Artwork and Quotes from the Best in Indian Country
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When We Dance, the Spirits Dance
L. David Eveningthunder


"An elder carries the spirit of a people from one generation to the other." 
Rick Williams, President, American Indian College Fund


Artwork: http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports1/lacrosse.jpg

"The People of Turtle Island (America's 500 Nations) were the first to invent team sports, including baseball, basketball, as well as lacrosse. While  the 'civilized' world played war games, our tribal men, women and children  were settling disputes playing team sports with long bats and lacrosse sticks."
Oren Lyons, Chief of the  Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy



"It's impossible to write about Native life without humor—that's how people maintain sanity." - Louise Erdrich


Michael Kabotie
(Hopi, b. 1942)
acrylic on paper 28" x 40"



Untitled, 1973
Anita (Luttrell) Fields, Osage
Acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas
IAIA Museum Collection


"Take only memories. Leave nothing but footprints."
Chief Seattle



"Things would go well for us if we would think positively about everything."
Mary Hayes, Claoquot


Fall Camp by Urshel Taylor, Ute/Pima

"If you do not stand with what is right, you become a collaborator in acts of injustice. We need the moral courage to stand and be counted. It is about the power of one. And when the power of one meets other powers of one, there is a collective voice."
Tome Roubideaux, Lakota


Challenging Wrestle
Jessie Oonark, Inuit

    "My folks went through a lot of pain and suffering just to get the right to vote so I don't take it lightly.  I encourage the people in my tribe to do the same."
Stephen Adkins, Chickahominy


Quotes page backgrounds credited in large part to: Robert Kaufman Fabrics: http://www.robertkaufman.com/

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