August 23, 2008

Sitting Bull defines "warrior"

Here's a quote that addresses all the people (Natives and non-Natives alike) who call Indians "warriors":Warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights....The warrior is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who cannot provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.

Sitting Bull
Comment:  This quote isn't in my book of American Indian quotations, and it's on the Net only in a couple of places. So we can't be sure it's legitimate. But I find it to be thought-provoking at least. It fits my idea of what makes a warrior a warrior.

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