CHIEF SEATTLE AND THE TOWN THAT TOOK HIS NAME: THE CHANGE OF WORLDS FOR THE NATIVE PEOPLE AND SETTLERS ON PUGET SOUNDand Settlers on Puget Sound by David M. Buerge
Chief Seattle and the Town that Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound by David M. Buerge
This is the first complete historical account of Chief Seattle and his times -- the story of an era of tremendous flux, turmoil, and violence during which a Native American war leader became an advocate for peace and strove to create a successful racial-hybrid community. When the British, Spanish, and then Americans arrived in the Pacific Northwest, it may have appeared to them as an untamed wilderness. In fact, it was a fully settled and populated land. Chief Seattle was a powerful representative from this very ancient world.
Historian David M. Buerge has been researching and writing this book about the world of Chief Seattle for the past twenty years. Buerge has threaded together disparate accounts of the time from the 1780s to the 1860s -- including native oral histories, Hudson Bay Company records, pioneer diaries, and historic newspaper reporting.
Chief Seattle had gained power and prominence on Puget Sound as a war leader, but the arrival of American settlers caused him to reconsider his actions. He came to embrace white settlement and encouraged intermarriage between native people and the settlers.
Included in this account are descriptions of his role in the treaty council that would remove the natives from the historic lands, his relationships with such figures as Governor Isaac Stevens and Chiefs Leschi and Patkanim, and his actions during the Battle at Seattle that threatened the existence of the settlement. It also explores the controversial Chief Seattle speech that haunts the city that bears his name to this day.
Sasquatch Books, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2017
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