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53."Mother I feel you under my feet, Mother I feel your heartbeat. Father I see where the eagles fly. Spirits will take me higher and higher."

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Native American Saying

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?
"Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which coursed through the trees carries the memories ...
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Chief Seattle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Seattle
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leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes in what is now the U.S. state of Washington. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with David Swinson "Doc" Maynard. Seattle, Washington was named after him.

I am the maker of my own fortune. I think of the Great Spirit that rules this universe.

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CHIEF TECUMSEH

It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.

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Native American Saying

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the soul of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us."

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Black Elk

The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization. And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth.

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Chief Luther Standing Bear

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the lifegiving earth, and the native American shared this elemental ethic: the land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. His feelings were made visible in medicine bundles and dance rhythms for rain, and all of his religious rites and land attitudes savored the inseparable world of nature and God, the master of Life. During the long Indian t...
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STEWART LEE UDALL

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

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Mark Twain

What has passed and cannot be prevented, should not be grieved for.

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Big Elk

When I die,,,, I shall be wrapt in a robe--an old robe perhaps-- and hoisted on a slender scaffold to the whistling winds, soon to be blown to the earth-- my flesh to be devoured by the wolves, and my bones rattled on the plain by the wild beasts.

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Big Elk

You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.

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Australian Aboriginal Elder

[T]he earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. 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.

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Chief Seattle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Seattle
from wikipedia:
leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes in what is now the U.S. state of Washington. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with David Swinson "Doc" Maynard. Seattle, Washington was named after him.

“We did not ask you white men to come here. ....Now, you tell us to work for a living, but the Great Spirit did not make us to work, but to live by hunting. You white men can work if you want to. We do not interfere with you, and again you say, why do you not become civilized? We do not want your civilization. We would live as our fathers did, and their fathers before them. “

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Crazy Horse

I hearing get, who had but ears,
And sight, who had but eyes before;
I moments live, who lived but years,
And truth discern, who knew but learning's lore."

"Now chiefly is my native hour,
And only now my prime of life;
I will not doubt the love untold,
Which not my worth or want has bought,
Which wooed me young, and wooes me old,
And to this evening hath me brought.
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Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore; while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time imploring one to abandon waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

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