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  • Chief Seattle Essay

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    Chief Seattle When stories are told about the American Indian it is usually the Indians that are looked upon as the heathens. They are portrayed as savages who spent most of their time raiding wagon trains and scalping the white settlers just for fun. The media has lead us to believe that the American government was forced to take the land from these savage Indians. We should put the blame where it belongs, on the U.S. Government who lied, cheated, and stole from the Indians forcing many Indian

  • Chief Seattle Essay

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    Chief Seattle, in his masterfully worded speech to Governor Isaac I. Stevens, attempts to convince Stevens’s people to treat his people kindly and fairly. At the same time, Seattle warns Stevens about the many negative aspects of his tribe. Through the use of juxtaposition, an uncompromising tone towards his surrounding world, and personification of specific objects, Seattle clearly conveys his point to the Governor. Juxtaposition is used to point out many differences between Seattle’s tribe and

  • Chief Seattle Analysis

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    is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has conquered it, he moves on” (Chief Seattle). The more land the humans acquire, the more power they possess. Many people wanted land in order to obtain power, yet they took advantage of other people’s property and claimed it as their own; however, claiming a property that does not belong to a person cannot claim as his own. Another example of such aggression is on Chief Seattle’s essay, “Letter to President Pierce, 1855.” He mentions how a white man

  • Chief Tecumseh And Chief Seattle Speech

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    Through these neglections and stereotypes, two Chiefs, Seattle and Tecumseh, speak out for their people by using various forms of rhetoric. In Chief Seattle's speech, he makes a letter to President Franklin Pierce and any other Americans that play any parts in Parliament. The audience that the chief is reaching out to may have Manifest Destiny, belief that God approves of the U.S, as well as the belief that Indians are savages. Chief Seattle explains, however, that the Americans are the true savages

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Chief Seattle

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    Chief Seattle questions the Americans on why they sell and buy land also treat it as if it is nothing. Chief Seattle explains that the Americans want power using personification. Chief Seattle says, “His appetite will devour the earth and leave behind only the desert.”(Paragraph 13). He gives ‘appetite’ a human ability which he uses to show how the Americans want power. That the Americans will take up everything the earth has offered and basically leave nothing. Some of his audience are the Americans

  • Chief Seattle Oration Analysis

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    Seattle Chiefs Ovation The arrival of the European colonists in New England in the 17th century pushed the Native Americans to the west and eventually sparking their demise. Intensive logging impacted their environment, epidemic diseases from Europe claimed lives of thousands of Native Americans, and the Euro-Americans simply took over regions and the land of the native community. The Native Americans were outraged by their inferiority and on the colonist’s treatment of the environment. The Chief

  • Chief Seattle Speech Summary

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    Two great chiefs, Tecumseh and Seattle, attempted to address the U.S. government's negligence against the Native American tribes, who preceded the very men who ignore their needs. Chief Seattle delivers a speech to President Pierce in 1855, and in it contrasts nature and artificial cities. “There is no quiet place in man’s cities, no place to hear the leaves of spring or the rustle of insect wings. But perhaps because I am a savage and do not understand, the clatter only seems to insult the ears

  • Similarities Between Chief Seattle And Chief Tecumseh

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    Chief Seattle and Chief Tecumseh In both of the speeches, there were many similarities and differences, but the speeches are different in structure and tone. In the speech of Chief Seattle his rhetorical strategy that he mostly uses is his character, and his emotions to attract his audience. For instance, Chief Joseph tries to point out to General Howard, and the white men that if “He leaves his fathers graves, and his children's birthright is forgotten” (L. 4-5). The chief is saying that white

  • Chief Seattle, A Native American Chief Of The Duwamish Tribe

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    Chief Seattle, a Native American Chief of the Duwamish tribe, faced the inevitability of his tribe’s removal from their homeland. While he could not deter the United States government from its intentions, he did not waste his opportunity to both protect his tribe and voice his opinions. In his oration to Governor Isaac I. Stevens, Chief Seattle secures respect for his tribe as they are driven off of the land they have protected for centuries. Seattle creates a dynamic shift in tone, primarily through

  • Analysis Of The Article ' Chief Seattle ' Essay

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    In this article Chief Seattle is mainly talking about how Indians don’t understand white men and how white men don’t understand Indians. One of the points Seattle discusses is how the value of land is seen differently between the two. Indians see the land as a sacred and prosperous place that is to be lived on and cherished. White men see land as being the same wherever they go, so they think they can take it from wherever or whomever, use it for a while, and then leave. The next point discussed

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