Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all people understand.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
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.
We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend...
I did not want my people killed. I did not want bloodshed.
I want the white people to understand my people.
I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my...
It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken...
Words do not pay for my dead people.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights...
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to...
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis...
We ask to be recognized as men.
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great...
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
I know that my race must change.
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of...