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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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North American Tribal Proverbs

ARAPAHO PROVERB 

“Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food.”

BLACKFOOT PROVERB 

“There are many paths to a meaningful sense of the natural world.”

CHEROKEE PROVERB 

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

LAKOTA PROVERB 

“Creation is ongoing.”

PAWNEE PROVERB 

“What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.”

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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

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CHEYENNE PROVERB

“Our first teacher is our own heart.”

INUIT PROVERB 

“Life’s greatest danger lies in the fact that man’s food consists entirely of souls.”

HOPI PROVERB

 “You must live your life from beginning to end; no one else can do it for you.”

IOWA PROVERB 

“The man who freely gives his opinion should be ready to fight fiercely.”

PUEBLO PROVERB 

“Cherish youth but trust old age.”

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

OGLALA SIOUX PROVERB

“There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men.”

HOPI PROVERB

“Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you.”

DUWAMISH PROVERB 

“There is no death, only a change of worlds.”

PLAINS SIOUX PROVERB

“See how the boy is with his sister and you can know how the man will be with your daughter.”

CROW PROVERB 

“You already possess everything necessary to become great.”

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

UTE PROVERB

“God gives us each a song.”

SIOUX PROVERB

“Speak the truth in humility to all people. Only then can you be a true man.”

KIOWA PROVERB

“Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.”

PIMA PROVERB

“The smarter a man is the more he needs Great Spiritod to protect him from thinking he knows everything.”

CHEROKEE PROVERB

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

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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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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

OMAHA PROVERB “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”

ONONDAGA PROVERB “We stand somewhere between the mountain and the ant.”

SHOSHONE PROVERB “When a favour is shown to a white man, he feels it in his head and the tongue speaks out; when a kindness is shown to an Indian, he feels it in his heart and the heart has no tongue.”

LAKOTA PROVERB “Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young.”

CREE PROVERB “Knowledge that is not used is abused.”

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