Thursday, September 5, 2013

Native American Sayings or Proverbs

Native American Proverbs



The Indian had a large fund of folk-lore and of tribal 
history, this being passed from father to son in the form of 
oral tradition. He had a keen sense of humor, as his proverbs 
bear witness. The following are some of these : 

No Indian ever sold his daughter for a name. 

A squaw's tongue runs faster than the wind's legs. 

The Indian scalps his enemy; the paleface skins his friends. 

Before the paleface came, there was no poison in the Indian's com. 

There will be hungry palefaces so long as there is any Indian land to 
swallow. 

There are three things it takes a strong man to hold ; a young warrior, 
a wild horse, and a handsome squaw.