Text of chief seattle's treaty oration 1854 (seattle sunday star oct 29,l887 by drha smith) yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change today is fair tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds. Carefully read chief seattle ' s oration to governor isaac i stevens who had just returned from washington , dc with orders to buy indian lands and create reservations in a well-written essay identify chief seattle ' s purpose [br1] and analyze the rhetorical strategies [br2] he uses to convey his purpose. Chief seattle’s 1854 oration” authentic text of chief seattle’s treaty oration 1854 yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. Chief seattle’s speech appears to shed valuable light on native american reactions to the representations of the euro-americans, but the increasingly larger role that dr smith is believed to have played in the production of the speech challenges the validity of those reactions.
In 1854, an aging chief seattle attended a reception for territorial gov isaac stevens, who was trying to buy puget sound lands from the indians the chief, who spoke no english, delivered a speech, which supposedly was translated by pioneer dr henry a smith. However, many people now believe that the speech was actually written by a hollywood screen writer in the 1970's for the movie home - four wagons west it is thought that the script was based on the original statement by chief seattle in 1854. Chief seattle’s promise to adhere to the treaty, should one be ratified, was observed to the letter, for he was ever the unswerving and faithful friend of the white man the above is but a fragment of his speech, and lacks all the charm lent by the grace and earnestness of the sable old orator, and the occasion. Seattle speech version of 1887, relative to traces of the 1854 oration's political and cultural contexts and codes of interpretation i find that in smith's speech version-despite its aestheticizing.
“chief seattle’s” famous speech below is the text of “chief seattle’s” speech as translated by dr henry a smith its authenticity is suspect, since it was published in a small journal in 1887, 33 years after chief seattle supposedly uttered it in 1854 in his native salish language. Some of chief seattle’s most famous one-liners come from his “letter to president franklin pierce,” asking for concessions to native americans and for more respect for nature and the land in it, many of the themes of the famous speech are repeated. A speech given by chief seattle in january 1854 was reported by dr henry a smith in the seattle sunday star newspaper in 1887 it is most usually called seattle's reply since it was a response to a speech by territorial governor isaac m stevens. Chief seattle, oration (1854) yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change today is fair. Chief seattle summary: a chief to the duwamish people his native name is closer to si’ahl the city found in the state of washington is named after him he is famous for having made a speech that was generally in favor of being responsible to the environment and to have respect of the land rights of his people.
The chief seattle’s 1854 oration is a speech in response to a proposed treaty in which the indians were persuaded to give up thousands of acres to the us government for a sum of 150,000 dollars the chief seattle’s oration is considered to be the most profound environmental statements in history. Chief seattle's speech of 1854 is a powerful statement on the environment, culture, and the future of humanity there is a great deal of controversy surrounding chief seattle's speech of 1854 there are many sources of information, various versions of the speech, and debates over its very existence. Chief seattle's 1854 oration created out of respect for our ancestors and with hope and love for future generationsthis is a gift to be presented~ unmastered, rough draft, created as a chief seattle's speech. Such an analysis must begin with consideration of the oration allegedly spoken by chief seattle,1 patriarch of the duwamish and suquamish indians of puget sound, to isaac ingalls stevens, governor of the washington territory, in the year 1854 or 1855, at the site of the present metropolis of seattle.
Perhaps the work of pacific northwest literature best known around the world is chief seattle’s speech in which he discusses relations between natives and non-natives and conveys indian ideas about life, the afterlife, and natural resources. Chief seattle's treaty orientation 1854 version 1 as it was published in the seattle sunday star, october 29, 1887, by dr henry a smith smith is said to have taken notes as chief seattle spoke in the suquamish dialect, and then transcribed the text in english from his notes. Chief seattle begins his oration with compelling figurative language — he uses a simile to compare the current state of white men and indians, noting that white men “are like the grass that covers vast prairies, while my people are few, and they resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain.
Apologies for my english accentgreat poetic speech revealing the melancholy and tragedy associated with the fading of a civilisation and way of life in the face of the unjust and brutal. Authentic text of chief seattle's treaty oration 1854 version 1, which appeared in the seattle 'sunday star' on october 29, 1887, in a column by dr henry a smith yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. “chief seattle’s 1854 oration” – ver 1 authentic text of chief seattle’s treaty oration 1854 yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. In addition to his namesake city, chief seattle (178-1866) is best remembered for a speech given, according to pioneer dr henry smith, on the occasion of an 1854 visit to seattle of isaac stevens (1818-1862.
There is only one record of what chief seattle did say in 1854, a translation of the chief’s speech done by dr henry smith who published his recollection in 1887 — 33 years after it was given. Chief seattle delivered his speech at washington in 1854 saying that whatever seattle said, the great chief at washington could rely upon with as much certainty as he could upon the return of the sun or the seasons. Authentic text of chief seattle’s treaty oration “chief seattle’s 1854 oration” – ver 1 yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change.