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Draw a character sketch of Chief Seattle as reflected in ‘Chief Seattle’s Speech, 1854’.

Last updated May 25, 2023

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Explain this first line of Chief Seattle’s Speech (1854): “Yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change.”

Last updated May 8, 2022

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Explain the speaker’s words ‘tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds’ in Chief Seattle’s speech? Why does he say so? What will be its effect on his people?

Last updated August 28, 2021

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Why does the speaker say “Youth is impulsive” in Chief Seattle’s Speech, 1854? What character trait does it reflect?

Last updated July 8, 2021

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What does Seattle, the Big Chief want to convey to White Chief in his speech that he delivered in 1854, Washington?

Last updated June 16, 2021

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What do the Red tribal people of America do after death as Seattle mentions in his speech? Why do they do so? Or, Describe the Red Indians’ attachment to their land.

Last updated May 24, 2021

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Comment on the hostilities that existed between the tribal people and the white people. What solution does Seattle find to put an end to hostilities in ‘Chief Seattle’s Speech’, 1854?

Last updated April 18, 2021

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Finally, the Chief says “We are two distinct races with separate origins and separate destinies”. Give examples to prove this statement. Or, How does the speaker differentiate his tribe from the white people? Or, Why can’t the red children and […]

Last updated December 5, 2020

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How does the speaker in ‘Chief Seattle ‘s Speech’ express that his people were many once upon a time?

Last updated July 19, 2020

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Comment on the line from Chief Seattle’s Speech: “In all the earth there is no place dedicated to solitude”.

Last updated June 24, 2020

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