Manataka American Indian Council







Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech. -- Aldo Leopold (1886-1948)


"The major opportunity for the intensification of consciousness lies in nature....Once we lose touch with nature, our society loses its values, its purpose." --Daniel Luten, Sierra Club Bulletin, 1964


"Nature is an ever-present power of recuperation."  --Richard E. Dodge in a 1915 Journal of Geography.


"There is an endless strength when we lie back upon nature and hush our hearts." --Alan Devoe, Audubon, 1946


"Nature never did betray. The heart that loved her."  --William Wordsworth


"Nature resolves everything into its component elements, but annihilates nothing." --Lucretius (c.100-c. 55 B.C.)



~Submitted by Sheri Awi Anida Waya Burnett



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