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Chief Seattle's Speech

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tumbao, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Is a Powerful statement on the environment culture and the future of humanity...

    1854 - "Yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upton our fathers for centuries untold..."
  2. jtc_hunter


    Feb 16, 2007
    Modern man has abandoned these beliefs. Can we get it back? I wish.
  3. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Is there no bass-related content here, or am I just totally missing it? :help:
  4. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Thank you. Well, Some mod-help here, cause We love the trees! ;)
  5. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Woodburn, Oregon
    maybe he said it in a really low voice?
  6. Alcyon


    Jan 15, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    There is in fact little evidence that Chief Seattle actually said this or that it had anything to do with what he said at all. This version was written in english loosely based off of the notes of a trader who was translating indian trade language/Chinook jargon who was translating the chief's original language of Lushootseed.

    "The speech attributed to Sealth, as re-written by others, has been widely cited as "powerful, bittersweet plea for respect of Native American rights and environmental values", but there is little evidence that he actually spoke it." -wikipedia

    That said, it's a nice speech.
  7. did he even play bass?
  8. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Basses are made from trees, right?
  9. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    I used to be a logger ... I love trees!
  10. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    More than a nice speech: facts, history, awareness, hope, good attitude to try to amend and to give a better World to our children!
    Ahh, life is more than a "canadian drummer" wiki-opinion...
  11. Mods please move this to OT - it has nothing to do with basses.
  12. PWV

    PWV Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    But there's Bass players in Seattle....and um, many of them play in Casinos on Indian Land. And Chief Seattle was an Indian....and um, So....help me here - I need a conclusion. :confused:
  13. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    This DEFINITELY belongs in Basses.

    Moved to OT. :)

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