The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We...
It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken...
I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
Good words will not give me back my children.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we...
My people were divided about surrendering.
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred...
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my...
I will speak with a straight tongue.
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the...
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live...
I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to...
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...
No good Indian but a dead Indian
The opposite of war isn't peace; it's creation.
Years ago, fairy tales all began with Once upon a time... now we know they...