Chief Seattle (circa 1786 – 1866) was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief. He is also known as Sealth, Seathle, Seathl, or See-ahth. Seattle earned his reputation at a young age as a leader and a warrior. A leading figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers. The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington was named after him. A widely publicized speech arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of Native Americans’ land rights had been attributed to him.
Quotes by Chief Seattle…
There is no death… Only a change of worlds.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within. Whatever we do to the well, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.