Seneca & Shawnee Wisdom
For thousands of years Native American cultures maintained an ecological and social balance. Their philosophies and common sense beliefs are featured here through the quotes of various tribesmen.
SENECA Tribal Quotes
Even in Paradise, living all alone would be Hell.
Love one another and do not strive for another's undoing.
Even as you desire good treatment, so render it.
- Handsome Lake of the Seneca
SHAWNEE Tribal Quotes
When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.
No tribe has the right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers... Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the earth? Didn't the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?
- Tecumseh, Shawnee