Sitting Bull

Found 22 thoughts of Sitting Bull

The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.

Sitting Bull

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?

Sitting Bull

God made me an Indian.

Sitting Bull

Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also.

Sitting Bull

What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.

Sitting Bull

I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself.

Sitting Bull

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?

Sitting Bull

If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place.

Sitting Bull

I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.

Sitting Bull

He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.

Sitting Bull

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

Sitting Bull

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

Sitting Bull

What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.

Sitting Bull

This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.

Sitting Bull

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.

Sitting Bull

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

Sitting Bull

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.

Sitting Bull

I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am chief.

Sitting Bull

There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.

Sitting Bull

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle.

Sitting Bull

If we must die, we die defending our rights.

Sitting Bull

What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.

Sitting Bull