Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #80 – January 1, 2016

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We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth, as “wild.” Only to the white man was nature a “wilderness” and only to him was the land “infested” with “wild” animals and “savage” people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it “wild” for us. When the very animals of the forest began fleeing from his approach, then it was that for us the “Wild West” began.

—CHIEF LUTHER STANDING BEAR of the Oglala Sioux, 1868-1939


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #27 – November 9, 2015

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Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.

—CHIEF LUTHER STANDING BEAR of the Oglala Sioux, 1868-1939


Click to find over 2,000 additional Trail Quotes  arranged loosely into 60 subjects. I want the Trail Quotes to be a readable source for inspiring, challenging, and amusing information and knowledge; as well as a reliable, easy-to-use reference work for finding the precise wording, author, date, and source of the trail quotation.