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Paula Gunn Allen
(1939-2008) born on
Oct 24
US-American Indian poet, writer. Her Pueblo/Sioux background is expressed in her poetry collections that include "The Blind Lion," 1974 and "Skins and Bones," 1988.
         
   
F
We are the land. To the best of my understanding, that is the fundamental idea that permeates American Indian life.

R
An odd thing occurs in the minds of Americans when Indian civilization in mentioned: little or nothing.
A
For the American Indian, the ability of all creatures to share in the process of ongoing creation makes all things sacred.
N
Breath is life, and the intermingling of breaths is the purpose of good living. This is in essence the great principle on which all productive living must rest . . .; in this way each individual life may also be fulfilled.
K
Indians think it is important to remember, while Americans believe it is important to forget.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
R: "The Sacred Hoop," 1986.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "The Sacred Hoop," 1986.
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
   


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