dead but two.
T-Bone Walker
When my wife was getting a lease for her Jeep Cherokee, and I saw a Dodge Ram Sport, I thought, ‘Oh wow, it’s amazing.’
Stipe Miocic
The power of the world always works in circles.
Black Elk
We have made the decision that we’re going to take some key products, such as the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee, and protect those as being true American icons: produce them in the U.S. and make them available nowhere else.
Sergio Marchionne
My tribute to mystical, magical trees that the Cherokee called “standing people. . . .”
Wallace Stevens
I was told all my life I was part Cherokee. Then it was Crow. The latest is Blackfoot.
Kathie Lee Gifford
I’m probably as royal as Elizabeth Warren is Cherokee.
Martha MacCallum
Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
Wilma Mankiller
Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.
P. C. Cast
She’s Cherokee Indian, which is great ’cause whenever we have sex, it rains.
Jay Mohr