Chief of the Siksika

Crowfoot (c. 183025 April 1890) or Isapo-Muxika was a chief of the Blackfoot First Nation in Canada.

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  • What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
    • Crowfoot's last words, 1890; reported in ‎Clark Tibbitts, Aging in the Modern World: Selections from the Literature of Aging for Pleasure and Instruction (1957), p. 222.

Also found in King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (1885).

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