From: Wade Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 08 Nov 2002 - 17:32:20 GMT
> We are sacrificing our youth in order
> to please a "bloodthirsty" God.
"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it
in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed;
Looking-Glass is dead, Ta-Hool-Hool-Shute is dead. The old men are all
dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men
[Chief Joseph’s brother] is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are— perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."
Surrender statement of Chief Joseph.
Source: The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches. MacArthur, Brian, ed.
Penguin Books, 1996.
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