"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive." - Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866) (From Tumblr blog)

“When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are.

- Chief Seattle aka Chief Sealth. No wiser words were ever spoken.

Chief Seattle speech is more poetic. To me her speech is more about giving examples of how they are different people.

Chief Seattle (or more accurately, if you have respect for the man, Sealth) never said it. It was written by a screenwriter in the '70s in a factually inaccurate documentary that was written for the purpose of pushing an agenda, not teaching. If someone at Pike place tries to sell you this speech for $20, just point and laugh.

Chief Seattle of Sealth. First read it while in my english class and I was completely blown away by it. The message behind it is beautiful. I love the native indian beliefs about nature and life.

This is one of my favorite quotes from Chief Seattle.♥

All things share the same breath the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports Chief Seattle

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GRIZZLY CUB ALONG CHILKOOT RIVER, ALASKA -- “If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.”  Chief Seattle – Explore quotes on the sacred in life at http://www.examiner.com/article/learning-to-find-the-sacred-life

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

This post contains beautiful Native American Indian Wisdom that can inspire all of us. A collection of various quotes from various tribes and quotes designed by different artists.

Native American Indian Wisdom

So wise! "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All thing are bound together. All things connect." I love this. what a beautiful thought!

Native American wisdom

"This we know; The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know, all things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected" --Chief Si’ahl, Namesake of the City of Seattle

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Chief Seattle (an Anglicization of Si'ahl), (Lushootseed pronunciation: [ˈsiʔaːɬ], originally [ˈsiʔaːƛ̓];[1] c. 1780 – June 7, 1866) was a Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Duwamish) chief...The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, was named after him. A widely publicized speech arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of native Americans' land rights has been attributed to him.

Duwamish and Suquamish Chief Seattle portrait, Seattle, Washington, by Edward S. Curtis (his first Native American Photograph).

This we know.  The Earth does not belong to us;  we belong to the Earth.  All things are connected  like the blood that unites one family.  Whatever befalls the Earth,  befalls the children of the Earth.  We do not weave the web of life;  we are only a strand of it.  Whatever we do to the web,  we do to ourselves.  ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum)  Suquamish and Duwamish tribes.    Do go to the original post and read the other quotes there too.

Chief Seattle, chief of the Suquamish: "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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