Native Americans
The Early Inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere

"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it,
and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence."
- Mourning Dove [Christine Quintasket] Salish

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“The Great Spirit is in all things. He is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us.....That which we put into the ground she returns to us.”

- Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin


“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.”

- Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux Chief


“The Earth is the Mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the river to run backward as that any man who was born a free man should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases.”  

 - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce


“There is no death. Only a change of worlds.”

 - Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief


“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.”

 - Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody),
Nuxalk Nation

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Honoring the Great Spirit, the Earth, and All Life