Chief Seattle

“We are part of the earth and the earth is part of us.
The perfumed flowers are our sisters, the deer,
the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers.
The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat
of the pony and the man all belong to the same family.”

~ Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle, 1786-1866, was a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes in what is now the U>S> state of Washington. He is most known for his speech regarding the surrender of native lands to white settlers. The city of Seattle is named after him.