Native American Tribe Quotes

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These Native American Indian quotes are listed under the tribes that I have been able to source. There are also pages of Native American Sayings from unknown sources, quotes from specific Native American People and a combined 100 Native American Quotes.

Native American tribe quotes are listed alphabetically on the tribe

A Native American Tribe Quotes

What the people believe.. is true.
Anishinabe

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.
Apache

All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
Arapaho

Before eating, always take time to thank the food.
Arapaho

If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.
Arapaho

When we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Arapaho

B Native American Tribe Quotes

Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.
Blackfoot

When we lift our hands we signify our dependence on the Great Spirit.
Blackfoot

C Native American Tribe Quotes

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
Cherokee

Have a vision not clouded by fear.
Cherokee

Learn to know and like yourself.
Learn to be your own best friend.
Cherokee

May your way be blessed with life by the unifying force of the Great Holy Spirit.
Cherokee

Listen! Or your tongue will make you deaf.
Cherokee

May the warm winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there
May your moccasins
Make happy tracks
In many snows
And may the rainbow
Always touch your shoulder
Cherokee

O Great Spirit
Help me always:
To speak the truth quietly
To listen with an open mind when others speak
And to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
Cherokee

The whole Earth belongs to the Great Spirit.
Cherokee

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Cherokee

If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
Cheyenne

Our first teacher is our own heart.
Cheyenne

Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the earth, our planet home, with its beautiful depths and soaring heights, its vitality and abundance of life, and together we ask that it… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the mountains, the Cascades and the Olympics, the high green valleys and meadows filled with wild flowers, the snows that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the land which grows our food, the nurturing soil, the fertile fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky and the earth in their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine and the cedar, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and the seas, our brothers and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and dove, the great whales and dolphin, the beautiful Orca and salmon who share our Northwest home, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends, who dreamed the best for our future generations, and upon whose lives our lives our built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.

And lastly, we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of the Great Spirit of love and truth which flows through all the Universe, to be with us to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
Chinook

All who have died are equal.
Comanche

I am opening my heart to speak to you.. Open yours to receive my words.
Como

I love the land on which I was born, the trees which cover it, and the grass growing on it. It feeds us well.
Como

Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.
Crow

You already possess everything necessary to become great.
Crow

D Native American Tribe Quotes

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
Dakota

H Native American Tribe Quotes

All dreams spin out from the same web.
Hopi

Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.
Hopi

The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things.
Hopi

Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you.
Hopi

I Native American Tribe Quotes

Might I behold Thee.
Might I know Thee.
Might I consider Thee.
Might I understand Thee
O Lord of the universe.
Inca

We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of her children.
Iroquois

K Native American Tribe Quotes

Walk gently in the spring.. Mother Earth is pregnant.
Kiowa

L Native American Tribe Quotes

A man or woman with many children has many homes.
Lakota

Everything the power does, it does in a circle.
Lakota

Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.
Lakota

Friend do it this way – that is,
Whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
With both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
The Power Of The Universe
Will come to your assistance,
If your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People
One must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do affects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way – that is,
If you truly join your heart and mind
As One – whatever you ask for
That’s the way it’s going to be

Lakota (passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman)

Teach me how to trust
My heart
My mind
My intuition
My inner knowing
The senses of my body
The blessings of my spirit
Teach me to trust these things
So that I may enter my Sacred Space
And love beyond my fear
And thus Walk In Balance
With the passing of each glorious Sun.

Lakota

Whatever you do in life, do the very best you can, with both your heart and mind.
Lakota

Seek wisdom, not knowledge.
Knowledge is of the past.
Wisdom is of the future.
Lumbee

M Native American Tribe Quotes

Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.
Maricopa

A good chief gives, he does not take.
Mohawk

Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
Mohawk

N Native American Tribe Quotes

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Navajo

S Native American Tribe Quotes

Sharing and giving are the ways of God.
Sauk

The Great Spirit does right. He knows what is best for His children.
Seneca

Do not hurt your neighbor, for it is not him you wrong but yourself.
Shawnee

T Native American Tribe Quotes

They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.
Tuscarora

U Native American Tribe Quotes

Earth teach me quiet… as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering… as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility… as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring… as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage… as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation… as the ant that crawls on the ground
Earth teach me freedom… as the eagle that soars in the sky
Earth teach me acceptance… as the leaves that die each fall
Earth teach me renewal… as the seed that rises in the spring
Earth teach me to forget myself… as melted snow forgets its life
Earth teach me to remember kindness… as dry fields weep with rain

Ute

God gives us each a song.
Ute

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