"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive." - Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866) (From Tumblr blog)
Chief Seattle 1780 - 1866 @ Ya-Native.com. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.
GRIZZLY CUB ALONG CHILKOOT RIVER, ALASKA -- “If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.” Chief Seattle – Explore quotes on the sacred in life at http://www.examiner.com/article/learning-to-find-the-sacred-life
The only known photograph of Chief Seattle, taken 1864 Tribe Duwamish Born c. 1780 On or near Blake Island, Washington, U.S. Died June 7, 1866 Port Madison, Washington, U.S. Native name Si'ahl Known for Namesake of city of Seattle Resting place Port Madison, Washington, U.S. Children Princess Angeline
This we know. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life; we are only a strand of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum) Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. Do go to the original post and read the other quotes there too.