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Chief Seattle quotes (showing 1-10 of 10)

“My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain...There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea cover its shell-paved floor, but that time long since passed away with the greatness of tribes that are now but a mournful memory.”
Chief Seattle, The Chief Seattle's Speech
“Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!”
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“All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”
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“When the green hills are covered with talking wires and the wolves no longer sing, what good will the money you paid for our land be then”
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“When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.”
Chief Seattle
“Like a man who has been dying for many days, a man in your city is numb to the stench.”
Chief Seattle
“Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself.”
Chief Seattle
“The white man will never be alone. Let him be just, and deal kindly with my people. For the dead are not powerless.”
Chief Seattle, The Chief Seattle's Speech
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Chief Seattle
“And when the last red man shall have perished from the earth and his memory among white men shall have become a myth, these shores shall swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe, and when your children's children shall think themselves alone in the field, the store, the shop, upon the highway or in the silence of the woods they will not be alone. In all the earth there is no place dedicated to solitude. At night, when the streets of your cities and villages shall be silent and you think them deserted, they will throng with the returning hosts that once filled and still love this beautiful land. The white man will never be alone. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not altogether powerless.”
Chief Seattle


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