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Chief Seattle, after whom our city was named, was a renowned speaker and leader of his Suquamish/Duamish people in the 1800s. 

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Chief Seattle, 1864.
Photo by E.M. Sammis; UW Libraries Special Collections #NA1511


Adams, Randy, Page, Rich
  1994 "Chief Seattle and the Puget Sound Buffalo Wallow," Mythology of Chief Seattle, Borealis 5 (1) Spring: 50.
Anderson, Eva Greenslit
  1950 Chief Seattle. Caldwell, Idaho: Caston Printers (children's literature).
Arrowsmith, William
  1969 Speech of Chief Seattle, January 9th, 1955. Arion, A Journal of Humanities and the Classics (4): 461-464..
Bagley, Clarence B.
  1931 "Chief Seattle and Angeline," Washington Historical Quarterly 22:243-275..
Boring, Mel
  1978 Sealth. Dillon Press (children's literature).
Buerge, David
  1992 Chief Seattle. Seattle: Sasquatch Books..
Carlson, Frank
  1903 Chief Sealth. Bulletin of the University of Washington, Series 3, History Series no. 2 (originally an M.A. thesis)..
Dittmer, Allen
  1995 "We May Be Brothers After All," Chief Seattle 1854. Arizona English Bulletin. 37 (3) Spring.
Hilbert, Vi
  1991 "When Chief Seattle (Si'al) Spoke," in Robin K. Wright (ed) A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State. Burke Museum & University of Washington Press: 259-266..
  1992 Just too good to be true (speech by Chief Seattle). Newsweek. May 4 119 (18): 68 (1)
Kaiser, Rudolf.
  1987 "A Fifth Gospel, Almost": Chief Seattle's Speech(es): American Origins and European Reception. in Christian F. Feest (ed) Indians and Europe: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays. Aachen:" Edition Herodot, Rader Verlag..
Marsa, Linda
  1992 "Earth" Omni Dec. 1 15 (3): 18.
Metcalfe, James V.
  1970 Chief Seattle. Seattle: Catholic Northwest Progress Publications..
Miller, Lenore
  1994 Environmental Problems on Native Land. Nature Study Mar. 1 46: 34.
Montgomery, E.
  1966 Chief Seattle: Great Statesman. Champaign, Ill.: Garrard Publication Co. (children's literature)..
Museum of History and Industry
  1990 The Famous Oration of Chief Seattle. Seattle: Museum of History and Industry (brochure)..
Shelton, Ruth
  1954 The Memories of Ruth Shelton, taped by Leon Metcalf on May 20, 1954. Unpublished manuscript, comprising 37 pages of Lushootseed text, translated into English by Vi Hilbert (taqwseblu) in 1981..
Smith, Dr. H.A.
  1887 Early Reminiscences No. 10. Scraps from a diary - Chief Seattle - a gentleman by instinct - his native eloquence etc. etc. Seattle Sunday Star, October 29..
Stekel, Peter
  1996 "Warriors & Chiefs" Feb. 1 Wild West 8 (5).
Verwilghen, Albert Felix
  1924 Chief Sealth ca. 1786-1866, in the letters of the first Christian missionaries of the Puget Sound area. Seattle.
Wilson, Paul
  1992 "What Chief Seattle Said," Environmental Law 22 (4): 1451.