Brothers, I have listened to a great many talks from our great father. But they always began and ended in this: "Get a little further; you are too near me."

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Original Citation

Speckled Snake. Speech delivered at a council of Indian chiefs. 20 June 1829. USA. Speech.

Current Citation

Speckled Snake. Quoted in A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present. Written by Howard Zinn. Routledge, 2015, ch. 7.