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Native American Wisdom

Shoshone & Suqwamish 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.


SHOSHONE Tribal Quotes

When a favor is shown to a white man, he feels it in his head and the tongue speaks out; when a kindness is shown to an Indian, he feels it in his heart and the heart has no tongue.


SUQWAMISH
Tribal Quotes

What is a man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.
- Chief Seattle, Suqwamish and Duwamish

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