Answering Chief Seattle
University of Washington Press, 2011年10月1日 - 192 頁
Over the years, Chief Seattle's famous speech has been embellished, popularized, and carved into many a monument, but its origins have remained inadequately explained. Understood as a symbolic encounter between indigenous America, represented by Chief Seattle, and industrialized or imperialist America, represented by Isaac L Stevens, the first governor of Washington Territory, it was first published in a Seattle newspaper in 1887 by a pioneer who claimed he had heard Seattle (or Sealth) deliver it in the 1850s. No other record of the speech has been found, and Isaac Stevens's writings do not mention it Yet it has long been taken seriously as evidence of a voice crying out of the wilderness of the American past.
Answering Chief Seattle presents the full and accurate text of the 1887 version and traces the distortions of later versions in order to explain the many layers of its mystery. This book also asks how the speech could be heard and answered, by reviewing its many contexts. Mid-century ideas about land, newcomers, ancestors, and future generations informed the ways Stevens and his contemporaries understood Chief Seattle and recreated him as a legendary figure.
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Is the Seattle speech a surviving record of an actual event? Or is it a fabrication from white men's pens and presses, a subtle reshaping of history ...
Unfortunately, there is only one surviving copy of this issue of the Star, and it is a damaged sheet with missing or half-legible lines in some places.
It is the earliest surviving record. It comes from a direct witness. It dates from a period still early in the history of what would become Washington State ...
Around 198o the surviving issues of the Star were microfilmed. A master film at the University of Washington and a copy at the Washington State Library were ...
The best we can do is transcribe the surviving sheet, including the passages covered with tape, and supply missing words or lines from a copy published just ...
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