Seattle, Chief, 1790-1866

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Chief Seattle (b. around  1786, near Blake Island, WA – d. June 7, 1866, Port Madison, Washington) was a Suquamish Tribe and Dkhw'Duw'Absh chief. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with "Doc" Maynard. The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, was named after him.
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referencedIn Subject Files, 1955-1969 Seattle Municipal Archives
creatorOf Ramsay, Robert C. There was a time-- : an oratorio : based on an oration given by Chief Seattle in 1854 / by Robert C. Ramsay. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn William DeShaw papers, ca. 1849-1963, ca. 1849-1911 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Beauchamp, William Martin, 1830-1925. Papers, 1869-1904. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Huntington Free Library. Native American biography vertical file [ca.1850-2000.]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Anderson, Eva Greenslit, b. 1889. Chief Seattle, by Eva Greenslit Anderson. Seattle Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Sammis, E. M. E.M. Sammis photographs, ca. 1861-1866 [graphic]. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn Miller, Dan. What did Chief Seattle really say?, Nov. 11, 1989 / by Daniel J. Miller and Patricia R. Miller. Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State
referencedIn Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924,. Spoon [realia]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Minutes, 1955-1969 Seattle Municipal Archives
referencedIn Smalley, Roger, 1943-. The southland. I-III [music] / Roger Smalley. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Anderson, Eva Greenslit, b. 1889. person
associatedWith Beauchamp, William Martin, 1830-1925. person
associatedWith DeShaw, William, 1834-1900 person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Dan. person
associatedWith Ramsay, Robert C. person
associatedWith Sammis, E. M. person
associatedWith Seattle (Wash.). Municipal Art Commission corporateBody
associatedWith Smalley, Roger, 1943- person
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Birth 1790

Death 1866





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