Crazy Horse Quotes

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Here are some famous quotes attributed to Crazy Horse, the great Oglala Sioux war chief.

 

A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.


 

I was hostile to the white man…we preferred hunting to a life of idleness on our reservations. At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt.


 

Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.


 

At my death paint my body with red paint and plunge it into fresh water to be restored back to life, otherwise my bones will be turned into stone and my joints into flint in my grave, but my spirit will rise.


 

My lands are where my dead lie buried.


 

One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.


 

All we wanted was peace and to be left alone. Soldiers came and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair came… They say we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape but we were so hemmed in we had to fight.


 

Hoka Hey! It is a good time to die!


 

At my death paint my body with red paint and plunge it into fresh water to be restored back to life, otherwise my bones will be turned into stone and my joints into flint in my grave, but my spirit will rise.


 

All we wanted was peace and to be left alone. Soldiers came and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair came… They say we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape but we were so hemmed in we had to fight.