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Born: 1786 AD
Died: 1866 AD

1786 – He was born on Blake Island in Washington.


         – He was the son of Schweabe, who was a leader of the Suquamish tribe, and his mother was Scholitza of the Duwamish.


1854 – Chief Seattle  made a speech which he recited during treaty negotiations. The speech was said to discuss the agreement between man and earth. Since the translation by Dr. Henry A. Smith seemed to be inaccurate.


1855 – He signed a treaty ceding the land to the white settlers.


         – Chief Seattle was converted to Roman Catholicism and pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, and formed a personal relationship with David Swinson "Doc" Maynard.  


1866 – He died on the 7th of June.