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 white children become brothers?
In Chief Seattle’s speech of 1854, he states that the American white people and the tribal Red Indians are two distinct races. Seattle himself gives examples to prove his statement.
The native Red people of America live closer to Nature than the white people. They love the beautiful aspects of nature and understand the importance of maintaining it.
To the tribal people, the ashes of their ancestors are sacred and they visit their resting ground to show their respect for those. But, as Seattle complains, the white people have no feelings for their ancestors. They wander far from their graves without any regret.
Again, the white people don’t seem to love this world any more after they die. So they never visit their people and places again. But, the tribal people never forget “this beautiful world that gave them being” and continue to visit their loved ones to guide, console and comfort them.
As for destinies, the white people have received all the love and care of God. The tribal people have been deprived of the love, guidance and protection of God and finally come to their meager existence.
So, there is very little in common between the two races. That is why Seattle feels that they cannot be brothers.