It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all...
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to...
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to...
I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.
I will speak with a straight tongue.
I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the...
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great...
Words do not pay for my dead people.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we...
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had...
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Good words will not give me back my children.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to...
We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We...
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
I did not want my people killed. I did not want bloodshed.
My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.