All women in the world are like the different colored flowers of one meadow. All are beautiful. As children of the Creator, giver of life and source of all human life they must all be respected.
There is a special magic about women. They are the bringers of life to the people, and the teachers of children. -Sweet Medicine, Cheyenne Tribe
“A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.”
“Never Underestimate a woman who has native blood”
The elders say the men should look at women in a sacred way. The men should never put women down or shame them in any way. When we have problems, we should seek their counsel. We should share with them openly. A woman has intuitive thought. She has access to another system of knowledge that few men develop. She can help us understand. We must treat her in a good way.
“You know that women are always looked upon as nothing, but we are your mothers, you are our sons, our cry is all for peace, let it continue. This peace must last forever. Let your women´s sons be ours, our sons be yours, let your women hear our words.”
― Nanye-hi Ghighau (Beloved Woman) of the Cherokee
“One of the things my parents taught me, and I’ll always be grateful for the gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me.”
― Wilma Mankiller
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