"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Chief Joseph on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Chief Joseph on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Chief Joseph on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Chief Joseph on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Chief Joseph on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."
"I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated."