Chief Seattle, Duwamish tribe (America)

Tribal Chief (1780 - 1866)

  • The same breath

    Chief Seattle, Duwamish tribe (America)

    (Submitted by Luis Ernesto Marín, Mexico)

    All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

  • This we know

    Chief Seattle, Duwamish tribe (America)

    This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.