Thought for Today

Chief Joseph and family, circa 1880. (Click on...
Chief Joseph and family, circa 1880. (Click on image for longer description.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If the white man wants to live in peace  with the Indian, he can live in peace…   Treat all men alike. Give them all the  same law. Give them all an even chance   to live and grow.  All men were made by  the same Great Spirit Chief.   They are all brothers. The Earth is the mother of all people,  and all people should have equal rights upon it….   Let me be a free man, free to travel,  free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose my    own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every  law, or submit to the penalty.”  — Heinmot Tooyalaket ( Chief Joseph), Nez Perce Leader

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