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North American Tribal Proverbs

SENECA PROVERB 

“Those who do not fear Great Spirit are not strong.”

PLAINS SIOUX PROVERB

“Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated I will not be ashamed.”

 UTE PROVERB

“Give me knowledge so I may have kindness for all.”

NAVAJO PROVERB

“You can’t get rich if you look after your relatives properly.”

LAKOTA PROVERB

“Everything the Power does, it does in a circle.”

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North American Tribal Proverbs

HOPI PROVERB

“All dreams spin out from the same web.”

KIOWA PROVERB

“There is no fear where there is faith.”

LAKOTA PROVERB

“When man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.”

OGLALA SIOUX PROVERB

“We should be like water, which is lower than all things yet stronger even than the rocks.”

OKLAHOMA PROVERB

“When a man prays one day and steals six, the Great Spirit thunders and the Evil One laughs.”

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

MINQUASS PROVERB 

“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.”       

NEZ PERCE PROVERB

“Talk to your children while they are eating; what you say will stay even after you are gone.”

PAWNEE PROVERB 

“Death always comes out of season.”

WINNEBAGO PROVERB

“A man must make his own arrows.”

CHEYENNE PROVERB

“Let us all be meat, to nourish one another, that we all may grow.”

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

ARAPAHO PROVERB 

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”

ZUNI PROVERB 

“After dark all cats are leopards.”

ASSINIBOINE PROVERB 

“Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves.”

PUEBLO PROVERB 

“Never go to sleep when your meat is on the fire.”

MOHAWK PROVERB 

“Remember that your children are not your own but are lent to you by the Creator.”

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

COMANCHE PROVERB

 “All who have died are equal.”

HOPI PROVERB

“Keep the top of your head open.”

LUMBEE PROVERB

 “Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.”

SENECA PROVERB

“Every fire is the same size when it starts.”

DAKOTA PROVERB

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”

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