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"I made a new proverb; 'Indians chase the vision, white men chase the dollar.' We are lousy raw materials from which to form a capitalist. We could do it easily, but then we would stop being Indians. We would just be ordinary citizens with a slightly darker skin. That's a high price to pay, my friend, too high. We make lousy farmers, too, because deep down within us linger a feeling that land, water, air, the earth and what lies beneath its surface cannot be owned as someone's private property. That belongs to everybody, and if man wants to survive, he had better come around to this Indian point of view, the sooner the better, because there isn't much time left to think it over." (p. 35)

"The Government takes our Indian boys, our uncles, cousins, brothers, sons, all of us, to fight their wars. World War I, World...

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