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"What Happened to the Sun?"
Virginia Stroud,
Cherokee-Muscogee
 
I converse with the wind. Everything is air. I call the wind as God. They sit with us and they sit on my tongue and they speak through me.
Grandmother Aama Bombo, Bwiti Tribe, Africa

 


 

 

 

 




Native American Style Woodland Painting showing a Swimming Beaver and a Messenger Bird with many lives and spirits in sight.
Beaver with Messenger
Ayla Bouvette, Metis


"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.  If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." 
Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

 

 

Whale Bone Marrow Sculpture
Indianapolis Native American Art Museum

"Does this generation love justice enough to ask that it be shown to the red men? Have we not as a people fixed the brutal maxim in our language, 'the only good Indian is a dead Indian?' We laugh at the saying now as a good jest, but the cheeks of our descendants will redden with shame when they read the coarse brutality of our wit."  Fletcher Johnson, United States

 

 


 

Live in Balance
Benjamin Harjo, Jr. Seminole/Shawnee

"If people are going to get back into balance, one of the things they have to do is seek the truth. They have to start really speaking the truth themselves, and that's a difficult thing to do. The way it is now in the world, we don't mind lying."  John Peters, Wampanoag

 

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