Eleanor Dale Evans & David Dickhoff (Illustrators) Summertown/TN 1988 Soft Cover/Stapled First Edition, First Thus Collectible-New in None as Issued jacket First Edition, First
Thus BRAND NEW Copy. First published 1980 in the Netherlands. Two exerts, one from an unknown author, and the second from a speech by Chief Seattle of the Puget Sound tribes to the then Governor of the Washington Territory in 1855. The first is a poem-response to the White Chief who "wishes to buy our lands/but is willing to allow us/enough to live comfortably." A proposal that raises deeper questions for "...my people will ask...How can one buy or sell the air/the warmth of the land? ...If we don't own the sweet air/and the bubbling water/how can you buy it from us? " The second exert, Chief Seattle's speech in which issue is taken with 'the white man's way', was fortunate to have been recorded as it was being delivered. Separated by universes of discourse, the parties were not in communication at all.
Ships from: Berkeley, CA
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
- •Standard, 48 States
- •Standard (AK, HI)
- •Express, 48 States
- •Express (AK, HI)