Chief Seattle – Spiritual Guardian of a City – Tilikum Place & Around Pioneer Square – Seattle, WA

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Chief Seattle (an Anglicization of Si’ahl), ((Lushootseed pronunciation: [siʔaɬ], (c. 1780 – June 7, 1866), was a Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Duwamish) chief, also known as Sealth, Seathle, Seathl, or See-ahth, and a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes in what is now the U.S. state of Washington. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with David Swinson “Doc” Maynard. Seattle, Washington was named after him. A widely publicized speech arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of native Americans’ land rights has been attributed to him; however there is controversy about what, if anything, he actually said. – Wikipedia

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump


A multimedia presentation, interpreted and narrated by Wes Felty
Chief Seattle’s reply to a Government offer to purchase the remaining Salish lands.

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