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The world of Chief Seattle : how can one sell the air?
Jefferson, Warren, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Summertown, Tenn. : Native Voices, [2001]

Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 x 24 cm
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Central Library E99.S85 J43 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This text includes the original speech, given by Chief Seattle in 1854, during treaty negotiations with the US government concerning the forced re-settlement of the Native people of Washington onto reservations. The speech is put into context, with a brief history of the region and its tribes.

Author Notes

Warren Jefferson is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer. He has published books on health and Native American culture.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In his debut work, Warren Jefferson pays tribute to The World of Chief Seattle. For 11,000 years his people, the Suquamish, have lived across the bay from the city that took their chief's name. Most famous for his 1854 speech promising the American government peace and respect in return for the same, Chief Seattle saw his world diminish during his long and celebrated life, as a result of the appropriation of land by the American government, the introduction of Euro-American diseases and the suppression of many tribal customs and religious practices. Nonetheless, Jefferson remains quietly optimistic in describing the Suquamish's former prosperity and how the tribe lives today. B&w photos. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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