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Sioux Quotes By Fanny Kelly

Mother! what a world of affection is comprised in that single word; how little do we in the giddy round of youthful pleasure and folly heed her wise counsels. How lightly do we look upon that zealous care with which she guides our otherwise erring feet, watches with feelings which none but a mother can know the gradual expansion of our youth to the riper yours of discretion. We may not think of it then, but it will be recalled to our minds in after years, when the gloomy grave or a fearful living separation has placed her far beyond our reach, and her sweet voice of sympathy and consolation for the various ills attendant upon us sounds in our ears no more. How deeply then we regret a thousand deeds that we have done contrary to her gentle admonitions! How we sign for those days once more, that we may retrieve what we have done amiss and make her kind heart glad with happiness! Alas! once gone they can never be recalled, and we grow mournfully sad with the bitter reflection. — Fanny Kelly

Sioux Quotes By Bill Janklow

Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population back then in Sioux Falls, would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank. — Bill Janklow

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Helene Lapaire Justus

For after all the great religions have been preached and expounded, or have been revealed by brillant scholars, or have been written in fine books, and embellished in fine language with finer cover, man - all man- is still confronted with the Great Mystery.
Chief Luther Standing Bear, Oglala SiouxHelene Lapaire Justus

Sioux Quotes By Vine Deloria Jr.

Custer is said to have boasted that he could ride through the entire Sioux Nation with his Seventh Cavalry, and he was half right. He got half-way through. — Vine Deloria Jr.

Sioux Quotes By Marc Forgione

This is going to sound weird, but when I was a kid my old man used to tell us that he was a Sioux Indian warrior in his former life. Native American culture was always big in my house - I don't know why. — Marc Forgione

Sioux Quotes By Jeff Brown

When you see a new trail, or a footprint you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing. - SIOUX PROVERB — Jeff Brown

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

It was trying to break down the stereotypes and it was the kind of thing where, for the first time, women were on a par and not seen as just objects. Though girls were objectified still. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Crazy Horse was a new kind of leader to emerge after the Civil War, at the beginning of the army's wars of annihilation in the northern plains and the Southwest. Born in 1842 in the shadow of the sacred Paha Sapa (Black Hills), he was considered special, a quiet and brooding child. Already the effects of colonialism were present among his people, particularly alcoholism and missionary influence. Crazy Horse became a part of the Akicita, a traditional Sioux society that kept order in villages and during migrations. It also had authority to make certain that the hereditary chiefs were doing their duty and dealt harshly with those who did not. — Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Sioux Quotes By Mary H. Eastman

Good men are sending the Bible to all parts of the world. Sermons are preached on behalf of fellows-creatures who are perishing in regions known only to us in name. And here, within reach of comparatively the slightest exertion; here, not many miles from churches and schools, and all the moral influences abounding in Christian society; here, in a country endowed with every advantage that God can bestow, are perishing, body and soul, our own countrymen: perishing too from disease, starvation and intemperance, and all the evils incidents to their unhappy condition. White men, Christian men, are driving them back; rooting out their very names from the face of the earth. Ah! these men can seek the country of the Sioux when money is to be gained: but how few care for the sufferings of the Dahcotahs! how few would give a piece of money, a prayer, or even a thought, towards their present and eternal good. — Mary H. Eastman

Sioux Quotes By Luther Standing Bear

Generosity is a mark of bravery, so all Sioux boys were taught to be generous. — Luther Standing Bear

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

I liked the idea of being a writer and letting somebody else do the graft. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By David McCullough

reputedly consulted with the spirit of a dead Sioux Indian chief. — David McCullough

Sioux Quotes By John Burnside

In many traditions, hawks are sacred: Apollo's messengers for the Greeks, sun symbols for the ancient Egyptians and, in the case of the Lakota Sioux, embodiments of clear vision, speed and single-minded dedication. — John Burnside

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want - but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Luther Standing Bear

Now all these virtues mean one thing, and that is bravery. A Sioux boy was taught to be brave always. It was not sufficient to be brave enough to go to war. He must be brave enough to make personal sacrifices and to think little of personal gain. To be brave was the supreme test of a Sioux boy, and this bravery might receive a greater test in times of peace than in times of war. — Luther Standing Bear

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

I love the ocean. I've always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Stig Dagerman

