My people were divided about surrendering.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the...
Words do not pay for my dead people.
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my...
My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to...
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live...
Good words will not give me back my children.
Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people...
We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred...
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to...
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend...
I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my...
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results...
The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die...
Hate grows and victors where love is afraid to share its bloom
Never promise a poor person, and never owe a rich one