Native American Myths

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Native American Myths

Wakan Tankan Nici Un

(May the Great Spirit walk with you) 

Some helpful information about Native American Myths

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb


I will tell you something about stories, (he said)
They aren't just entertainment.
Don't be fooled.
They are all we have, you see,
All we have to fight off
illness and death

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Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.
         — Native American Proverb


It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story."
Native American saying

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

~Chief Tecumseh~


"Lose your temper and you lose a friend; lie and you lose yourself."

~Hopi ~


Cherokee Prayer Blessing

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.