Native American Dream Quotes

Native American Dream Quotes by Red Cloud, Tecumseh, Chief Joseph, Black Elk, Chief Seattle, Sitting Bull and many others.

We do not want riches, we want peace and love.

We do not want riches, we want peace and love.
Red Cloud
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Tecumseh
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Chief Joseph
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace. There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow.
Chief Joseph
If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through. Then everything I could do would be foolish.
Black Elk
Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
Chief Joseph
All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
Chief Seattle
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Tecumseh
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
Black Elk
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Tecumseh
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Tecumseh
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?
Sitting Bull
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
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Sitting Bull
The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left as it was. The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no man’s business to divide it.
Chief Joseph
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chief Joseph
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
Sitting Bull
To harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator.
Chief Seattle
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.
Chief Joseph
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
Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk
Let me be a free man – free to travel, free to stop, free to work.
Chief Joseph
If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. He put in your heart certain wishes and plans, and in my heart he put other and different desires. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
Sitting Bull
Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations.
Black Elk
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Red Cloud
Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.
Chief Joseph
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Tecumseh
Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease and herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.
Mourning Dove
I cured with the power that came through me.
Black Elk
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Chief Joseph
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart he put other different desires.
Sitting Bull
Children must early learn the the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.
Charles Alexander Eastman
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Crazy Horse
I hope the Great Heavenly Father, who will look down upon us, will give all the tribes his blessing, that we may go forth in peace, and live in peace all our days, and that He will look down upon our children and finally lift us far above this earth.
Red Cloud
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.
Sitting Bull
Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.
Black Elk
Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. Now we are poor but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Sitting Bull
The power of the world always works in circles.
Black Elk
Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.
Black Elk