World of Chief Seattle, The

World of Chief Seattle, The

by Warren Jefferson

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Overview

Chief Seattle is renowned for an eloquent speech, commonly referred to as How Can One Sell the Air?, given during 1854 treaty negotiations with the U.S. government. This speech is testimony of a people of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is an accurate portrait of the tribes of the Puget Sound area during Seattle's times, with particular emphasis on Chief Seattle's tribe, the Suquamish. The author interviewed Suquamish elders and was granted access to the tribal archives, which supplied many of the rare, turn-of-the-century photographs of village life. Also included is the first written version of the speech as well as the popularized 20th century adaptation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013628403
Publisher: Native Voices
Publication date: 11/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Warren works as a graphic designer, photographer, and research writer for the Book Publishing Company, which specializes in vegetarian cookbooks, alternative health, and Native American culture. He has edited and worked on numerous publications on a variety of subjects. He has has a keen interest in Native American history and culture since first reading Black Elk Speaks in the late 60s. Warren and his wife Barbara have four children and five grandchildren. They live in an intentional community called The Farm in rural Tennessee with their Jack Russell Terrier Max.

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