“Being Indian is an attitude, a state of mind, a way of being in harmony with all things and all beings.” – Brooke Medicine Eagle
Pre United States History – 16,000 BC – 1763
Westward Expansion – 1851-1900
“This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things… This war has come from robbery – from the stealing of our land.”
— Spotted Tail, Lakota Sioux Chief
Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser-Alexander/Legends of America, updated November 2021.
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