"I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Chief Joseph on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Chief Joseph on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Chief Joseph on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Chief Joseph on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Chief Joseph on John Lennon
"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."