I received in inheritance neither god nor a given spot on earth from where I can draw the attention of a god: no one either legated me the well disguised fury of the skeptic, the Sioux guiles of the rationalist or the burning innocence of the atheist. So I dare not throw the stone neither at the one who believes in things which inspire me only doubt, nor at the one who cultivates his doubt as if it was not, just as well, surrounded with darkness. This stone would hit me myself because I am well certain about one thing: the need of consolation that dwells within the human being is impossible to satisfy. — Stig Dagerman

Sioux Quotes By John Fire Lame Deer

We Sioux spend a lot of time thinking about everyday things which in our minds are mixed up with the spiritual. We see in the world around us many symbols that teach us the meaning of life. We have a saying that the white man sees so little, he must see with only one eye. We see a lot that you no longer notice. You could notice if you wanted to, but you are usually too busy. We Indians live in a world of symbols and images where the spiritual and commonplace are one ... We try to understand them not with the head but with the heart — John Fire Lame Deer

Sioux Quotes By Zebulon Pike

I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux. — Zebulon Pike

Sioux Quotes By David McCullough

One August morning at Blair House, he read in the papers that the body of an American soldier killed in action, Sergeant John Rice, had been brought home for burial in Sioux City, Iowa, but that at the last moment, as the casket was to be lowered into the grave, officials of the Sioux City Memorial Park had stopped the ceremony because Sergeant Rice, a Winnebago Indian, was not "a member of the Caucasian race" and burial was therefore denied. Outraged, Truman picked up the phone. Within minutes, by telephone and telegram, it was arranged that Sergeant Rice would be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors and that an Air Force plane was on the way to bring his widow and three children to Washington. That, as President, was the least he could do. — David McCullough

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

Pop music for me was definitely escapist, but never studious. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

People forget the punk thing was really good for women. It motivated them to pick up a guitar rather than be a chanteuse. It allowed us to be aggressive. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

I was never attracted to being a very proficient singer or player. I suppose I was interested in creating a vision; in the same way I was very drawn to tension within cinema. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Sitting Bull

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? — Sitting Bull

Sioux Quotes By Tommy Bolin

My first joint I smoked onstage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I smoked my first joint live. — Tommy Bolin

Sioux Quotes By Buffalo Bill

The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due. — Buffalo Bill

Sioux Quotes By Baden Powell De Aquino

A boy can see the smoke rising from Sioux villages under the shadow of the Albert memorial. — Baden Powell De Aquino

Sioux Quotes By Aaron Huey

[The U.S. government] was tired of treaties. They were tired of sacred hills. They were tired of ghost dances. And they were tired of all the inconveniences of the Sioux. So they brought out their cannons. 'You want to be an Indian now?' they said, finger on the trigger. — Aaron Huey

Sioux Quotes By Kim Gordon

I was very aware of performers who have a persona, whether it's Siouxsie Sioux or Patti Smith or Lydia Lunch, and I'm just this middle-class girl coming from a more conventional upbringing, this California person. But in a way I felt like it's important to represent the normal. — Kim Gordon

Sioux Quotes By Buffalo Bill

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them. — Buffalo Bill

Sioux Quotes By Jonathan Maberry

Do you really expect us to believe anything you say?" "You have been given assurance on behalf of the president of the United States that no further attacks would be made on the school as long as you followed the safety protocols." "Right. Tell that to the Sioux." "What?" "As much as it causes me physical pain to say this out loud to another ... what I assume is another Republican, our government doesn't have a great track record for keeping its promises with people who have something they want. — Jonathan Maberry

Sioux Quotes By Tara Brach

In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most wakan, most holy. There's a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.
You might recall what it's like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person's eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom. — Tara Brach

Sioux Quotes By Bill Lambrecht

We gathered up the kids and sat up on the hill. We had no time to get our chickens and no time to get our horses out of the corral. The water came in and smacked against the corral and broke the horses' legs. The drowned, and the chickens drowned. We sat on the hill and we cried. These are the stories we tell about the river," said [Ladona] Brave Bull Allard. The granddaughter of Chief Brave Bull, she told her story at a Missouri River symposium in Bismark, North Dakota, in the fall of 2003.

