The life of white men is slavery. They are prisoners in towns or farms. The life my people want is a life of freedom. I have seen nothing that a white man has, houses or railways or clothing or food, that is as good as the right to move in the open country, and live in our own fashion.

Authentication Score 3

Original Citation

Sitting Bull. Statement to journalist James Creel. 1882.

Current Citation

Sitting Bull. Quoted in Great Speeches by Native Americans, edited by Bob Blaisdell. Dover Publications, 2012.