” The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. “


” I want the white people to understand my people. “


” I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people. “


” Words do not pay for my dead people. “


” I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth. “


” My people were divided about surrendering. “


” We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred winters ago, when some men with white faces came to our country. “


” The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind. “


” My father… had sharper eyes than the rest of our people. “



All 9 Chief Joseph Quotes about People in picture


The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
I want the white people to understand my people.


I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people.
Words do not pay for my dead people.
I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
My people were divided about surrendering.
We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred winters ago, when some men with white faces came to our country.
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.
My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
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