We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to...
I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to...
We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We...
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we...
I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the...
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights...
When my young men began the killing, my heart was hurt.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
Good words will not give me back my children.
I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred...
My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great...
An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my...