Comment on the line from Chief Seattle’s Speech: “In all the earth there is no place dedicated to solitude”.
While delivering his famous speech of 1854, Seattle talks about the future of his tribe. There will be a time when his race, i.e., the Red Indians will no longer exist on earth and would become a myth among the White Men.
But still, the white people would not be alone “in the field, the store, the shop, upon the highway, or in the silence of the pathless woods”. It is because the tribal people love the places they live in and come back to wander around the places they loved even after their death. He is speaking about their belief that the spirit of the dead men don’t leave their familiar places and their own people.
Therefore, there won’t be a place on earth that is completely deserted, “dedicated to solitude”. Though the white people may see silent streets in villages and cities and think it to be deserted, they are actually full of the invisible dead of his tribe.
Thus, Chief Seattle warns the white people to deal kindly to his men, as they may take the revenge after death. He says, “…the dead are not powerless. Dead, did I say? There is no death, just a change of worlds”.