Native American Quotes

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Favorite Native American Quotes And What they Mean to Me "Ho! Mitakuye Oyasin"....."We are all related." → These simple words mean a lot to me. I practice the principal in which these words contain. When I hear stories of human (or animal) suffering, I feel their pain. Especially when being reminded of paticular events of human suffering. For example, slavery, or the Holocost. Those people too are my brothers and sisters. Even though we may not carry the same background, race, religion, or sexual preferance, we are all one. We are all a part of the human race. → Also, this reminds me of a principal we all have trouble practicing at times. A simple threat, negative thought, or comment to another human being is hurtful. And even if the person is someone we don’t know, and will never come across again in our lives, he or she is a relative. Maybe not directly, but we are all one. “You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours... Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.”-Black Elk, Oglala → This is a reminder of the fact that life has no limits. A circle goes round and round infinitely, and this is the same for opportunity. This also is a humble explination of death and re-birth. While some may pass, others are welcomed into the world. The circle of life! “It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. Its
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