Montag, 5. Oktober 2009

Was zum Nachdenken

"Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours." Tecumseh

"The way of the troublemaker is thorny." Umpqa proverb

"We who are clay blended by the Master Potter, come from the kiln of Creation in many hues. How can people say one skin is colored, when each has its own coloration? What should it matter that one bowl is dark and the other pale, if each is of good design and serves its purpose well." Polingaysi Qoyawayma, Hopi

"There is no such thing as 'part Cherokee.' Either you're Cherokee or you're not. It isn't the quantity of Cherokee blood in your veins that is important, but the quality of it...your pride in it. I have seen full-bloods who have virtually no idea of the great legacy entrusted to their care. Yet, I have seen people with as little as 1/500th blood quantum who inspire the spirits of their ancestors because they make being Cherokee a proud part of a their everyday life." Jim Pell, Principal Chief of the North Alabama Cherokee Tribe

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