Black Hawk Quotes.
I got my best foot forward onto greener grass, cause there ain’t no future living in the past.
Nobody asks to be a hero, it just sometimes turns out that way.
[Black Hawk] has fought for his countrymen, the squaws and papooses, against white men, who came year after year, to cheat them and take away their lands. You know the cause of our making war. It is known to all white men. They ought to be ashamed of it.
When I get home and people ask me,’Hey, Hoot, why do you do it, man? What are you? Some kind of war junkie? I won’t say a goddamn word. Why? They won’t understand. They won’t understand why we do it. They won’t understand that it’s about the men next to you. And that’s it. That’s all it is.
My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold. The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon. So long as they occupy and cultivate it, they have a right to the soil. Nothing can be sold but such things as can be carried away
If you treat a sick child as an adult and a sick adult as a child, it usually works out pretty well.
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.