The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had...
I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.
I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.
I want the white people to understand my people.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live...
General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30...
I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the...
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
My people were divided about surrendering.
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis...
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my...
Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa...
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great...
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the...
I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to...
We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.
Words do not pay for my dead people.