Chief Seattle’s admonition

Sons of the earth,

Man did not weave the web of life:

he is merely a strand in it.

Whatever he does to the web

he does to himself.

All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.

All things are connected.

Contaminate your bed,

and you will one night suffocate in your own waste.”

— Chief Seattle

1786 – 1866, leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish peoples,

present-day Washington State. USA