Compare the religion of the White Man with that of the Red Man.

QuestionsCompare the religion of the White Man with that of the Red Man.
Sonali asked 7 years ago

What does the speaker say about the difference of religion between the White and the Red people in Chief Seattle’s Speech, 1854?

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Staff answered 7 years ago

In his speech Chief Seattle has only talked about the fundamental difference between the religious exercises the White Men and the Red people do. According to him the White men’s religion was “written upon tablets of stone by the iron finger of your God so that you could not forget. The Red Man could never comprehend or remember it.” But the Red men’s religion is “the traditions of our ancestors — the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.” 
To make it easy, Seattle says that the white people’s religion consists of some hard and fast rules that the native people cannot understand well. But the Red men considers the dream and vision of their ancestors and their old men as their religion. There is much more life to their religion and it is closer to the hearts of their people.

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Ishika Jain answered 5 years ago

Chief Seattle said —
1. Your god is not our god.
2. God loves whites and hates Red Indians.
3. Otherwise Red Indians would also be protected by their god.
4. God makes the White stronger everyday and had given up for Red Indians.

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