The World of Chief Seattle

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Book Publishing Company
  • Themes:Chief Seattle, web of life, Suquamish, Puget Sound tribes, Chief Seattle's speech
  • Available:02/01/2001
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
Chief Seattle, in his youth, a great war Chief, became an advocate for peace and friendship with the white settlers. He is renowned today for an eloquent speech given during treaty negotiations with the US government in which he expressed a hope for peaceful coexistence and respect for the environment. This book gives a brief history of the region and its many tribes, with particular emphasis on Chief Seattle’s tribe, the Suquamish, with a short update of its life today. Includes the complete speech and many rare nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs of village life.