Chief Seattle’s Speech 1854: Summary & Analysis

Chief Seattle’s Speech 1854 — An Introduction Chief Seattle (Si’ahl) (c. 1786 – June 7, 1866) was a public leader, the chief of the native American (Red Indian) Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. The American city Seattle is named after him. He is especially known for his ‘speech’, or sometimes referred to as ‘letter’, delivered in …

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