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The city of Seattle is known for its many booming businesses where innovation is produced But what was Seattle like before the new settlers of eager entrepreneurs before all the commerce and businesses How did Seattle even get its name Seattle was founded by members of the Denny party who arrived at Alki Beach on November 13 1851 and then relocated to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay on April 1852 The city was born when the ship Exact stopped at Alki Beach in what is today West Seattle It carried Arthur A Denny and a few of the pioneers that he and his father had led from the Midwest over the Oregon Trail to Portland and as they landed ashore they would disturb all of the local tribes way of life forever Seattle started out as a little trading community populated by the local Indian tribes the Suquamish and the Duwamish and many others Among these Indians was one that would forever change the soon to be city of Seattle Chief Seattle also known as Sealth rhymes with wealth was still very young when George Vancouver came to Puget Sound to map the surrounding area Before that time Chief Seattles parents respective tribes had very little contact with whites even though Chief Seattle had a brief experience with Vancouver he was greatly impressed by Vancouver and that was one of the reasons Seattle tried to live peacefully with the white settlers later in life Chief Seattle was most known for his nobility courage and intelligence and the ability to help Europeans and Indians coexist Chief Seattle was born on the Kitsap Peninsula in 1786 Not much is known about his early childhood but according to early Seattle historian Clarence Bagley Chief Seattle was known for his courage daring and leadership in battle and even inherited his fathers position as chief at an early age after he proved himself in battle against other tribes
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