Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky : A Message from Chief Seattle

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Nearly 150 years ago, Chief Seattle, a respected and peaceful leader of one of the Northwest Indian Nations, delivered a message to the government in Washington who wanted to buy his people's land. He believed that all life on earth, and the earth itself, is sacred. This title offers a plea for an end to man's destruction of nature.show more

Product details

  • 5+
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 236.22 x 304.8 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Col.ill.
  • 014054514X
  • 9780140545142
  • 140,006

Review Text

In the 1850's, when the US wanted to buy his people's Pacific Northwest land, Chief Seattle delivered this eloquent message to a Commissioner of Indian Affairs; since then, it has been adapted several times, by Joseph Campbell among others. Poetic and compelling, it's a plea to revere and preserve the web of creation: "Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." Jeffers's finely detailed art focuses on the beauty and nobility of the Native Americans' world, with a tidy clear-cut forest to represent the depredations to come. A handsome setting for an ever-more resonant appeal. (Kirkus Reviews)show more