Sitting Bull (1831?-1890), tr. E.H. Allison, quoted in Robert M. Utley, The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull
(New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1993), p. 247, with endnote on p. 386:
White men like to dig in the ground for their food. My people prefer to hunt the buffalo as their fathers did. White men like to stay in one place. My people want to move their tepees here and there to different hunting grounds. The life of white men is slavery. They are prisoners in towns or farms. The life my people want is 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.23
23. James Creelman, On the Great Highway: The Wanderings and Adventures of a Special Correspondent (Boston: Lothrop Publishing Co., 1901), 301.