Tecumseh, Chief of the Shawnee
Governor of Indiana Territory, Christopher Harrison, was negotiating with Tecumseh, the Chief of the Shawnee in 1810. Tecumseh arrived and the Governor had a large chair brought in for him. The servant who brought the chair in said “Your father has provided a chair for you.”
Tecumseh replied: “My father is the sun. The earth is my mother and in her breast I will die.”
With that, he stretched out on the floor.
Source: The Little Brown Book of Anecdotes, Clifton Fadiman, Little Brown Books, 1985