I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all...
General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30...
I did not want my people killed. I did not want bloodshed.
Words do not pay for my dead people.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we...
I would have given my own life if I could have undone the killing of...
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
My people were divided about surrendering.
Good words will not give me back my children.
I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that my young men...
It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken...
I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my...
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights...
I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live...