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Native American Wisdom

Navajo & Nevada Wisdom


For thousands of years Native American cultures maintained an ecological and social balance.  Their philosophies and common sense beliefs are featured here through the quotes of various tribesmen.


NAVAJO Tribal Quotes

The song is very short because we understand so much.

Thoughts are like arrows: once released , they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim.

Always assume your guest is tired, cold and hungry, and act accordingly.

My God and my mother live in the west and I will not leave them.  I was born there.  I shall remain there.  I have nothing to lose but my life and that they can come and take whenever they please.  But I will not move. -- Manuelito, Navajo

All the mountains have their prayers and chants ... as have the stars and markings in the sky and on the earth.  It is their custom to keep the sky and the earth and the day and the night beautiful.  The belief is that if this is done, living among the people of the earth will be good. -- Sandoval, Navajo


NEVADA Tribal Quotes

My young men shall never farm. Men who work the soil cannot dream, and wisdom comes to us in dreams.
- Wowoka, Nevada

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