Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
Words do not pay for my dead people.
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis...
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we...
I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.
For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had...
A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the...
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of...
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...
I will speak with a straight tongue.
Good words will not give me back my children.
I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
I know that my race must change.
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.
Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all...
Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people...
My people were divided about surrendering.
We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.