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 ofone of the Northwest Indian Nations, delivered a message to thegovernment in Washington who wanted to buy his people's land. Hebelieved that all life on earth, and the earth itself, is sacred.A moving and compelling 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
  • 154,852

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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)show more

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