You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people in our country, and many more would come; that he wanted the land marked out so that the Indians and the white man could be separated.
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work.
My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone.