Chief Seattle



Chief Seattle lived from approximately 1790 to 1866, in the Pacific Northwest region of what is now the United States. He was a chief of the Suquamish and the Duwamish and was present at treaty negotiations that took place with the white settlers in the 1850s. It was at one of these negotiations that Chief Seattle delivered a speech in his native tongue, a speech that has since—in a variety of forms—served as the basis of ecological movements around the world.

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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

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The Chief Seattle's Speech ...

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How Can One Sell the Air?: ...

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This Precious Earth

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Le mie parole sono come le ...

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ഞങ്ങൾ നിങ്ങൾക്ക് ഭൂമി വിറ്റ...

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Häuptling Seattle Hat Gespr...

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Answering Chief Seattle

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“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.”
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