Some things I've heard that American Indians said:
~ A community that can distinguish itself from the greater society offers greater freedom, more personal fulfillment, and greater survivability.
~ This is my land. I have no other. I am related to this land by birth.
~ Support law and order by supporting the local chapter of the American Civil liberties Union.
~ Action attempted without discussion leads to dissension. Ongoing dialogue leads to harmony and understanding.
~ In this situation whether it is best to fight, coax, or run is probably a question of which is safest.
~ If he is not a friend and has the power to effect my life, that I can firmly grip his Adams apple with one had and his balls with the other comforts me.
~ I purposely show my feelings only to a very good friend, still I may show them to a great enemy.
~ Love is good. However, love may be felt or show for an inferior. A filthy animal may be loved.
Respect may be better than love where justice and equality are important. Reverence is best. I want to feel and demonstrate reverence for myself, my friends, my family, life, and all.
~ Consider well when one should take precedence over another.
~ Your group economy may find a better way to adapt to the economy of the country.
~ In relating to another you must serve that persons desires. If you do otherwise you are doing things to him, not for him.
~ A people should be made of strong individuals, with sound principles of their own choosing.
~ Decide before acting.
~ The function of the community is to protect the individual.
~ I want to be willing to learn from any one.
~ Parents teach their children.
~ Love all living.
~ We are we by speaking our will.
~ An idea may never die of old age.
~ Let's be quiet and listen to our inner urges again.
~ To be consulted and heard, get together.
~ I need no function to justify myself.
~ Trust accumulates.
~ Law is best when it follows the reasoning which comes from talking among ourselves.
~ A weak claim is no claim.
~ Strike for life!
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