Chief Seattle (an Anglicization of Si'ahl), (Lushootseed pronunciation: [ˈsiʔaːɬ], originally [ˈsiʔaːƛ̓];[1] c. 1780 – June 7, 1866) was a Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Duwamish) chief...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 has been attributed to him.

Duwamish and Suquamish Chief Seattle portrait, Seattle, Washington, by Edward S. Curtis (his first Native American Photograph).

- Chief Seattle aka Chief Sealth. No wiser words were ever spoken.

Chief Seattle speech is more poetic. To me her speech is more about giving examples of how they are different people.

This we know.  The Earth does not belong to us;  we belong to the Earth.  All things are connected  like the blood that unites one family.  Whatever befalls the Earth,  befalls the children of the Earth.  We do not weave the web of life;  we are only a strand of it.  Whatever we do to the web,  we do to ourselves.  ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum)  Suquamish and Duwamish tribes.    Do go to the original post and read the other quotes there too.

Chief Seattle, chief of the Suquamish: "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

This is one of my favorite quotes from Chief Seattle.♥


All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. Chief Seattle, really Chief Sealth

Chief Seattle (or more accurately, if you have respect for the man, Sealth) never said it. It was written by a screenwriter in the '70s in a factually inaccurate documentary that was written for the purpose of pushing an agenda, not teaching. If someone at Pike place tries to sell you this speech for $20, just point and laugh.

Chief Seattle of Sealth. Love this speech. First read it while in my english class and I was completely blown away by it. The message behind it is beautiful. I love the native indian beliefs about nature and life.

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So wise! "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All thing are bound together. All things connect." I love this. what a beautiful thought!

The white man LIED once againAnd the sad part about this you allow your children, child to accept these white lies in schools,universities...idiots raising idiots

the original founding fathers: Chief Joseph, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and Geronimo (I'd add Chief Seattle too)

Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, at home, Seattle, Washington, ca. 1890

Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle at home (near the foot of Pike street) in photo courtesy University of Washington Library

Chief Seattle 1864.  Chief Seattle gave a famous speech in December 1854 in what is now downtown Seattle. Seattle, WA was named after him.

harvestheart: “ Chief Seattle Teach your children what we have taught our children– that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. If men spit.