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Sitting Bull Quotes

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Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.

Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also.

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.

They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land. This is not the first time or the last time.

Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit.

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

If we must die, we die defending our rights.

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?

I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.

God made me an Indian.

When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?

What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.

It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.

This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.