I know that my race must change.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
When my young men began the killing, my heart was hurt.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to...
Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where...
We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend...
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
I want the white people to understand my people.
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
We ask to be recognized as men.
I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the...
I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we...
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the...
We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We...
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great...
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of...