Quotes by Cherokee authors


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"Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward"
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"I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves"
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"In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people"
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"I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future"
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"America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking"
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"There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history"
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"Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.' That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along"
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"The secret of our success is that we never, never give up"
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"We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done"
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"I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian"
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"We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done"
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"A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they'd like to be chief. There's been a change in the limits people see"
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"Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief"
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"My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into scrapes without intention or any bad motive"
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"If I commit an error I do it without bad intention"
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"Poor Andy Nave was killed. He refused to surrender and was shot by Dick Fields. I felt sorry as he used to be quite friendly towards me before the war, but it could not be helped"
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"I call upon my God to judge me, he knows that I love my friends and above all others my wife and children, the, oppinion of the world to contrary notwithstanding"