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
Lust Native American Earth quotations
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.
I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become One Circle again.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.
The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God.
We do not want to learn that. We may quarrel with men sometimes about things on this earth, but we never quarrel about the Great Spirit. We do not want to learn that.
There is a direct connection between violence against the Earth and violence against women.
Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth. Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.
We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now... but it will grow again... like the trees.
What is this you call property? It cannot be the earth, for the land is our mother, nourishing all her children, beasts, birds, fish and all men. The woods, the streams, everything on it belongs to everybody and is for the use of all. How can one man say it belongs only to him?
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
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 the Creation. And we must continue to understand where we are. And we stand between the mountain and the ant, somewhere and there only, as part of the Creation.
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.
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library.
The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.
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.
You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mother's bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest.
When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Earth was beautiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.
Whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall all be alike-brothers of one father and one another, with one sky above us and one country around us, and one government for all.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
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.
All things are bound together. All things connect.
Each soul must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth and the Great Silence alone.
We are going by you without fighting if you will let us, but we are going by you anyhow!
I feel sorry for people of good heart who have never had a chance to learn the realities of Native American everything - not just our history but the sweetness and the beauty and the reasons why were so close to Mother Earth.
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.
Your religion was written on tablets of stone, ours on our hearts.
8. We are part of the earth and the earth is part of us.