This we know:
The earth does not belong to man:
man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the
blood which unites one family.
Man did not weave the web of life;
he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web
he does to himself.
Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle was a Chief of the Suquamish tribe in the Pacific Northwest in the 1800's. In 1854 he gave a speech to the Government's Indian Superintendent, Isaac Stevens. In 1887, Dr. Henry Smith wrote his recollection of the speech.

In 1972 when Ted Perry wrote his version of the speech for a film script about ecology, his words became famous and attributed to Chief Seattle.

This quote is a timeless and eloquent expression of our relationship to the earth.

Chief Seattle

This beautiful print is a
reproduction of an original work by
calligrapher Margaret Huber, written
in the Copperplate hand and surrounded
by a ring of saddle hackle feathers.

Click on the picture above to see an enlarged version.

11" x 14" print ready for framing


Click HERE to send an email to Margaret if you have questions or comments.

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