Mourning Dove: “Everything on the earth…


“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.”

– Mourning Dove, who was also known as Hum-ishu-ma and Christine Quintasket, amongst other names

Mourning Dove, 1916
Mourning Dove, 1916

“Mourning Dove: ‘Everything on the earth…” sources:

Photograph taken by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter – Washington State University, WSU Libraries Digital Collections / “Native American Quotes – Great Words From Great Americans” – Legends of America.