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Chief Seattle


(1786 - 1866)

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief, and a leading figure among his people. The city of Seattle is named after him. A book called Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (1991) represents a widely publicized speech of his arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of Native Americans' land rights.


Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (1991)

An environmental message from a Native American chief.

Author(s): Chief Seattle
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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