In Chief Seattle’s Speech how does he strike a note of reconciliation between the white people and the tribal people?
Chief Seattle, in his speech, has been wise enough to strike a note of reconciliation between the two races, namely the white people and the tribal people.
He has criticized the reckless deeds of the young men of his own race. He has been hard to hit at those who show their black hearts, cruel and relentless nature. He has talked against war and in support of reconciliation. He has argued with gentle irony in favour of ecological responsibility and respect of Native Americans’ beliefs, traditions and land rights.
He says, “we may be brothers after all. We will see”. Seattle continues, “We will ponder your proposition and when we decide we will let you know. But should we accept it, I here and now make this condition…”. So, Chief Seattle is in favour of accommodating things by talks rather than by promoting disharmony. He only has his condition for the white people that they should give the tribal people the respect they deserve and also the freedom to cultivate their ancient traditions.