American Southwest Tribes




Hold On


Hold on to what is good,

Even if it's a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe,

Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do,

Even if it's a long way from here.

Hold on to your life,

Even if it's easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand,

Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.


A Pueblo Indian Prayer





"Do not allow anger to poison you."


 - Hopi Tribe







A Native American



 Creator, bless my eyes,

that I may see you with love.

 Bless my mouth,

that I may speak with love.

 Bless my heart,

that I may give and receive love.

 Bless my hands

that all I touch feels loved.







Children learn from what they see.

We need to set an example of truth and action.


- Howard Rainer, Taos Pueblo-Creek (2012)






"Native American isn't blood.

It is what is in the heart.

The love for the land.

The respect for it,

those who inhabit it,

and the respect and acknowledgment

of the spirits and the elders.

That is what it is to be Indian."


   – White Feather

Navajo/Apache Medicine Man







Great Spirit, help me

never to judge another

until I have walked in his



 – Native American saying








Touch nothing that

belongs to someone else

(especially Sacred

Objects) without

permission, or an

understanding between you.


 – Native American saying



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