Native american quotes about mother nature
Native American Wisdom Quotes (81 quotes)
Prayer Song-Mother Earth
60 Native American Quotes, Sayings and Wisdom
Jack D. Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American studies at the University of California at Davis. All rights reserved. The cosmic visions of indigenous peoples are significantly diverse. Each nation and community has its own unique traditions.
To both the hyper-rationalist intellectual who lives in their head and the anti-intellectual modern fundamentalist who takes ancient mythologies literally, the idea that we are part of our environment is considered insane. Yet, this was considered common sense for most of human history up until the late 18th century in Europe. What sounds more insane? That we are storytelling animals immersed in a web of relationships with other sentient beings, or that we are just detached observers finding ourselves stuck living in a meaningless and mechanical Universe. Since the beginning of time, all societies have had proverbs that disseminated important ecological wisdom and gave human beings insight into who we are, why we are alive and where we come from. We are storytelling animals and our ability to communicate through oral storytelling and later written languages is something special that makes us unique in nature.
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Daily Medication for the Soul
Tribute to "Mother Earth" - Native American Music Song
It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. Show me, and I may not remember. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.
The wisdom of the early tribes and indigenous groups are mirrored in our special collection of sixty Native American quotes and wise sayings. Having lived on this land before the coming of Christopher Columbus, their numbers are now dwindling. Help preserve their culture by getting to know these Native American quotes. I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe.