Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle

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By (author) Chief Seattle, By (author) Susan J. Jeffers

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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 305mm x 5mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 4 November 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014054514X
  • ISBN 13: 9780140545142
  • Illustrations note: Col.ill.
  • Sales rank: 115,290

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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.

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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)