The Ojibwe beliefs centered around the
belief in Gitchie Manitou, the “Supreme
Being,” “Master,” and “Mystery” of all
that exists. In the eyes of the Ojibwe,
everything was spiritual and played a role
in a great spiritual interaction. The Ojibwe
saw themselves as another element of nature;
no greater and no less than everything else
on the earth. Thus, the Ojibwe held animals
and all of nature in very high regard. A set
of rights was even set in place for birds and
• Right to man’s love and respect
• Right to man’s guardianship
• Right to live a full life
• Right to grow and multiply
• Right to unmolested freedom
• Right to share man’s fellowship
• Right to share the goodness of creation
The Ojibwe sought to live in harmony with all
nature and respect all dwellers of the earth.
They saw their existence as intertwined with
that of the rest of the earth, so they accepted
their food and provisions from the earth with
great thanks. A prayer of thanks was offered
up to Gitchie Manitou for every animal or plant
they took for food or other basic needs.
The belief in the spirituality of all things
caused the Ojibwe people the treat everything
with very high regard and even place spiritual
importance on different animals.
♥♥RIP dear Isabeau❤Sophie♥♥
♥♥RIP dear Randy♥♥
What is life? It is the flash
of a firefly in the night. It is
the breath of a buffalo in the
wintertime. It is the little
shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in
Crowfoot - Blackfoot Chief
NEVER LET ANYONE TELL
YOU WHO YOU ARE!
Follow your own heart and don’t
let what others say or think get in
the way of your path and happiness.
Never let anyone tell you who you
are nor define you..they do not have
that right or knowledge about you.
You are the one who knows your
HEART. ♥ By Animikeeg
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I have carried a heavy load on my back
ever since I was a boy. I realized then
that we could not hold our own with the
white men. We were like deer. They were
like grizzly bears. We had small country.
Their country was large. We were contented
to let things remain as the Great Spirit
Chief made them. They were not, and would
change the rivers and mountains if they
did not suit them.
~ Chief Joseph – Nez Perce
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.
~ Black Elk, Oglala Lakota Sioux (1863-1950)
I have heard you intend to settle us on
a reservation near the mountains. I don't
want to settle. I love to roam over the
prairies. There I feel free and happy, but
when we settle down we grow pale and die.
~ Santana, Kiowa Chief