Native Tribal Poetry

Welcome to The Poetry Corner.  If you have a saying or poem that you would like to display, email us!  Also visit  Native Art Work The following Poems are beautiful…Enjoy!

“…So live your life that the fear

of death can never enter your heart…

respect others in their view,

and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life,

beautify all things in your life…

and its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song

for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute

when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger,

when in a lonely place.

Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light,

give thanks for your food and the joy of living.

If you see no reason for giving thanks,

the fault lies in yourself.

-Chief Tecumseh- Shawnee Nation (1768-1813)

The sun slowly falls from the sky

as golden moon flies up to nest…

the birds settle down for sleep

as Coyotes call-

everyone settles down to rest…



The noise of passing feet

On the prairie—

Is it men or gods

Who come out of the silence?

-The Path on The Rainbow Edited by George W. Cronyn, (1918)