Cheif Seattles Last Speech

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Chief Seattle, one of the greatest leaders of the 1800's. Born on 1786 and died on 1866, he lived his life out as the Chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. Seattle's best traits as chief were his wisdom, power, and his peaceful ways which resolved the problems around him.

"My words are like the stars that never change". Those were the words of Chie Seattle. His wisdom was a key factor on what made him who he was. Seattle expressed that, "However, your proposition seems fair and I think that my people will accept it and will retire to the reservation you offer them." This expresses that Seattle was wise in making his decisions.

Chief Seattle wasn't just a wise person; he was also a great and powerful leader. He had the power of his tribes and the power of the white man. Seattle once said," There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind ruffled sea covered its shell paved floor.

Seattle also once said," His brave warriors will be to us a bristling wall of strength.

Seattle resolved issues with the least amount of violence. Violence wasn't the way Seattle wanted to resolve his issues; he preferred the peaceful method instead. Seattle interprets this feeling in his speech with the sentence," I say, sends us word that if we do as he desires he will protect us". Also this feeling is expressed with the sentence," But let us hope that the hostilities between us may never return.

In conclusion, Seattle had a lot of characteristics that made him a great leader, but there were three main ones that made him stand out. These characteristics were his wisdom, power, and his peaceful ways which resolved the problems around him. Leaders...