Chief Seattle (Seathl) (1790-1866) Leader who promoted peace between whites and Native Americans; the city of Seattle, Washington is named after him
All things share the same breath—the animal, the tree, the man, and the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
The earth and myself are of one mind
All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.
We are part of the earth, and it is part of us.
Every part of the soil is sacred to my people.
The Suquamish and their ancestors lived in the Puget region (in Washington state) for thousands of years. They lived in small villages, and were skilled canoe makers, basket weavers, and fishermen.
Most Suquamish currently live on a Port Madison Indian Reservation in Washington.