Father, I love your daughter, will you give her to me, that the small roots of her heart may entangle with mine, so that the strongest wind that blows shall never separate them.
It is true I love him only, whose heart is like the sweet juice that runs from the sugar-tree and is brother to the aspen leaf, that always lives and shivers.
Anon - Canadian
"Peace and happiness are available in every moment. Peace is every step. We shall walk hand in hand. There are no political solutions to spiritual problems.
Remember: If the Creator put it there, it is in the right place. The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
Tell your people, that since we were promised we should never be moved, we have been moved five times.
An Indian Chief, 1876
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thought nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Anon - Shoshone
If you ever get married, my son, do not make an idol of your wife. The more you worship her, the more she will want to be worshipped ... My son, this also I will tell you : Women should never be watched too closely. If you try to watch them, you will merely show your jealousy and become so jealous of your wife that she will leave you and run away. You yourself will to be to blame for this.
Anon - Winnebago
Tell your people that since the Great Father promised that we should never be removed we have moved five times. I think you had better put the Indians on wheels so that you can run them about as you wish.
Anon - Chief (1876)
My heart laughs with joy because I am in your presence ... Ah, how much more beautiful is the sun today than when you were angry with us!
Chitmachas Chief (name unknown)
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