Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that my young men...
Words do not pay for my dead people.
My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to...
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis...
My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We...
I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.
We ask to be recognized as men.
It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken...
An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30...
Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa...
My people were divided about surrendering.
I will speak with a straight tongue.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to...
I want the white people to understand my people.