"General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30 days to go back home, collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Chief Joseph on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Chief Joseph on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Chief Joseph on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Chief Joseph on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Chief Joseph on Robert Frost
"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."
"I know that my race must change."
"I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land."
"My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people."
"It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises."