Chief White Eagle quote



“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists – as it surely will. Then act with courage.”

– Chief White Eagle

Chief White Eagle portrait, 1877


  • Chief White Eagle was also known as Hde-Da-Ska and Called Scares The Bears
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Quote Sources

Quote: Native American Quotes – Xavier University

Portrait: Taken in 1877 – Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, P1967.2941.