Before The Flood, her Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lived in a Garden of Eden, where nature provided all their needs. "In the summer, we would plant huge gardens because the land was fertile," she recalled. We had all our potatoes and squash. We canned all the berries that grew along the river. Now we don't have the plants and the medicine they used to make. — Bill Lambrecht

Sioux Quotes By Stephen E. Ambrose

Burial practices illustrated the two men's different outlooks. Custer believed a body should be buried in a long-lasting metal casket, thus removing the body from the ecological system by preventing bacteria from breaking it down and feeding it back into the soil. Crazy Horse believed in wrapping a body inside a buffalo robe and placing it on a scaffold on an open hillside, where the elements could break it down in a year or two. It would then come up again as buffalo grass, to be eaten by the buffalo, which would then be eaten by the Sioux, completing the circle. — Stephen E. Ambrose

Sioux Quotes By Evan S. Connell

Just across from Bismarck stood Fort Lincoln where friends and relatives of Custer's dead cavalrymen still lived, and these emigrating Sioux could perceive such bitterness in the air that one Indian on the leading boat displayed a white flag. Yet, in accordance with the laws of human behavior, the farther downstream they traveled the less hostility they encountered, and when the tiny armada reached Standing Rock near the present border of South Dakota these Indians were welcomed as celebrities. Men, women and children crowded aboard the General Sherman to shake hands with Sitting Bull. Judson Elliot Walker, who was just then finishing a book on Custer's campaigns, had to stand on a chair to catch a glimpse of the medicine man and reports that he was wearing "green wire goggles." No details are provided, so green wire goggles must have been a familiar sight in those days. Sitting Bull mobbed by fans while wearing green wire goggles. It sounds like Hollywood. — Evan S. Connell

Sioux Quotes By Jodi Picoult

Waste cilake," Sioux for "I love you, — Jodi Picoult

Sioux Quotes By Mariee Sioux

Can't tell if I've got rivers or veins running under my skin, flowing out over the plains. — Mariee Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

What people don't understand is when punk started it was so innocent and not aware of being looked at or being a phenomenon and that's what everyone gets wrong. You can't consciously create something that's important, it's a combination of chemistry, conditions, the environment, everything. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Mariee Sioux

If it's easier to be emptier but lighter? — Mariee Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

There are some strong female performers out there. But the industry's pre-occupation with the packaging of how a woman looks has gone completely the other way, back to almost the 60s, early 70s. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By William S. Burroughs

already, and the fuzz walks in on some newlyweds from Sioux Falls. — William S. Burroughs

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

I like a bit of eye candy like anyone but to have it solely about the eye candy and have it fall into a category so rigidly as well is wrong. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Johnny Marr

People say to me, 'Do you dye your hair?' and I say, 'Well, does f**king Siouxsie Sioux? Does Bowie?'. Of course I'm going to have a decent haircut. It's one of the first things I learnt to do - get a few songs together and get your hairstyle right. — Johnny Marr

Sioux Quotes By Chaske Spencer

I'm Lakota Sioux. — Chaske Spencer

Sioux Quotes By Stephanie Herseth

I represent nine sovereign Sioux tribes. In South Dakota, some of the tribes are in the most remote, rural areas of the country. They lack essential infrastructure. Some communities don't even have clean drinking water. — Stephanie Herseth

Sioux Quotes By Buffalo Bill

We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise. — Buffalo Bill

Sioux Quotes By Thomas L. Friedman

The agency was started by the tribe's economic development corporation, in an effort to diversify from its gambling casino called "WinnaVegas." You read this right: Plains Indians publishing Arabic brochures for Nebraskans who are importing machinery from Koreans to be customized by a South Sioux City company for customers in Kuwait. — Thomas L. Friedman

Sioux Quotes By Sitting Bull

What treaty have the Sioux made with the white man that we have broken? Not one. What treaty have the white man ever made with us that they have kept? Not one. — Sitting Bull

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

There is a fun, flippant side to me, of course. But I would much rather be known as the Ice Queen. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Spiro T. Agnew

If a theology student in lowa should get up at a PTA luncheon in Sioux City and attack the President's military policy, my guess is that you would probably find it reported somewhere the next morning in the New York Times. But when 300 Congressmen endorse the President's policy, the next morning it is apparently not considered news fit to print. — Spiro T. Agnew

Sioux Quotes By Siouxsie Sioux

My dreams are of water. And my nightmares. — Siouxsie Sioux

Sioux Quotes By Sitting Bull

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? — Sitting Bull