115 Native American Earth Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Native American Earth Quotes (Best in 2024)

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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 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. — Crazy Horse

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children — Chief Seattle

One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk. — Crazy Horse

There is a direct connection between violence against the Earth and violence against women. — Lee Maracle

Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth. Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. — Chief Seattle

How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right. — Black Hawk

Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles. — Black Elk

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. — Mary Brave Bird

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Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library. — Luther Standing Bear

Short Native American Earth Quotes

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  • I was born where there were no enclosures. — Geronimo
  • The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man's heart away from nature becomes hard. — Luther Standing Bear
  • All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. — Chief Seattle
  • Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. — Chief Seattle
  • All things are bound together. All things connect. — Chief Seattle
  • Each soul must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth and the Great Silence alone. — Charles Alexander Eastman
  • We are going by you without fighting if you will let us, but we are going by you anyhow! — Chief Joseph
  • I saw more than I can tell / And I understood more than I saw. — Black Elk
  • [last words] What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. — Crowfoot
  • The power of the world always works in circles. — Black Elk

Native American Earth Image Quotes

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Native american earth quote by Luther Standing Bear

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library. — Luther Standing Bear

Native american earth quote Be still, and the earth will speak to you.
Be still, and the earth will speak to you.

Mother Earth Quotes

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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. — Sitting Bull

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. — Chief Joseph

Africa is our center of gravity, our cultural and spiritual mother and father, our beating heart, no matter where we live on the face of this earth. — John Henrik Clarke

Native american earth quote Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.

All men were made brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born free should be content when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. — Chief Joseph

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John Muir

We are all children of the Great Spirit, we all belong to Mother Earth. Our planet is in great trouble and if we keep carrying old grudges and do not work together, we will all die. — Chief Seattle

Native american earth quote Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. — Luther Standing Bear

The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. — Lady Bird Johnson

If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork. — Masanobu Fukuoka

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? — Massasoit

Native American Quotes

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If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew. — Pocahontas

Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State? — Robert E. Lee

I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one. — Crazy Horse

Native american earth quote The earth has music for those who listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.

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. — Chief Dan George

May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears. And, above all, may silence make you strong. — Chief Dan George

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

Native american earth quote Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

We’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans. We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people, we’re the human beings. — John Trudell

Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. Its five hundred years later and they still cant see us. We are still invisible. — John Trudell

Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples. — Rigoberta Menchu

I am tired of talk that comes to nothing It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises. There has been too much talking by men who had no right to talk. It does not require many words to speak the truth. — Chief Joseph

Native American Indian Quotes

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Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you. — Geronimo

Above all, I wanted to be appreciated as a prima ballerina who happened to be a Native American, never as someone who was an American Indian ballerina. — Maria Tallchief

At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us. — Black Elk

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Where no one intrudes, many can live in harmony. — Chief Dan George

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

There is no death, only a change of worlds. — Chief Seattle

Native american earth quote Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished If you're alive
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished If you're alive it isn't.

The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. — Zitkala-Sa

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Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. — Will Rogers

Brothers, we must be united; we must smoke the same pipe; we must fight each other's battles; and more than all, we must love the Great Spirit. — Tecumseh

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

Native America Quotes

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If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. — Stephen Hawking

Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases. — Jared Diamond

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. — Wovoka

Native american earth quote Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

If a man loses anything and goes back and looks carefully for it, he will find it. — Sitting Bull

Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it. — David Gemmell

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. — Tecumseh

Native american earth quote Nature is my religion. The earth is my temple.
Nature is my religion. The earth is my temple.

The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives. — Henry A. Wallace

The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America, and the introduction of African slaves in their place. — Arthur Schopenhauer

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 is only in the mountains that I can fully appreciate my existence as a man in America, and my own native land — Martin Delany

Native American Culture Quotes

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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. — Luther Standing Bear

In the end, there is no absence of irony: the integrity of what is sacred to Native Americans will be determined by the government that has been responsible for doing everything in its power to destroy Native American cultures. — Winona LaDuke

Only to the white man was nature a 'wilderness'. — Luther Standing Bear

Native american earth quote A dog is the only creature on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
A dog is the only creature on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans. — Rick Renzi

Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture. — Buffy Sainte-Marie

Native Americans are not and must not be props in a sort of theme park of the past, where we go to have a good time and see exotic cultures. “What we have done to the peoples who were living in North America” is, according to anthropologist Sol Tax, “our Original Sin. — James W. Loewen

Native american earth quote Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kne
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.

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

In our culture, the Native Americans, when two strangers come together. You know what we do in our culture? We smoke the peace pipe. — Tatanka

I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans. — Bob Greene

The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance. — Gloria Steinem

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More Native American Earth Quotes

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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. — Chief Seattle

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. — Chief Joseph

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. — Chief Joseph

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. — Oren Lyons

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

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them. — Chief Seattle

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. — Tecumseh

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. — Chief Joseph

Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours. — Tecumseh

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. — Buffy Sainte-Marie

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

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. — Chief Seattle

We believe profoundly in silence-the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind, and spirit. — Charles Alexander Eastman

I do not see a delegation for the four-footed. I see no seat for the eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior. — Oren Lyons

To harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator. — Chief Seattle

We were like deer. They were like grizzly bear. — Chief Joseph

As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized. — Charles Alexander Eastman

Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. — Black Elk

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

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