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Try to do something for your people - something difficult. Have pity on your people and love them. If a man is poor, help him. Give him and his family food, give them whatever they ask for. If there is discord among your people, intercede.

Take your sacred pipe and walk into their midst. Die if necessary in your attempt to bring about reconciliation. Then, when order has been restored and they see you lying dead on the ground, still holding in you hand the sacred pipe, the symbol of peace and reconciliation, then assuredly will they know that you have been a real chief. Winnebago lesson

As "Ho-Chunks" (Winnebago) working together nothing can prevent us from achieving our dreams and visions to once again be self-sufficient and economically self-reliant. - Reuben A. Snake, Jr. Winnebago -

There are many things to be shared with the Four Colors of humanity in our common destiny as one with our Mother the Earth. It is this sharing that must be considered with great care by the Elders and the medicine people who carry the Sacred Trusts, so that no harm may come to people through ignorance and misuse of these powerful forces. Resolution of the Fifth Annual Meetings of the Traditional Elders Circle, 1980


To bring back the natural harmony that humans once enjoyed.
To save the planet from present practices of destruction.
To find and re-employ real truth.
To promote true balance between both genders.
To share and be less materialistic.
To become rid of prejudice.
To learn to be related.
To be kind to animals and take no more than we need.
To play with one's children and love each equally and fairly.
To be brave and courageous, enough so, to take a stand and make a commitment.
To understand what Generations Unborn really means.
To accept the Great Mystery in order to end foolish argument over religion. (True Path Walkers - Native American Legends) 

Responses to "Native American Lessons On "How To Be A Real Chief""

  1. Peacenjoy says:

    Thank you for sharing this Great Lesson. Wisdom of indigenous peoples helps all nations grow for the good. It is time the whole world knows the Truth.

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