A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where...
A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the...
I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.
My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
I did not want my people killed. I did not want bloodshed.
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to...
We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred...
My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live...
General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30...
Good words will not give me back my children.
I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken...
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my...
We ask to be recognized as men.
I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they...