Chief Seattle's Speech 1854

Chief Seattle's Speech

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Why do red children regard themselves as orphans

QuestionsWhy do red children regard themselves as orphans
Manjunath asked 5 years ago

In Chief Seattle’s speech, the speaker says “They seem to be orphans who can look nowhere for help.” Why?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 5 years ago

In Chief Seattle’s speech the speaker shows the world how the native Americans are facing a prematured doom. Once they were a forceful tribe, but now all those past glory are gone. Their people are ill-treated by the White people. They neither respect their religion and culture nor their land rights. Moreover, the external forces like the ancient enemies far to the northward — the Haidas and the Tsimshians –frighten their women, children and old people.
In all these trouble, only God could protect them. But He seems to have left these Red children in the hands of fate. Though God has given His love and care to the White people, He is indifferent to the Red. That is why the Red native people think themselves orphans. They have no one to help or show the way.

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