When my young men began the killing, my heart was hurt.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people...
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great...
We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We...
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
I know that my race must change.
I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the...
A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the...
My people were divided about surrendering.
I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to...
I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where...
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights...
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of...
I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.